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How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?

I was running out space on the drive where I stored my iTunes media, because every time I opened iTunes, the application would immediately begin downloading TV shows I had purchased on my Apple TV. ...
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Media center app and remote control for mac mini?

I can't justify buying an Apple TV while I have an old mac mini around to hook up to my entertainment center. I'm currently controlling it using Air Mouse with my iOS devices, but I'd really like to ...
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How do I connect a Mac to an analog TV?

Is it possible to connect my MBP with a Thunderbolt port to an old CRT TV? I think the TV has composite inputs at least, and maybe S-Video too. I'd also like to use other computers with the same TV, ...
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How to burn non-English subtitles into mkv using a mac application?

my smart TV app (samsung UE55F8000) doesn't render non-latin subtitles correctly and there is no option to configure it. The only way to show non-latin subtitles as far as I understand is to burn ...
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How to make Apple TV play episodes consecutively?

I have a 3rd-gen Apple TV. I recently started ripping and adding some of my TV Shows from DVD and I've stumbled into a problem. Some of TV shows episodes are played consecutively (one-by-one without ...
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How do I stop iTunes 11 from randomly match SD and HD episodes of a TV-series?

I'm trying to add my entire TV-series collection to iTunes so I easily can view it on my AppleTV. Everything was great until I tried to add DVD-rips and BD-rips of the same show. Now it just randomly ...
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Best way to mirror iPad to tv for my parents?

My mother got an iPad 2 and rarely ever uses her old computer anymore. She mostly uses it to look things up and watch video in the different Swedish TV-channels apps (like SVTPlay or TV4Play). The ...
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Connect Macbook Pro to TV wirelessly

I am currently using an HDMI adapter (and a cable for audio) to connect my Macbook Pro (2009) to my HD TV (no smart TV) and I use a wireless keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to achieve the same ...
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Use a macbook Air for watching TV using thunderbolt

I have a dish tv connection. The receiver has a VGA out port and an AV output port. I want to see the tv on my macbook air. My question is - Can I use a thunderbolt to VGA cable to view TV on my ...
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Keep the current audio output device, when attaching a new one

I have my TV connected to my iMac via HDMI and speakers hooked up to the iMac via the headphone port. Whenever I turn the TV on, the Mac starts playing audio through the TV instead of the speakers ...
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Mirroring iPad to Apple TV using local router and using data connection?

I have a iPad 3 or the new iPad and it's 3G. I plan on using this at trade shows so I can mirror what's on my iPad to the TV using Apple TV. We'll be using a local router instead of wi-fi because it's ...
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How to solve the “overscan” issue if the iMac is connected to an HDTV and using BootCamp and Windows 7?

This question is related to both iMac and Windows, but since it is happening on an iMac 27 inch model, so I hope posting in the Apple forum is more relevant. Basically, when an iMac is connected to ...
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What is the difference in resolution and quality between SCART, VGA, and HDMI?

For my old MacBook (2,1) I have a mini-DVI to Video adapter that I use to connect to the TV (mini-DVI-to-Composite-to-SCART). It works, but I cannot seem to get the right resolution for the TV display ...
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How to solve Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Overscan problem? (Part of the screen is missing)

I use the latest model of iMac 27 inch and output to an Samsung 40 inch HDTV, and found that the Menu Bar is missing on the HDTV. This is usually known as the "overscan" issue, that the top 10 or 15 ...
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How can I use a Macbook Air to provide a TV with an internet connection?

The television we have supports the use of the internet through an Ethernet cable or wireless USB network adapter (bought separately). The television has no built-in wireless and the nearest ethernet ...
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What is the best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a Samsung TV set?

I would like to connect my MacBook Pro, which has Mini-DVI DisplayPort and FireWire ports (I have DisplayPort to DVI converter as well). What is the best way to connect it to a Samsung TV, which has ...
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Does the iPad 3rd generation output 1080p video using the HDMI adaptor?

I can play 1080p videos I've loaded onto the iPad using the video player on the iPad itself. Before I invest in the HDMI adaptor, I'd like to know if the HDMI output actually displays 1080p on the ...
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Is there any downside to buying the Apple TV 3rd generation rather than the 3rd Generation Rev A?

The 3rd generation Apple TV apparently comes in two versions: 3rd generation (A1427, model MD199LL/A) 3rd generation Rev A (A1469, also model MD199LL/A) According to the Apple TV article on ...
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Only Getting Monochrome Output on TV

I'm connecting a late-2006 MacBook Pro with the Apple DVI to Video adapter and an S-video cable (4 pins) to a high-end but outdated TV. Unfortunately, the output via the S-video cable seems to be only ...
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Is there a way to Split one 42 Inch TV into Multiple Displays or Virtual Displays?

I am a video editor and I want to split up my 42 inch TV into multiple desktops. I want to shrink the display into multiple shrunk sections, so the Mac Pro thinks that there are 2 or 4 monitors hooked ...
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How to disable the MacBook screen when connected to TV via HDMI

How can I disable the MacBook screen when it is connected to my TV via HDMI?B
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Audio Out Different from Retina Model MacBook Pro?

I have somewhat of a weird issue. I have a client who wants to send their audio out from their MacBook Pro 15" Retina to their TV from the headphone jack output on the MacBook. The TV has a 1/8th ...
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How to better use a Mac mini as a home theater PC with a television set?

I'm running a Mac mini into a television set via HDMI. With the Plex application for Mac, the experience is fantastic. But I've been looking for ways to make the "computer side" more couch friendly. ...
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How can I make my Mac Mini 1,1 display 1080p?

