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Old Aug 28, 2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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Question Can you make iPod Touch into an AppleTV?

How can you make the iPod Touch (G4) into Apple TV?

Not expecting it to be exactly like ATV, but to get most of the functionality.
I have an Apple base with remote.

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Old Aug 28, 2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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How can you make the iPod Touch (G4) into Apple TV?

Not expecting it to be exactly like ATV, but to get most of the functionality.
I have an Apple base with remote.

Thanks
Sorry, no idea, just find it ironic your screen name is "PracticalMac" and you're asking a question that's completely impractical.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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Well Apple makes a composite video output for $39, but it only outputs Standard Definition video and analogue audio. There might be some 3rd party HD outputs.

But you’d still have to have it attached to the TV - no remote control. It would be a pretty poor substitute, in my opinion.
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Sorry, no idea, just find it ironic your screen name is "PracticalMac" and you're asking a question that's completely impractical.
iPT has the same iOS and chip as ATV, and iPT does have 720p out, so it has all the hardware. You can watch video, iTunes, and streaming Netflix/hulu/etc, so it is more then capable.

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Well Apple makes a composite video output for $39, but it only outputs Standard Definition video and analogue audio. There might be some 3rd party HD outputs.

But you’d still have to have it attached to the TV - no remote control. It would be a pretty poor substitute, in my opinion.
Their are bases with remote controls, but the stock control does not have all the controls like ATV. Looking for better remote.

Can't do much about 720P, but better then a 3.5" screen :P
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iPT has the same iOS and chip as ATV, and iPT does have 720p out, so it has all the hardware. You can watch video, iTunes, and streaming Netflix/hulu/etc, so it is more then capable.



Their are bases with remote controls, but the stock control does not have all the controls like ATV. Looking for better remote.

Can't do much about 720P, but better then a 3.5" screen :P
Why not just buy an Apple TV, then? In fact, I'm selling a 1G Apple TV. There ya go.
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Why not just buy an Apple TV, then? In fact, I'm selling a 1G Apple TV. There ya go.
That's dumb.
I could drop iPT into cradle, grab remote, and spend that $99 on movies.
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That's dumb.
I could drop iPT into cradle, grab remote, and spend that $99 on movies.
lol, okay man. First, I said a 1G (first gen) Apple TV. Nobody would pay $99 for it. Second, I guess if you have time to burn configuring this stuff, go for it and think you saved money somehow. How much is an iPod Touch? $199? Wait, you're going to say, "but I already have it!" Yeah, but you still spent $199 on it.
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lol, okay man. First, I said a 1G (first gen) Apple TV. Nobody would pay $99 for it. Second, I guess if you have time to burn configuring this stuff, go for it and think you saved money somehow. How much is an iPod Touch? $199? Wait, you're going to say, "but I already have it!" Yeah, but you still spent $199 on it.
The iPT was the first iOS product I bought, since then I have got an iPhone and iPad (one every year).

I do not use the iPT as much as I did, so I am looking for other ways to use it.
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