3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2011 7:06 PM by capaho
fachapman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I purchased a Mac Air and apple TV for the exact purpose of projecting my mac and other intel-based laptops onto my new HDMI TV and using the computer big screen. The apple sales person who sold it to me said that apple TV would facilitate it wirelessly without hardwiring it. However, apple TV only allows streaming and iTunes library sharing to the TV screen, not the use of the mac computer. Only what is in your library (movies, photos, music and other internet services like radio, youtube etc. )What i've read this far requires the same thing you need with the Intel based VGA connection hardwiring the laptop. Does anyone use their PC or mac projected on their TV using apple TV wirelessly? I don't think I need Apple TV if it does not allow wireless access to my TV to use my Mac Air or other laptops in the house. So confused.

Mac Air, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Plus Another Toshiba PC with apple TV
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    fachapman wrote:
    However, apple TV only allows streaming and iTunes library sharing to the TV screen, not the use of the mac computer. Only what is in your library (movies, photos, music and other internet services like radio, youtube etc.


    this is what it is designed to do, and only this.

    Does anyone use their PC or mac projected on their TV using apple TV wirelessly?


    the appletv does not do this. you were mis-informed if someone told you it could.
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (21,685 points)
    Next time collect intel before buying
  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
    The apple sales person who sold it to me said that apple TV would facilitate it wirelessly without hardwiring it.


    If the salesperson told you you could use the ATV as a remote desktop for your computer you were misinformed, in which case you should take it back for a refund if you don't need it for its actual purpose, which is primarily as a media player for iTunes and Netflix.

    Otherwise, you can connect your MacBook Air directly to your TV with an appropriate A/V adapter cable.