Wireless Mac to TV solution?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Toppa G's, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Toppa G's macrumors 6502

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    I work for a small company that is moving into a new office space. We're looking for a super-clean way to connect laptops to a wall-mounted TV. Dropping a cord from the ceiling is not an option, and routing one on the floor is no good either. We do have a counter on one side of the room that we may just set a Mac Mini on and use with a wireless KB/mouse, but we think it would be slick if we could carry in a laptop, open it up, and *poof* be connected to the screen in seconds. :D

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    802.11n is not fast enough to stream the data to a monitor IIRC.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    For real time work, not so much,

    if you want to have one person working, while the others can look on on the big screen, look into remote desktop.
    I have a mini setup as a media center for my main TV, and sometimes use remote desktop to access it. (When i'm in the living room i'm on N). not that i regularly watch video over remote desktop, but it does come across, although very jerky, 1 or 2 frames a second.

    You would have to see if there is much of a delay in your usage, and it might be workable to use the mouse/keyboard on you laptop, but work off the big screen.

    check out the following link to see about making it full screen.
    http://www.macworld.com/article/131094/2007/12/screensharepower.html

    and now the followup, as i realize i had lost all the extra buttons shown in the above link
    http://www.macworld.com/article/135649/2008/09/screen_sharing_buttons.html
     

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