connecting iMac to AV Equipment

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  1. markdraper

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    I am not sure if this is a question that has been answered before, if it has, please point me to it.

    I am moving my iMac from the lounge to upstairs into the spare bedroom/office, but I still want to be able to watch the videos and play mp3's on the TV/AV Amp.
    Can I do this wirelessly or will the TV part need to be hardwired?

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    Take a look at the Apple TV, that might do it for you...
     
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    That is the sort of thing I am looking for I guess, but I don't need the Harddrive in it, as all of the content is on the mac.
     
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    Great then you have something extra! Better something extra than something lacking ;)
     
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    That's not an issue as you can just stream the content rather than storing it locally.
     
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    so I guess that's the only option then

    If I didn't go for the Apple TV, as it's quite expensive at the moment, what could I go for as just a wireless music sender so I can play the mp3s?
     
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    There's a healthy price reduction coming in two weeks - its going from $299 to $229 - no idea what that will mean over here.

    For MP3s you can use the Airport Express with the audio out, have a look at the Apple website. I believe there are also products from Griffin but I'm not too sure of what - Airfoil??
     
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    And there is a PS3 that can be used as well with Medialink installed on your Mac...Probably even more money unless you wanted or have one already...
     
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    @markdraper

    Update: just listened to the MacWorld podcast (18 Jan 15 mins in) where Griffin were giving out details of their new AirFoil which sounds really neat as it matches your requirements exactly - now its video and audio. HTH
     

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