Apple TV For Dummies

Apple TV For Dummies

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Watch your iTunes downloads on a television screen with help from
Apple TV For Dummies. This comprehensive guide offers shopping tips; easy-to-understand installation and setup directions; and advanced material like content creation, troubleshooting, and optimizing network speeds.
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Apple TV setup and customizing
High-Definition video hardware
State-of-the-art audio hardware
Connecting both computer and video equipment
Using iTunes and the iTunes Store
Cataloging your multimedia library
Setting up a wireless network (both on the Mac and the PC)
Working with Front Row and the Apple TV remote control
Displaying photos using iPhoto and Photoshop Elements
Audio and video formats, including conversion between formats
Syncing iTunes with the Apple TV
Creating media for Apple TV using iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie HD
Customizing and optimizing your Apple TV system
Troubleshooting, upgrading and maintaining Apple TV

All levels of users will find this guide full of useful information, whether you're a multimedia/High-Definition beginner who hasn't invested a cent in hardware, or an intermediate-level enthusiast who already has an HDTV and surround sound system, or an advanced electronic wizard who needs just a quick reference tool to troubleshoot a problem.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 188 x 235 x 17mm | 550g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470173629
  • 9780470173626
  • 1,148,469

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Set up an Ethernet network within Mac OS X or Windows Vista!

Transform your living room into a digital entertainment center with this multimedia marvel Apple Remote

Are you ready to enjoy Apple TV? Whether you're a Mac or PC user, this fun, plain-English guide will have you streaming audio and video from your computer to your TV in no time. It's packed with tips and tricks for adding high definition and surround sound, importing and organizing photos, creating videos, ripping audio from CDs, working with playlists and podcasts, and much more!

Install and configure Apple TV

Work with Front Row and the Apple Remote

Sync your iTunes(R) library

Create media with iPhoto(R) and iMovie(R) HD

Troubleshoot and perform upgrades

Back up your media
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Table of contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship 7

Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with Apple TV 9

Chapter 2: Installing Your New Entertainment Superstar 17

Chapter 3: Configuring Your Apple TV 25

Part II: Connecting Your Apple TV 35

Chapter 4: Creating an Apple Wireless Network 37

Chapter 5: Creating a Windows Wireless Network 47

Chapter 6: Adding High-Definition and Super Sound 53

Chapter 7: Introducing Your Apple TV to Your Television 67

Part III: Exploring Your Apple TV 83

Chapter 8: Syncing and Streaming Apple TV with iTunes 85

Chapter 9: Great, Another Remote Control 97

Chapter 10: Working with Internet Media 103

Chapter 11: Enjoying Music and Video on Apple TV 117

Chapter 12: Apple TV as a Photo Album 129

Part IV: Creating Your Own Media 137

Chapter 13: Creating a Photo Library Using iPhoto 139

Chapter 14: Mastering Moviemaking with iMovie HD 157

Chapter 15: Creating Audio Tracks with iTunes 175

Part V: Apple TV Tricks and Troubleshooting 183

Chapter 16: Customizing Your Apple TV 185

Chapter 17: Maintaining Your Media Library 193

Chapter 18: Okay, It's Not Working 209

Part VI: The Part of Tens 221

Chapter 19: Top Ten PC and Mac Performance Tweaks 223

Chapter 20: Top Ten Utilities You Can't Do Without 229

Chapter 21: Top Ten Multimedia Gadgets 237

Chapter 22: Top Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 245

Part VII: Appendixes 251

Appendix A: Apple TV Software 253

Appendix B: Glossary 265

Index 277
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About Mark L. Chambers

Mark L. Chambers is an author, a tech editor, and an unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books, including
MacBook For Dummies.
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