Using Apple TV with Older Mac. Advice please!

johnpateley

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 10, 2012
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Yorkshire Dales England
Hello Folks
I have a late 2009 IMAC and would like to be able to show iPhoto slide shows on my big screen TV in another room.
Is this possible please?
I read that screen mirroring is only possible with later macs.
Any advice would be helpful before I make a purchase.
Best Wishes John
 

fubaracing7374

macrumors member
Oct 17, 2012
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The Apple TV gives you functionality to be able to display sideshows on your tv without AirPlay mirroring.
 
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johnpateley

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 10, 2012
11
0
Yorkshire Dales England
Thank you for your reply, but is the slide show facility from iPhoto or does the ATV generate its own shows from your computers stored pictures?
Thanks for any further info.
John
 
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jetlife2

macrumors regular
Apr 18, 2004
129
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Cincinnati, Oh
ATV generates the slide show

ATV generates the slide show itself. There are options for transition effects, etc. The source of the photos is albums within the iphoto library, which must be available (i.e. the imac must be on the same network, turned on, and not asleep).

Hope that helps.
 
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