How do I turn off computer display while using Airplay?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MiamiC70, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    How do I turn off computer display while using Airplay?
    Using my late 2011 MBA w/ TB Cinema display to stream to my 58" Samsung via ATV3 but I cannot figure out ow to turn off the main display while I do so. What do you guys do while streaming via ATV?
     
  2. dtmint23, Sep 22, 2012
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    Control + Shift + Eject should work.

    Sorry just checked and it doesn't.
     
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    I just turn the brightness on my MBP all the way down. It doesn't affect the AirPlay stream but it effectively turns off the internal display. I don't usually have an external display connected when using AirPlay though.
     
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    t1 that's exactly what I do.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    That does NOT turn off the display. It turns off the backlight. The display is still on.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Indeed. It merely effectively turns off the display, as I said. :)
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems like this would have been an obvious feature built into Airplay :(
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried Control+Shift+Eject? It will put my main display to sleep.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    I'm not the OP, but I've tried it and it only works partially: the audio continues to play on the AirPlay device, but the video freezes the moment you press those keys. Kinda defeats the purpose.
     
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    This is what I use when I Airplay. Start movie and close my MBA.
    I think Caffein also works the same.
     

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