WD tv imac mirroring

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  1. k5nyc macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how to mirror with a WD tv or turn it into a second screen? i can see the hard drive on it and swap files but was wondering if mirroring is somehow available.

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  2. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    What hard drive? Is it in the TV? If so, you are, incorrectly, using Target Disk Mode.

    You would need to use a display cable to connect it to the TV. Most likely, you would need a HDMI cable and a mini display port to HDMI adaptor. Once connected, switch to the HDMI input on the TV and they should automatically mirror.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    The WD TV is not able to do mirroring like the Apple TV.
     
  4. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I was assuming it was a TV...
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's an Apple TV like thing made by Western Digital. You plug in an external hard and can play/stream media with it. I think it came out in 2010/2011.
     
  6. k5nyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was hoping to not have to run a cable to it. but it looks like thats my only option. i got rid of cable so to watch sports games i usually find a stream online and was hoping to be able to mirror that with the WDtv but it doesn't seem possible.
     

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