Apple TV for Dummies

Apple TV for Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers
     
 

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.

You get the "download" on:

  • Apple TV setup

Overview

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.

You get the "download" on:

  • 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.

Editorial Reviews

Apple's next conquest? Your HDTV and home entertainment system. Apple TV is all you need to integrate your PC or Mac with all your living room A/V equipment, so you can watch your digital media on your fancy new flat screen (and do a whole lot more). Sound mysterious? Sound complicated? Well, it is, a bit. But one book demystifies every step, so you can achieve true digital media oneness and nirvana: Apple TV for Dummies.

You'll tour your new Apple TV box (yes, it does look like a silver plastic sandwich protector); then walk through installation and configuration (the author holds your hand through nitpicky tasks like configuring your TV's resolution and Apple TV's network settings, setting up iTunes to work with Apple TV, and coaxing your (Mac or Windows) wireless network to download media content to Apple TV.

Then, it's on to the fun part: everything you can do with Apple TV. You'll master the basics of syncing and streaming TV shows, music videos, podcasts, and other Internet video and audio content (and get comfy with Apple TV's remote). You'll learn how to create music and video playlists for display via Apple TV; stream content from Apple.com and YouTube.com; even use AppleTV as a photo album, drawing on images from iPhoto, Aperture, Photoshop Album, or Photoshop Elements. There's even a section on creating your own media content to display via Apple TV.

Last but not least, there's a reassuring troubleshooting chapter: simple problem-solving rules, the author's "should-be-patented" troubleshooting tree, and all you need to know about running diagnostics and restoring factory defaults. Bill Camarda, from the November 2007 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470173626
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
728,247
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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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