Dang it apple! You did it again!

MagnumOP

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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?
 

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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?
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.
 

iphone1105

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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:
 

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In summary:

-iPad 1 = HDMI mirroring at 720p
-iPad 2 = HDMI mirroring at 1080p
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)
 

steezy1337

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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.
 

darngooddesign

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

saving107

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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.
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)
 

vini-vidi-vici

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I'm excited for HDMI

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How many of you are excited for screen mirroring?
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...
 

Stetrain

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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.
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.
 

LiloThePleo

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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!
 

MagnumOP

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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.
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.