Why Mountain Lion Just Became the Ultimate Cord-Cutting OS

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    Mountain Lion, the latest version of Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, went public Wednesday to the delight of Mac users everywhere. But while the world fawns over updates to Safari and a number of features cribbed from iOS, most people are skipping over perhaps the most significant update of all: AirPlay Mirroring.

    Don’t look now, but Apple just created a formidable cord-cutting platform. The new operating system can change the way we watch video in the living room, and might even compel some users to finally cancel their cable and satellite services. Any video content that’s available for the computer can now be just as easily watched on an HDTV. All you need is a 2011 or newer Mac running Mountain Lion, and a $100 Apple TV.

    The new AirPlay mirroring feature should have the Xfinitys and DirecTVs of the world very concerned.

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    I updated my OS to Mountain Lion expressly for this purpose. Now I can stream movies to my LED TV through my "apple TV".
     
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    DLNA compatible Media server ?
     
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    Donno.....:confused:
     
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    I always wanted to buy a Mac, but ...
     
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    No :p Apple TV mirrors the lappy's screen directly to it,without any server.
    That's the Apple way...
    Apple tv available for 99$ here
     
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    In other words a DLNA compatible Media server.
    Apple OS X Mountain Lion - Top five best features | Which? Tech Daily

    This technology has existed for ages.
     
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    I had used it using Iphone but there were always issues - be it resolution, battery consumption etc. I think it will be easy with a Mac now.
     
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    DLNA is simply a set of standards...there were/are excellent DLNA servers for Windows/Linux/Mac before Apple came out with their own implementation.


    Some free DLAN compatible servers XBMC PS3 Media Server
     

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