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Old 09-04-2016, 05:09 AM   #1
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Apple TV Connections

I have seen the YouTube video on how to attach Apple TV to the back of the TV.

I am more interested in putting the Apple TV above the DVD player in the cabinet above the table in our 2015 FC 23D.

Assume I can use an HDMI splitter.

Suggestions welcome.
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:12 AM   #2
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Wherever you put it, you will need to see it in order for the remote to function.
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Good point. I generally keep that cabinet door open since the cell booster is in the there.
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:15 AM   #4
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Apple TV Connections

Yes - you can use an hdmi splitter. Apple TV requires and hdmi connection to the tv. In my case I ran a second hdmi cable from the tv into an adjacent cabinet for my Apple TV.

You can also "stuff" / mount the small device behind the tv itself and plug into the same outlet that the tv uses, and use a short hdmi cable to connect it to a secondary input.

Apple TV generation 1&2 require line of sight for the remote (IR - infrared). I.e. you have to point the remote at the Apple TV and (more or less) needs to be visible to you.

Apple TV generation 3 (latest version) does not require line of sight - it uses an RF (radio frequency) remote and you can hide the Apple TV in a cabinet or what have you no problem.
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:45 AM   #5
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Another solution is to purchase this over the TV shelf

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_769CSB5...B-505-BLK.html

and place the ATV over the TV and run a short HDMI cable to another HDMI input. I'm sure your TV must have at least two. I use a larger version of this for a BT speaker and my ATV. Easy to set up and pack away for travel.

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The shelf is a great idea. I didn't realize you can't plug the Apple TV into a splitter. Also go to know about the remote on gen 3.
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As wulfraat noted, there is no problem plugging an AppleTV into a an HMDI splitter. In our 2015, we connect to a splitter that we added right above the DVD player.
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Great. How do you get to the back of the DVD player?
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Great. How do you get to the back of the DVD player?
You'll need to look carefully at the enclosure for the player. You should see several white or ten buttons around the edges. Those caps cover the screws that hold the enclosure together.
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You want a switch not a splitter.

If your trailer came with 2 TVs you already have a splitter.

You can take the HDMI cable that goes into the DVD player and run it to the switch output then connect the DVD and Apple TV to the inputs.

Because high speed internet is a rarity we just got the HDMI adapter for our iOS devices and play videos through them.
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