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For this you can use the App "Audio MIDI Setup" in /Applications/Utilities. When you open the app, you will see a list of all audio devices in the list to the left. With the "+" button at the bottom you can create a new Aggregate Device or a Multi-Output Device. The devices created there will show up as normal audio devices in the system preferences' "...


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I use a program called AirParrot to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV (third generation). There is also a version that works on Macs. Note that the ability to mirror a Mac to an AppleTV is a new feature of OS X Mountain Lion.


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Ultimately, I was able to stop iTunes from automatically downloading TV shows with the following steps: With iTunes open select iTunes > Preferences... and click the Store tab If checked, uncheck checkbox Always check for available downloads If checked, uncheck checkbox Download pre-orders when available Click the OK button, and close iTunes Remove the ...


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My guess is that you’re using either a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV. The iTunes Remote and Apple TV Remote apps available from the iOS App Store will work with all Apple TV units going back to the Apple TV 2. However, the Apple TV Remote option you can configure as a control in Control Centre will currently only work with the Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K ...


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I managed to control Apple TV from Mac with 1Keyboard application (http://www.eyalw.com/1keyboard) that turns Mac OS X into a bluetooth keyboard. Another app that does this is Type2Phone, probably there are even more of them.


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I believe the correct setting is found in the following location Computer-> Media Center PC -> Apple -> Apple TV


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If you hold down the Menu button and the down arrow on the remote for 10 sec until the LED on the front of the Apple TV begins to flash. Let go of the buttons and the Apple TV will do a soft reboot. This has been happening to me several times a week and doing this seems to fix the issue.


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I decided to answer my own question after 2 hours of figuring out ways around the problem that "If home sharing is not turned on, apple TV cannot be controlled with an ios device". Note that I am talking about a 2nd gen apple TV. A 3rd gen can be worked around by http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5900?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US You actually can get the ...


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The only super major differences the 1st Gen Apple TV's has from the new ones is the ability to store Movies, Music, Content, etc because they have a physical hard drive in them for doing those things. The other things is that they can connect to TV's through Red, Blue, Green Component Cables. They also do not support Airplay with out a hack or a software ...


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There is no reason why it wouldn't work. In fact I use even cheaper (but shorter) cables myself and they work fine. For reference, I paid €0.75 a piece for a couple of 0.75m HDMI cables with a local online cable shop, and they work fine for 1080p video. I'd advise to not succumb to the "gold or silver plated" marketing nonsense or the overpriced "premium" ...


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Your remote is detected by both machines at the same time. They obviously do not know to whom the command is addressed, therefore this happens. You have two choices: Disable infrared remote reception on your Mac. On your Mac, go to 'System Preferences' and then 'Security & Privacy'. Select the 'Advanced' button in the lower right corner. Check the box ...


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To answer the op's exact question, "No, ATV is not intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS". Others have pointed out some options, like using ATV2+Plex, or PlexConnect (which is VERY difficult to setup). Let me thrown my $0.02 in by saying that unless you're running your iMac over wi-fi, this will work fine. Even with my older 802.11g network, my ...


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Philips Hue Bulbs are controlled by the Philips Hue Bridge or other ZigBee compatible bridge. HomeKit and Apple TV don't function as a true bridge or hub as it requires other hubs and bridges to connect to smart devices. The Apple TV simply gives you a remote connection from Apple TV to iOS over internet via iCloud. Hue Bulb --(ZigBee)--> Hue Bridge --(...


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Here's one way... If your TV supports HDMI then use a Lightning Digital AV Adapter. Use the Lightning Digital AV Adapter with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more — to your ...


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The explanation I got from Apple is there is some maintenance being performed on an iTunes server this weekend, which is affecting AppleTV's ability to authorize content. Even if you are streaming directly from your PC/MAC to the AppleTV, there is still some validation with the iTunes store that occurs. In the meantime, you can use Airplay to continue to ...


