Airplay Catcher

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Pagemakers, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

    Pagemakers

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    Does anybody manufacture a simple dongle that you plug into a TV and will catch an Airplay signal and stream it to the TV?

    Like Apple TV does but without all the TV and additional bits.

    I travel worldwide a lot and a device such as this would be great for boring hotel rooms!!
     
  2. b.a.newbie macrumors newbie

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    Cables

    Would cables do the trick?

    FWIW, the Apple TV is an iOS powered dongle. Of course, you need an HDMI input on a TV but from a cost perspective it's the same as an Airport Express Base Station.
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Don't really want to do it with cables.

    I was thinking of a HDMI cable with some sort of airplay dongle attached at the other end.

    Plug the HDMI into the TV and stream away....
     
  4. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    That dongle is called AppleTV, whether you like it or not ;)

    Unfortunately a wireless network is required, so you'd probably need an Airport Express as well for convenience.

    If you need it to be cheaper or smaller/lighter than that combo, cable is the way to go for now.
     
  5. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    The only one I know of is the ATV, does exactly what you are asking for.
     
  6. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Aghh. Forgot about the wireless network!!

    Oh well, it WAS a good idea :(
     
  7. omni macrumors 6502

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    ipad2 mirrors right? just hook that up. forget if iphone4 does or not
     

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