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Old Nov 8, 2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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Just wanted to ask as I'm looking into getting an apple tv 2. I have a mac book pro 13" and want to stream video from my mac book to my tv. I know you can get cables to connect them up but I don't want to mirror what's on screen I just want to be able to play video that's on my mac book as if it where on another screen.

So is an Apple TV the only option are there other options that dont need you to use itunes. If possible I want to be able to close the mac book also.

Thanks for all the help
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 04:19 AM   #2
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Just wanted to ask as I'm looking into getting an apple tv 2. I have a mac book pro 13" and want to stream video from my mac book to my tv. I know you can get cables to connect them up but I don't want to mirror what's on screen I just want to be able to play video that's on my mac book as if it where on another screen.

So is an Apple TV the only option are there other options that dont need you to use itunes. If possible I want to be able to close the mac book also.

Thanks for all the help
Yes, the WD TV Live is one of many.
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 05:42 AM   #3
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If you're looking to play content purchased through iTunes the apple tv is the only option. If you want to be able to leave it closed I believe you can enable wake for network access but I'm not positive. But you can always leave MacBook open and turn the screen off
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 05:42 AM   #4
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The PS3 is an attractive option. You can stream a wide variety of formats from a mac and/or pc, has a blue ray and of course plays game. In my opinion the interface is not as sleek as the ATV, but it has lot's of capabilities. I have both the PS3 and the ATV but mostly use the ATV for my viewing needs....
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 06:06 AM   #5
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The PS3 is an attractive option. You can stream a wide variety of formats from a mac and/or pc, has a blue ray and of course plays game. In my opinion the interface is not as sleek as the ATV, but it has lot's of capabilities. I have both the PS3 and the ATV but mostly use the ATV for my viewing needs....
Is the PS3 still the cheapest BluRay player on the market?
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Is the PS3 still the cheapest BluRay player on the market?
Not by a long shot.
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 07:17 AM   #7
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I have both an apple tv and ps3. The apple tv is set up in my living room for my wife and daughter(mostly). I have my ps3 in my office. If I had to choose between the two I would go with my ps3. I hate having to convert videos to watch the on the atv.
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 07:58 AM   #8
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I have both an apple tv and ps3. The apple tv is set up in my living room for my wife and daughter(mostly). I have my ps3 in my office. If I had to choose between the two I would go with my ps3. I hate having to convert videos to watch the on the atv.
Jailbreaking it would be a cheaper option
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Jailbreaking it would be a cheaper option
That's true. I had my ps3 first, so I just haven't had the need to jailbreak my atv. Airplay + airvideo works great for me. I probably will end up jailbreaking it at some point.
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