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If money is not a problem I would recommend Apple TV. Apple TV has the advantage of begin wireless, and as you said, your parents will be able to control it from their seat. This quite useful for watching watching shows, but even better for other things, like looking at pictures on your iPad on the big screen, for example. On the intuitiveness, if your ...


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What you need is the right front-end and that is: Plex Plex is probably the most Mac-like of all the media centers out there. Certainly it gets a lot of attention on the Mac and runs very well there. Not quite as open or feature rich as XMBC but it plays a quick game of catchup. It will work with the Apple Remote IR remote control you can buy from the ...


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Most of the time when installing Linux on the Apple TV, you are doing it in order to unlock more capabilities when it comes to video playback and options; I assume this is what you are looking for. If you follow these recently updated instructions everything should go fine. Just be careful to read them thoroughly. They will walk you through two different ...


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de_an777 wrote a pretty solid answer. I'll add that because the underlying CPU is an Intel Pentium-M, the first generation Apple TVs can be hacked to run OS X. The later generation ones are ARM based and are thus restricted to Linux distributions that are ARM-compatible.


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You can mirror your Mac's screen, Apple calls it AirPlay Mirroring. The section on the Apple TV page you mention actually refers to streaming your "photos, home videos, and music collection", which you can do via iTunes on a Mac or PC. Requirements Per Apple's support article on AirPlay Mirroring, to use it you need: An Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) ...


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I ended up testing this myself. Syncing content works Restoring the device works I haven't exhaustively tested everything possible, but I did write up what I have tested in more detail on my blog. iTunes 11 appears to work fine with first generation AppleTV


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According to the review on FlatpanelsHD.com, it will use 0.8 watts when in standby (not sleep), and 1.9 watts when in use. To use their description, this is "ridiculously low." Since all the device needs to do is wait for Bonjour, AirPlay, or IR signals — and the upper number matches up with Apple's own report — I'd say this is believable. Fun perspective ...


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The answer is both Yes and No depending on the model. Let me explain. The model you have linked to at http://www.lg.com/hk_en/monitor/lg-IPS277L is the Hong Kong model and this has a headphone socket. However, if you were buying the model from another country (let's use Australia as an example) it may not have the headphone socket: http://www.lg.com/au/it-...


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You can use your Mac as a Bluetooth keyboard for your Apple TV. I.e. type on your Mac's keyboard to have text appear on Apple TV. For this you need Type2Phone ( http://www.houdah.com/type2Phone/ ) from the Mac App Store. Full disclosure: I am the developer of Type2Phone.


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Use Subler. Open file, click plus sign at top right to add srt file, and then save. This process is both very fast and easy.


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AppleNApps This is a list of games which take full advantage of AirPlay Mirroring by offering special full screen 720P HD modes to show off the power of the A5 ship. There are other apps that work with AirPlay Mirroring which are not in this list, but they’re either poor apps overall, or it’s not a smooth translation. (last updated on 7th November 2011)


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I'd vote for the wonderful XBMC: http://xbmc.org/download/ I love it: it's free it's beautiful and it can change its look easily with themes it has a lot of custom functions that can be easily added as plugins or widgets: from weather forecasts to rss downloaders, youtube (with video downloads) and more and more it has an app to use your phone as its ...


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This is because they both use similar technology. You need to pair the remote with the device you wish to use it on if you have multiple devices. You can do this on the Apple TV by: going to Settings General Remotes Pair Remote More info is available in the Setup Guide as well. If you want to pair it with the Mac, you can do the following steps (From ...


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You can find them in iTunes U, and if you log in at Apple Developer Site with a valid developer ID, you will get a list of videos - and there is a button to "View all in iTunes". When I did this a minute ago on the iPad I got a "One moment please" followed by a redirect to iTunes, and all the videos appeared in categories, all marked "Free". If it isn't ...


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My easiest solution is to get an Airport Express (that is preconfigured with wireless settings and then hooking that up to the Apple TV) and then access the hotel's terms and conditions using your smart phone.


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