Apple TV

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  1. Skywatcher

    Skywatcher New Member

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    Well its sat on teh living room table at the moment but due to a lack of broadband I haven't had a play - anyone got one ? is it good for linking up with ipad etc? what do you use yours for?

    need an hdmi and an optical cable as well when I go shopping :)
     
  2. keith

    keith Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    It's B B B B B Brilllllllliant! :D

    We have them dotted around the tvs so we can stream movies from the ipad or from the NAS

    We can also mirror the ipad output wirelessly to any apple tv in the house which is sometimes useful for showing apps or photos etc (I've got one for the boardroom tv at work for the same reason, great for presentations)
     
  3. Dizneyblonde

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    We've got one too and love it!

    Jack has all our holiday movies stored on his Mac and streams them downstairs on the big tv.

    So easy to show stuff from the iPad too :D
     
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    Brilliant - exactly what I was hoping to be able to do :thumbsup:

    Have to say when I looked into it I was amazed how cheap it was!

    its lovely and small too , just wish it was white or silver
     
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    Dizneyblonde Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I love it being black,it blends in with my tv stand!
     
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    Well that sucks. It is dead :(. Remote completely doesn't work despite trying to pair it etc nada

    Only got to play today as the internet has come back up.


    Number of Xmas presents 1 , number that work 0

    Sigh.
     
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    Wendy Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    :hug2: that's not good at all :sigh: :hug2:
     
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    Oh wow. How disappointing is that? :sorry: Let's hope that the legendary Apple service comes to the rescue.
     
  9. keith

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    Ive wanted to reply and say "try this" but I can't think of anything you wouldn't already have tried :(

    Do you have a replacement yet?

    (incidently. Mr highfalutin techie know it all here ordered that 27" imac when it first came out as you know as a combined depressed-birthday-christmas-something-has-to-go-right present a couple of years ago. Tracked it every hour from China then spent an hour in unbelievable mental anguish when it wouldn't turn on :((((((((((((((((( Finally kept the button pressed in a bit longer and perfect. It happens to the best of us at times :/ )
     
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    Well it turns out it was the battery in the remote, it was completely and utterly dead which is bizzare are it was brand spanking new - appraently if it even has a tiny bit of charge you get the 'low battery' symbol on the screen

    Anyway up and running last night and it all works rather well

    think I'm going to enjoy this :D

    Music through the surround system is very good indeed

    Is there any way to 'show' the iPad on the TV for example play angry birds and watch it on the TV?
     
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    Oh wow! That's great that it all worked out!

    Keith! I remember that! :yes:
     
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    Yep. :yes:

    It's called Airplay Mirroring. Here's the tech note on how to set it up.

    Tom :)macwave:... Angry Birds on a wall sized tv! :thumbsup:)
     
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    Popp , need an iPad 2 - ah well another reason to get the 3 when it comes ;)
     

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