It seems like it's IMPOSSIBLE. I don't have words to say how frustrated I am to have this set. I just bought a HDTV so I will not watch my movies on the laptop anymore. I thought it would be something very straight forward to have everything configured. How was I mistaken. I have a Macbook Air from the late 2011. I bought a common thunderbolt adapter to HDMI and the cable from the first store I found selling this kind of accessories. I got home and plugged everything and then... Nothing happens. Some research on google and I found out I was not the only one with the same issue. It was recommended I would get the "apple certified" Moshi adapter. 50 bucks. I thought, Ok, it's not cheap but it will solve my problem. Got home, plugged the whole thing and then... Nothing happens. I was already very upset at this point. I spent another day without being able to watch anything. So I got back to the apple store the next day and told them it was not working. The guy helping me out was clueless. I was already very impatient and thought I will get the Apple TV because that cannot go wrong. How was I mistaken. Got home. Plugged everything... And it works... Kind of. I tried turning my Airplay and played with VLC a movie I had on my hard disk. It started well but my happiness didn't hold for long. I started to have lots of lags on image and sound and my joy started to fade. Again, I googled the issue and NOT for my surprise, lots of people had the same issue, AGAIN. Lots of suggestions were made and I found one link ( http://support.apple.com/en-sg/TS4215) It is recommended to bring the router to the same room where the laptop and TV were. I just did that. For my surprise or maybe not, the lag became waaaay worse and the signal between apple tv and router became even worse (how is this even possible?!?! before on the settings / network were showing four small filled circles. Now shows only 2). Tomorrow (and another day will pass), I will go to a store to buy a ethernet cable to plug router to apple TV directly and see what happens. If that doesn't work, can anyone recommend me a store which they still sell old VHS players? Thanks!!!! P.S.: if anyone can give me any help before I throw this in the garbage can, that would be awesome. Thanks!