Can you make iPod Touch into an AppleTV?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by PracticalMac, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020

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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
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68020

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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
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Why not just buy an Apple TV, then? In fact, I'm selling a 1G Apple TV. There ya go.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's dumb.
    I could drop iPT into cradle, grab remote, and spend that $99 on movies.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Try painting it black.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    chromecast ?
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    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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