10.8 Airplay not recognising Apple TV3

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  1. jny2012 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have downloaded 10.8 primarily for Airplay. Situation is:

    1. Apple TV 3 with 5.0.2(4250)
    2. Apple TV can see my Macbook Pro
    3. I have checked 'Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available' in Settings/Display

    But there is no icon in the menu bar?

    I found a Youtube video 'OS X Mountain Lion AirPlay Mirroring How To and Hands On' that has an extra option that I don't and a slightly different option:

    1. Airplay Mirroring - off/on
    2. Show display options in the menu bar - automatically

    What am I missing?

    Thanks
    John
     
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  3. jny2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    Need more detail in order to know whether it works with AirPlay. Go to the Apple Menu -> About This Mac, and click More Info… It will tell you the model in the form of MacBook Pro 17-inch Early/Mid/Late 20xx. That will be enough info to go on.

    jW
     
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    Unfortunately true. To be more specific, the video card lacks a feature called QuickSync that is used by Apple to support AirPlay.

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  9. jny2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Your kidding!!! No one at the Mac store mentioned that possibility to us when we purchased Apple TV 2 months ago. Mirroring was what we wanted but we were told we would have to wait for 10.8 for it to work which we have done. Any workaround?
    :mad:
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    Apple clearly stated what machines supported mirroring
     
  11. jny2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Pompiliu
    :)

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