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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 ...
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    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)?

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    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.
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    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

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    Checkout Airserver ... works well ... Its for PC's and macs and does the same job as ATV but a heck of a lot cheaper !!!

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    Problem with that is, the PCs will be on another network

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    XBMC team are working with Ouya

    XBMC and Ouya? Oh yeah! | XBMC

    This is what I will be getting.

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    Ouya won't be out till next march or something, plus rpi is a bit cheaper

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    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

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    Some projectors allready have mirrorop inside so you would just need the app for your device.

    Ben

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    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

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    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.

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    Alternative to Apple TV

    Does the WD TV do mirroring?

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    Moving to AV and Multimedia forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Does the WD TV do mirroring?
    Mirroring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Mirroring?
    AirPlay

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