Dang it apple! You did it again!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MagnumOP, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. MagnumOP macrumors regular

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    So I was totally planning buying one of the iPad 1, due to the price reduction. I said," unless there is some killer feature in iPad 2 I will save myself a few bucks."

    Well apple did it. HDMI mirroring will be awesome. And I will use it nearly every single day for presentations. Congrats apple way to convince me to get the new one.

    How many of you are excited for screen mirroring?
     
  2. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    iPad 1 is capable of mirroring as well! (So are the iPod touch 4th Gen and the iPhone 4)

    Go and enjoy the discount!

    Ams.
     
  3. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm... are you sure about this??

    EDIT: Just looked. It is compatible with the iPad 1.
     
  4. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    I believe it will allow for output of movies and slideshows from the other devices but not full mirroring.
     
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    From my understanding, the adapter works with iP4, iPad 1, and latest touch, but not for mirroring. Just videos and slideshows, etc...:confused:
     
  8. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    In summary:

    -iPad 1 = HDMI mirroring at 720p
    -iPad 2 = HDMI mirroring at 1080p
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Not quite.

    iPad 2 = HDMI mirroring at 1080p (if it's on the iPad screen, it's output thru the HDMI cable)

    iPad 1 = HDMI video output at 720p for supported applications (same as with the current VGA adapter)
     
  10. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Correction,
     
  11. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    i know this is slightly off topic but i didn't think it necessitated a full thread so here it goes, if the iPads resolution is 1024x768/768x1024, how exactly is it able to output movies at 1080p? in my head it says that it's 56 pixels short on the width.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Think about it this way. Laptops can often drive an external monitor that is higher res than the main one.
     
  13. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    but if it's mirroring the iPad then wouldn't that mean that the max output on the other screen would be the iPads max resolution, also the iPad is 4:3 not 16:9.
     
  14. saving107 macrumors 603

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    the iPad's screen resolution is 1024x768, but that doesn't mean that the graphics are the same. This could also explain why many believed that this iPad would have had a Retina Display, since some graphics were found to have been doubled (iPad 2 Likely to Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution)
     
  15. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Apple says it does 1080p, but you are right about the aspect ratio.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I would have thought so as well. Guess that's why its magical...it just conjures up pixels. :D
     
  17. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    well it makes a little more sense now, thanks guys. it doesn't really apply to me it was just bugging me and i needed to know :p
     
  18. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    well it makes a little more sense now, thanks guys. it doesn't really apply to me it was just bugging me and i needed to know :p
     
  19. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    I'm excited for HDMI

    Me me me me me! I thought this was a key highlight of the announcement. It was the one thing I was miffed that was missing in the iPad 1 (and I thought nobody else cared!). I'm not sure if it will be enough for me to get the iPad2, but it might be. I'll have to learn more about how it works.

    From what I've seen, when mirroring, the screen is "letterboxed" on the sides to account for the 16:9 vs. 4:3 screen ratios. As for the difference in resolution, my guess is that if you hook it up to a 1080p monitor, the 1024x768 of the iPad2 is scaled up to what would be 1440x1080 on the screen. That would mean some jaggy edges or some kind of smoothing in the resample. It might also depend on the HDMI monitor (a 1080p HD projector in my case). The monitor/projector might read a 1024x768 signal, and have to do the scaling... most 1080p projectors can correctly interpret a 1024x768 signal. There are a lot of 1024x768 projectors out there as well...

    The announcement says the iPad2 + HDMI dongle is 1080p capable. sheesh... people don't read closely do they? It'll play a 1080p movie out at 1080p through HDMI. However, it's not clear if some other applications will be able to take advantage of the 1080 capability. I'm most interested if my photos will be projected at 1080p via the regular slide show program...
     
  20. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I would imagine that when you play a video and that special Quicktime video player interface comes up, Apple has built in to that player the functionality to output the content at up to 1080p. It would switch from mirroring to a video playback mode, and then back to mirroring when you left that app.

    I think that apps that specify what happens on the external monitor (like Keynote) will still override the mirroring mode.
     
  21. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    I'm in my final year of training to be a teacher, and mirroring is just a godsend for me! All those wonderful educational apps that I can share with my students!
     
  22. MagnumOP thread starter macrumors regular

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    The letterboxing is slightly annoying, but it wont matter much to me because i will be outputting to projectors that still use 4:3.

    I cant wait to be able to teach my entire class(college level) directly from my iPad, and thus avoid using the terrible technological mess the university provides.
     

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