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    MBA not connecting with MacTV
    Have just downloaded and installed ML, but am unable to get our MBA to connect to MacTV. Don't see the icon anywhere. What am I not doing?

    Thanks

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    Is your MBA a 2011 model ?
    Is your ATV a 2 or 3 ?
    Do you want mirroring or just Airplay the later is in iTunes page bottom right corner first icon which is a box with an up arrow on the bottom ?

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    My MBA is late 2010 and I want to be able to mirror my MBA with MacTV. I see the icon for airplay in itunes but unable to get music from itunes to tv. Nor can I mirror video from MBA to Mactv

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    Need to clarify since you did not respond to his question of what generation your AppleTV happens to be - what exactly are you referring to since there is no such thing as a "MacTV"?
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    sorry, apple tv and gen 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbnjr View Post
    sorry, apple tv and gen 2
    Apologies for stepping in...but mirroring is not available on ATV2

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    Quote Originally Posted by pendlewitch View Post
    Apologies for stepping in...but mirroring is not available on ATV2
    Thats not quite right. Have a look at the Link osxx posted.
    @OP from specs on the ML page you need a MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer) to be able to Mirror.

    You might want to look at AirParrot. I have this using on my 2010 MBP and works fine. Trying to mirror Movies from the MBP is a bit laggy but apart from that works well.
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    Oh....more apologies. I think where I've got confused is that ATV2 won't stream 1080P.

    I've never really been there with mirroring because I have a desktop, and it just seems a bit pointless for me because streaming movies and audio is all I want to do.

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    Warning if you have the Nvidia 9400m don't bother with Air Parrot its not supported.

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