Apple TV or HDMI ipad?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gadget123, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    What's best for me?

    I have Ipad 3 so an HDMI video sender is pointless now it's moved to lightning and I'd probably get Ipad 5.

    I don't want to keep buying new Apple tv's every year just looking for a way to watch my Itunes content..very little room left on Ipad.

    So is it worth it? I occasionally rent the odd movie via Itunes for Ipad so maybe movie rental would be handy too.

    Photos/music not really interested in too much.
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    Ipads are far more flexible and capable - for example, they can play back network streams, nonnative formats, UpnP, smb, ftp, http , webDAV sources etc. (You might want tocheck out my articles here at the iPad / iPhone SW fora on these apps - I'veposted tons of dedicated articles on mltimedia playback on iOS devices.)
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    Apple TV's don't come out every year and not much they can update anyways. It now does 1080P, and why would you have to buy a new one all the time anyways? You can get a refurbished one from Apple.com for $85 also, much cheaper than an iPad.
     

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