Apple TV with Thunderbolt Display

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  1. BerGaur macrumors regular

    BerGaur

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    I am looking into making a setup where I can wirelessly connect my laptop with a display at the other side of the room. I was thinking about using apple TV with a thunderbolt display and a thunderbolt to hdmi cable.

    My questions are:

    Will this work?
    How well will it work?
    Has anybody done this?

    All feedback is appreciated, thank you.
     
  2. JeffiJers, Dec 28, 2013
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    JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    Apple TV only support max res of 1080p

    will experience lag even if hooked up via ethernet (any display)

    You can't go hdmi to thunderbolt.
     
  3. BerGaur thread starter macrumors regular

    BerGaur

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    Any other ideas?

    I hate TVs and always prefer to get monitors. So, I assume that a 1080p monitor would work fine. But I would really rather use apples because nothing from them has ever broken on me, and it looks so much better than anything else.

    Is there any way I would be able to do the same thing, but use the thunderbolt?
     
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  5. neilmacd macrumors 6502

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    I take it your laptop isn't a MacBook Air/Pro (2011 or later)?

    The only way to get higher than 1080p and iron out any lag, would be to use an HDMI (from laptop) to Mini DisplayPort. The TBD thunderbolt port also acts as a Mini DisplayPort.

    However this still limits resolution to 1920x1200, only a direct thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort to thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort will give you full resolution as HDMI is limited.

    Either way, you'd need it to be wired up.
     

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