I have the brand new $99 Apple TV - 1080HD
I want to stream internet videos from my 2011 Macbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) to my new HDTV using Airplay and AirParrot. Neither the Macbook nor the Apple TV is connected via ethernet cable -- they are both connected to the internet via our wireless router (currently, there's no ethernet jack near the TV).
When I stream the video on my MBP, it is extremely choppy with very poor image quality. I've played with all the AirParrot preferences (reduced video quality to eliminate choppiness, etc), yet nothing works.
In order to fix the issue, which of the following (if any) is the best bet for a technophobe like myself:
Install an ethernet jack near the TV because my wireless signal may be too weak (real dumb question: would I connect the Apple TV or my MBP to the ethernet jack?)
Forget Airplay and connect my MacBook Pro directly to my computer
Install an additional wireless router closer to the Apple TV
Get a repeater to expand the reach of the wireless signal from my one router.
None of the above.
If I need any additional adapters/wires, please specify so that this moron will understand.
Thank you all so much for any help you can offer.