Will this setup work?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mynewromantica, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. mynewromantica macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2009
    I don't know much about the ATV so I need some help. I would like to gat an ATV and a Time Capsule. If I hook up my 1TB HD that has my iTunes folder in it to my TC will it still as my source for FrontRow on my iMac and macBook and the source for my ATV? Right now it is only the source for my iMac.

    So it would go 1TB-->TC--wireless-->iMac/ATV/MacBook.
  2. johnkountz Guest


    Nov 3, 2007
    Potentially very slow

    You may find this configuration unacceptably slow, as content has to make two wireless hops to get to the ATV. The ATV will not draw content directly from the TC attached drive, it will draw it through whatever Mac you have configured to stream content to your ATV. Data flow would be

    HD -> TC -> Wireless -> iMac -> Streamed Wireless -> ATV

    Furthermore, if this is your primary and only storage you are risking everything on a single point of failure.

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