Two monitors, two rooms

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Imaya, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Imaya macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I was wondering if such software exist. I have a mac pro in my home office and would like to also plug a second monitor (HD TV) in the living room. Is there a way for me to see what is showing on the TV?

    I want to use that instead of streaming to my apple TV in the living room which is unable to play 1080p movies.

    Of course I don't want to mirror both monitors, I would like to be able to look at my emails in the office while my girlfriend watch a movie.

    Thank you!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    You could just connect the tv as you would another monitor, provided you can find a cable that long. Then you just set it up as a separate monitor and you could play movies, etc through iTunes
     
  3. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    If you want to be able to do other stuff on the second monitor while the HDTV is watching video full screen use Boxee. It's the only software I know of that doesn't cancel full screen when you click out.

    Apple TV would be a much better choice though.
     
  4. ShamrockSolace macrumors member

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    Currently running this set up

    I use the TV as an extended desktop. I use F8 Spaces for viewing both monitors. The main issue I have is that the keyboard and mouse are in the office.

    I have tried remote desktop on iPod touch. Didn't like the speed through wifi and screen was difficult to use as a remote desktop. Had Keyscan RF remote, that did not work, range was bad.

    Still looking for a solution for controlling the computer when in the living room. Currently walking is the solution that works.
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Have you got an iPhone? If so use Teamviewer.
     

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