here, at our office, we use have a hdmi cable that comes from the TV to the meeting table. But currently, the laptop that it is available doesn't have a hdmi port. That way, we use a adapter and it doesn't work that well. My question is if I can use an Apple TV with that laptop to stream the content that we need to?
Answer by swagmanT · Jul 23, 2012 at 06:32 PM
It depends on if the laptop has any display inputs. Most display connections on laptops are outputs, so more than likely the answer to your question is no. Why would you want to use an apple tv with a laptop anyway? Dosent that kind of defeat the purpose of having a set top box so you dont have to connect a computer to your tv? :)
Answer by lhamil64 · Jul 23, 2012 at 09:50 PM
I'm assuming you mean something like Airplay mirroring on OS X Mountain Lion? If so, that isn't possible from Windows since it's only available for OS X. What do you need to do with the TV? Depending on what you need to do, could you achieve the same thing by showing screenshots on the TV? If so, you can show the photos on the TV with Airplay but I don't think you can do that from a Windows PC (only from an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad).
Does the TV have a VGA port? If it does, you could just plug a cable straight from the VGA on the laptop to the VGA on the TV and it would give a better image.
Answer by rafaelpfreire · Jul 24, 2012 at 09:27 AM
The TV has a VGA port, but the cable is through the ground, and we can't change it. So now I'm using a HDMI to VGA adapter, and then my screen is blueish. Sometimes it will work fine after 30 minutes, but sometimes just stays blue. It shows the imagem, but everything a little blue. I have a Macbook Pro, but that is my personal computer. Our problem is with our meeting room. I gess I will have to buy a computer with a HDMI port.