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iMac and 3rd Gen Apple TV - I feel Cheated!!

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Jun 13, 2013 9:27 AM

So I went to the apple store (iStyle in Dubai) and asked all the right questions about wanting to share ANY content from my iMac to latest Apple TV.

I was told that as long as I upgraded to Mountain Lion then I would be able to Mirror with Apple TV


Having upgraded to Mountain Lion I now discover that I can't mirro from my iMac This is a mid 2010 model and now I discover that this iMac is too old for Mirroring.

Yep I do feel somewhat cheated here.


Is there anything I can do to solve this problem.  This is a very high spec iMac with full RAM, two disks and top of range graphics cards etc. I'll be very disappointed if I have to go out and buy a brand new iMac just because of what appears to be a software or firmware problem.


Can anyone help me here?

Is there a solution?

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)

    All my Macs (5) are too old to mirror too, even my 8 core Mac Pro.


    The issue relates to Apple utilising a hardware feature of modern Intel processors to perform what is effectively screen sharing with variable quality.


    I suspect many recent machines could do the job in software but Apple have not implemented a software solution.


    Airparrot is one possible software solution to try - demo it as results are variably reported.


    Beamer is another option to look at but it never worked for me.



  • MLadd Level 3 Level 3 (645 points)

    I used AirParrot with my older MacBookPro and it worked great.


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