To airplay or not to airplay

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by solaris7, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I want to mirror what my iPad is playing onto my HDTV at 720p and I was wondering what the better solution was (going to use apps such as HBOgo and watchESPN). I could :
    * Buy an apply TV for $99 and airplay directly from the iPad. I am cautious about this approach because I have read a lot of bad things about how it is still in "beta" (audio problems, lag etc.)
    * Buy a lightning AV adapter ($49) and connect the iPad directly to the TV over HDMI. The only downside to this approach that I can see is that I would need to get up and go to my TV every time I need to pause/change videos. Does anyone have a workaround?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Just so you know, HBOGo doesn't support video Airplay or Airplay mirroring. WatchESPN just recently added this ability.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I used to AirPlay movies from my iPad straight to the AppleTV2 - never had any issues with the video or sound. All in sync and all ran smoothly.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, that changes everything, HBOGo would have been my main use. Looks like I will have to hook up my laptop to the TV now, what a bummer.
     

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