AirParrot for Mac User Reviews
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Version: AirParrot 1.0
I was disappointed that the next version of OS X...the one that supports screen sharing on an Apple TV...would not run on my Macbook.
I decided to Google this feature and found this application. It works as advertised. You do need to fiddle with the Preference to find what looks best on your TV. For example, unless your Mac already supports high definition, don't use the 1080p option. Depending on what your going to do with this, you will want to play with the over scanning to optimize what's displayed. For example, if you are using this to watch videos, you might want to turn it down so the menu bar is hidden.
The sound does not switch back to the internal speakers if you quit the application without turning off the screen sharing first.
Be warned, web video using screen sharing always looks a little jittery. In other words, what looks good on a 13 inch laptop sometimes does not look so hot on a 42 inch screen.
"Nice product... PayPal-only payment sucks."
Version: AirParrot 1.0
I used the trial version software for the provided 20 minutes and found it worked pretty well. I was ready to buy, except...
... Company only accepts PayPal, saying (via responses to 2 Support requests) they've found it's the cheapest payment processor to work with. I offered to send them a check - which requires no payment processing fee at all - but they don't want it.
Some users will find the twenty minute trial is too limited to fully try out the program. For $10 I was willing to "roll the dice" that long term performance might not be as good as during the (very) short term trial.
AirParrot appears to be a sweet little program - and I wish the developer good fortune with this innovative product - but it's not sweet enough for me to do business again with PayPal.Well, I complained about PayPal a little too soon... Developer got back to me on second request with info on sending a check. I can't change the stars rating here, but provisionally would say it's at least a 3, and hopefully proves even higher after the license shows up and I've had a chance to use it more.
Updated on Apr 3, 2012
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