Apple TV question's

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Harp77, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Harp77 macrumors member

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    Some questions I can’t seem to get the Genius’ to answer at the store:

    1) I just placed my hundreds of physical cd’s into iTunes – if I use Airdrop to play these from my Mac device to my stereo/tv will it only play those songs purchased through iTunes or anything I have in iTunes?

    2) Due to the age of my Denon stereo rec’vr, 10 yrs old, I have no HDMI ports. So I will be using HDMI from Apple TV box to my new tv and the optical audio from Apple TV to my Denon – because I am using AirDrop what is the sound quality like?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    1. It will play anything in your music library.

    2. Optical is still digital, so it will be the same quality.
     
  3. Harp77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do I need to have a MacBook to stream wirelessly from iTunes to AppleTV OR can I stream also wirelessly from my Windows laptop, via iTunes, to Apple TV...?
     
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  8. salohcin macrumors member

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    Basically AirDrop is for sharing files between devices and AirPlay is for streaming audio/video from one device to another. I believe takeshi74 was just correcting your terminology to avoid confusion as to what you were attempting to accomplish.
     
  9. syuus001 macrumors newbie

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    :confused: I can not understand what you said?can you describle detailedly
     
  10. IlikeMacsSoMuch macrumors 6502

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    When you have 2 Apple devices, with AirDrop you can drop a file or anyhing into another

    AirPlay let you play wirelesly content to AirPlay compatible device like an Apple TV
     
  11. cynics macrumors G3

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    You were previously saying AirDrop. But you actually meant AirPlay.

    Ignore the term/word AirDrop, it has no relevance to this discussion. Nor does it have anything to do with anything that is AppleTV.
     

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