Apple TV Airplay is about a 1 second delay... too much for a desktop?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Sean Dempsey, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

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    I airplay all the time, but mostly for other people (presentations, kids, etc). There is a noticable delay, about .75 seconds. Makes it impossible to use computer and AppleTV display at the same time, the delay messes with your brain.

    Not sure how they plan on doing this with Mavericks. If you have HDMI, you don't need Airplay as you can plug right in to a TV.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Don't have any delay on my Apple TV.
    By chance are you running on wireless for your Apple TV and Mac???
     
  3. macrumors G3

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    I would think that the delay would only be annoying if you;re running something that displays on both screens.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

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    Yeah, wireless N.

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    But wait - doesn't airplay require wireless? I had all wired gigabit before and I got no airplay options, which is why I bought a AExB so I could get N.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure I've always gotten the icon when wired in. My iMac doesn't use wireless and shows the icon for my ATV and AE.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I'm hooked up to my gigabit switch right now with an Apple TV and MacBook on both ends and I'm doing multi-display on my TV via mirroring. So I'm pretty sure it works on a wired connection :)
     

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