AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Alternative to Apple TV in Technical; Sorry if wrong thread, and I don't have the capability to test this, but would it be a good alternative ...
26th September 2012, 09:45 AM #1
Alternative to Apple TV
Sorry if wrong thread, and I don't have the capability to test this, but would it be a good alternative to the ATV is to use a raspberry pi running xbmc (openelec or similar) with airplay ?
Would be cheaper and a lot less fussier (stick a little wifi dongle in etc)?
26th September 2012, 10:02 AM #2
A colleague does just what you describe with his Pi. I can get some details from him if you like.
If you want something that's a bit more 'packaged', You could look at the emerging number of Android gizmos offering similar features. A quick Google for 'android tv box' will give a flavour of what's available.
Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 26th September 2012 at 10:03 AM.
26th September 2012, 10:19 AM #3
I've a raspberry pi here, I run xbmc at home (have done for years) just wondering if its stable enough for a classroom environment, last time I checked the pi was a bit sluggish under xbmc, I just don't have an iPad to test it with
26th September 2012, 10:48 AM #4
Checkout Airserver ... works well ... Its for PC's and macs and does the same job as ATV but a heck of a lot cheaper !!!
26th September 2012, 11:02 AM #5
Problem with that is, the PCs will be on another network
26th September 2012, 11:04 AM #6
XBMC team are working with Ouya
XBMC and Ouya? Oh yeah! | XBMC
This is what I will be getting.
26th September 2012, 12:06 PM #7
Ouya won't be out till next march or something, plus rpi is a bit cheaper
26th September 2012, 10:36 PM #8
- Rep Power
McTivia looks good as supports iOS, andriod, Mac and PC as a client and gives keyboard and mouse input too all over wifi. only problem is its £150.
Two posts about them here: http://www.edugeek.net/search.php?searchid=5902510
26th September 2012, 10:57 PM #9
Some projectors allready have mirrorop inside so you would just need the app for your device.
26th September 2012, 11:05 PM #10
Or what about the WD TV Live
WD TV Live
or the Roku
Roku UK | Stream Netflix Movies, Crackle, TV Shows, Play Games and more on your TV with the Roku Streaming Player
I use the WD myself - cracking little box that can show BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Youtube and stream straight off your network
26th September 2012, 11:16 PM #11
I would also recommend Air Stream. On another note for people already with Apple TV's and want to easily mirror a windows laptop to one there is Air Parrot which I have on my work laptop for presentations in the board room were we have an apple tv.
8th November 2012, 06:36 PM #12
Alternative to Apple TV
Does the WD TV do mirroring?
8th November 2012, 07:27 PM #13
Moving to AV and Multimedia forum.
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