Screen Mirorring

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by vjicecool, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    Hey Folks
    Is Apple tv the best for screen mirroring? or any other device. I am planning to play some video games on the TV using apple tv
    What about the sound, will sound come from Mac or tv?

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    Should i buy the apple tv or wait for the new one next week (Assuming they will release a new one next week)
     
  2. cynics macrumors G3

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    Depends on what you are trying to mirror. If it's other Apple products via AirPlay then yes.

    I don't think we will see a new Apple TV for awhile let alone next week unless I missed something huge. Lol
     
  3. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a MBA and i have installed some games which i can play with joy stick
    so i was wondering to play the games on TV using apple tv air play
    will it mirror my games?
    bumping for more answers
     
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    There is some lag to airplay mirroring. If you want to play a game on your big screen I would recommend going old school and directly connecting your MBA
     
  5. thegreatdivorce macrumors regular

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    This. Although I haven't tried with Mavericks, there was enough lag with Airplay mirroring in ML that I wouldn't dream of gaming.
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Actually in Mavericks the lag is considerably less. I was actually able to play some simple online games with little issue.

    With that said, the cursor moves with limited precision. I still wouldn't recommend hard core gaming even with Mavericks.
     
  7. thegreatdivorce macrumors regular

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    That's good to know. I'll have to give it a go on Mavericks, if nothing else as a third screen.
     

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