View computer wireless on Tv.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Dal123, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Location:
    England
    #1
    I have a powerbook 17, would like to be able to wirelessly connect my powerbook to the tv, so I can view documents etc.

    I want a freeview box that I am able to record on.

    Is there anything I can purchase for me to enable to do this?
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    #2
    I don't remember what year a Powerbook 17 was. But anything older than 2010 I'd say furgitaboutit.

    2010 - Use a thing call AirParrot.

    2011+ U just need a copy of Mountain Lion

    Pair those with a $99 Apple TV + HDMI cable and yer all set.
     
  3. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Location:
    England
    #3
    Thanks, I've got a new powerbook, I only bought it just under a year ago I think. It has Lion 10.7.5.

    Thank you for your recommendation I'm looking into it. Must I upgrade to Mountain Lion. Reluctant as just getting used to Lion :eek:.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    #4
    I think you're meaning to say MacBook Pro. Apple stopped making PowerBooks back in 2007, IIRC.

    Before you upgrade to Mountain Lion, verify that your specific Mac meets the requirements to support AirPlay Mirroring.

    This link explains the specific models, and tells you how to check if yours is one of the supported ones:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5404
     
  5. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Location:
    England
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    #6
    ML isn't that much different.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    #7
    One more thing.

    If you have just 1-2 WIFI users at home, should be fine. More than that (busy airway) u may find stuttering/buffering on your Video, in which case either (1)U tell everybody to stop using the Internet while you are mirroring it, or (2)upgrade your router with a QOS capable one.

    To work around busy airways, if u have a dual-band router u maybe able to dedicate the 5 ghz band to mirroring and leave the 2.4 ghz for everything else, without buying a new QOS router, but I have no actual experience doing this.
     

Share This Page