I have an early intel Mac Mini (1,1 Late 2006) that I'm resurrecting for the purposes of a media centre (intend to replace with a modern device when finances allow). This model is furnished with a DVI ...
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Prevent MacBook Pro from going to sleep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? I would like to prevent my MacBook Pro (2009 version) from going to sleep when I close it. I ...
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How to redirect MacBook Pro audio to my TV?

I just connected my MacBook Pro 2013 to my TV using HDMI. The visuals are working, but the TV does not get the audio from my MacBook. How can I redirect the audio from my MacBook to my TV?
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Is it possible to use an apple TV2 with standar tv (composite)

The title say it all... Is it possible to use an apple TV2 with standar tv (composite). The apple tv 1, the original have a composite connector, but the tv2 dont. You will ask me to get an HD tv, but ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to HDTV

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro 15". What would I need to buy in order to be able to use my LED HDTV with it, and which wireless keyboard works the best with it?
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How to show TV from a coaxial cable on an Apple Thunderbolt Display

I'm leaning towards replacing my current monitor (an LG) with an Apple Thunderbolt Display. The display would mostly be used with my computer but I'd like to be able to watch TV with in occasionally. ...
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What port is this?

Questions: Is the display plug in the following picture indeed a Mini-DVI? Would this cable work? (I would use a regular DVI Male to Male with it)? Why? My friend wants to connect her Mac ...
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Apple TV functions as Airplay target, not independently

I have a setup that looks like this: +-------------------+ +---------------+ | | +---------------+ | | | Apple TV | | ...
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Rental Movie from Iphone to Apple TV

I am wondering if my iTunes rental purchased from my iPhone is available on my Apple TV?
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Chromecast: maximize tab on TV while multitasking on Chrome?

I'm trying to use Chromecast to watch an ESPN3 game in full-screen on my TV, while continuing to work in Chrome on my laptop (OS: Mavericks). The ESPN3 player doesn't have an option to stream directly ...
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How to prevent from changing volume when using 2 to 1 RCA connector

I prepared scheme: (Amplifier I use is Pioneer A-307R http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/archive/A-307R/page.html TV Samsung UE40D6750 ...
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Can I select music from my iPhone/iPad and it plays on my Samsung Smart TV

The title says it all, but to give a little more detail. What I want to be able to do is to sit on my sofa, and select music via my iPhone or iPad and then that music is played on my TV (which is ...
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TV lagging when watching regular TV channels while Apple TV is on

One of my friends is setting up a TV for another friend, and noticed something very odd. I don't know the specifics of the TV, but we're talking a 2014 Samsung Smart TV that hasn't been cheap at all. ...
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iTunes 11 and original Apple TV - TV Shows

Having updated to iTunes 11; when I try to synch TV show to ATV the left hand list will not scroll down below the 'F' category? It works perfectly on Movies, Podcasts, Music and Photos. However, on ...
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Why does iTunes repeatedly start playing

Whenever I plug my 13" MacBook Pro into my TV (via DVI) iTunes spontaneously starts playing. If I quit it, it reopens and starts playing again. I ended up having to rename iTunes.app to get it to ...
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Minimal Apple TV Setup

For an exhibition I need a minimal Apple TV setup that enables me to connect an iPad to an Apple TV via Air Play. → Ideally I don't want to bring an extra router or computer. Is it possible to ...
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Using Skype in TV mode on a Mac Mini

I've got my mac mini hooked up as a media centre - using Plex - and it's great! I control everything with a Logitech Harmony One. One thing I've wanted to get going is Skype on the TV. I have a ...
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Mac Mini 2013 and Samsung UE32F4000 32 inches tv resolution problem

i'm trying to connect using hdmi cable my new mac mini and my new samsung 32 inches tv. My problem is that i can't find the right configuration on mac and on tv to achive the correct resolution. If ...
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Screen mirroring and image resize

I have two questions about this topic. 1) Suppose my MBP is connected to the TV via HDMI (TV is 55 inch). Can I resize to, say 27 inch or anything less than the actual size of the TV? 2) I have two ...
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iTunes starts playing music automatically when watching Apple TV

Every time I pause or unpause Netflix on Apple TV it starts playing iTunes music on my computer, even with wi-fi and home sharing turned off. How do I disable iTunes from launching when using Apple ...
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Mac Mini Streaming to HDTV

I am considering purchasing a Mac Mini in a few weeks and am just wondering about the best way to wire it to a 1920x1080p Monitor as well as a 720p HDTV. I would like to put streaming video on the ...
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Can the AppleTV (Version 2) send output to only the optical output?

I'm looking for a way to have AppleTV (Version 2) output from optical out only without having HDMI connected or at least with the TV turned off. I've read that this is possible with previous versions. ...
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Purchased an entire season of a show, but newest episodes are requesting payment of $2.99

We purchased 'How I met your mother, Season 8' through iTunes. and this worked well for Episodes 1-14, however episodes 15 and 16 are not viewable, and are requesting to be purchased for $2.99/ea. ...
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Apple TV (1080HD) - Macbook to HDTV Streaming Issues

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 ...
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To have TV Out from iPad 2's any application via Apple Composite AV Cable

I know about this previous thread asking about iPad TV out. I have not managed to have my iPad 2's screen mirror from all applications to my TV. It only shows YouTube at the moment from the YouTube ...
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My MacBook Pro recently stopped responding to my hdmi adapter and cable

One day my Mac just stopped working when I connected it to my TV using an adapter and HDMI cable. Every time I plug in the HDMI and turn the TV to those settings both my TV and Mac screen go black. I ...
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How do I connect sound to my tv from Macbook 13' from 2009

I have a WiresMEDIA HDMI. Perfect picture on TV, no sound. Also, my TV doesn't show in "systemsettings->sound". Free good karma to the winner who can help!