8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 10:28 AM by Rudegar
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

I have Roku. I'm not very satisfied with it, but it only cost a  hundred, so I didn't return it because I will probably use it--ocasionally--in the future. I mentioned this to a computer repairman who was just here. He said that I should get an Apple TV box, so I went to Amazon to purchase one; however, I didn't complete the purchase, because I read some things that indicated that maybe that wasn't really the answer. Maybe not. What I want is a way to be able to transfer my computer viewing--all of it--to my TV screen. Can this be done with Apple TV? If not, how can this be done, if it can be done?

  • 1. Re: Moving computer screen to TV screen
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,485 points)

    Let's start with the basics:

     

    What Mac do you have and what version of OS X?

  • 2. Re: Moving computer screen to TV screen
    Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Klaus1 wrote:

     

    Let's start with the basics:

     

    What Mac do you have and what version of OS X?

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    I partioned my hardrive. I now have both Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and Mountain Lion (10.8.2) installed in separate sections, but I'll only be using Snow Leopard for programs that are now incompatible with Mountain Lion.

  • 3. Re: Moving computer screen to TV screen
    Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Klaus1 wrote:

     

    Let's start with the basics:

     

    What Mac do you have and what version of OS X?

    I just noticed that you asked what kind of computer I have. I was surprised at that question, because people usually look at the questioner's profile before responding.  Anyway, I have a 20" iMac.

  • 4. Re: Moving computer screen to TV screen
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,485 points)

    people usually look at the questioner's profile before responding.

    No, generally they don't.

     

    AppleTV will do what you want.

  • 5. Re: Moving computer screen to TV screen
    Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    Klaus1 wrote:

     

     

    people usually look at the questioner's profile before responding.

     

    No, generally they don't.

     

    AppleTV will do what you want.

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    That sounds good, but since your first statement is wrong, it tends to cast doubt on the second. Thanks for your input. It's encourging but before I invest a hundred dolars, I'll look for cofirmation.

  • 6. Re: Moving computer screen to TV screen
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,485 points)

    I would do that as well. In any case you are entirely free to not accept any advice given on these forums - and to approach people trying to help you with 'attitude', that always encourages further assistance.

  • 7. Re: Moving computer screen to TV screen
    Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    I did a bit of research and found that I was right: Apple TV has limited application. It does expand the possibilities, but it's not what I was looking for. I already have Roku, but I almost never use it because it just doesn't add enough of what I want. Now that I think of it, the same applies to two other programs that I have installed.

  • 8. Re: Moving computer screen to TV screen
    Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (19,510 points)

    or you can connect a displayport to hdmi connector and use a wire