How can I watch my iTunes Movies on HDTV?

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  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a

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    I have my iMac in one room of the house and my TV in another room, too far apart to connect via HDMI, so how can I watch my iTune movies that are saved onto my iMac hard drive on my HDTV in the other room?
     
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    Will Apple TV work on my 42" Toshiba FULL HD?
     
  3. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816

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    what simsaladdude said :D

    Apple TV (Gen 3) will work with ANY TV that has a HDMI Port, and will output 1080p IF your content is 1080p, it wont magically make your 720p or SD content 1080p
     
  4. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And can I play my iTunes movies that I bought that were downloaded and saved from iTunes onto my iMac hard drive and stream them smoothly to my Toshiba TV in the next room?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    If you have a proper (wireless) LAN setup, then yes. That is what the Apple TV is made for.
     
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    So I plug the Apple TV into my TV using HDMI cable, and plug Apple TV into my router using ethernet cable, and then log my iMac onto Apple TV wirelessly, then I can stream movies from iMac through the Apple TV and it shows on my TV?
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you bought the movies on iTunes, you can watch it directly via the Apple TV without needing your iMac…
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    In a way: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/apple_tv_3rd_gen_setup.pdf
     
  9. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But it will stream it and not play it direct from a hard drive as the Apple TV does not have a hard drive. Streaming may be buffered or slow and pause because my internet connection can get slow during peak hours.
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, it will be streaming from an Apple server, if you choose not to employ the iMac to stream from. The Apple TV has internal storage of 8 GB to temporarily store content and buffer it. If you employ the iMac to stream from, the only downside will be the speed of your local network.
     
  11. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If you buy them in iTunes they are stored (like music) on your Mac and stream them (via Ethernet or wirelessly) to your Aplle TV. In addition, you can rip your DVDs into iTunes and have your library available to you.
     

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