HDMI from iPad, other screen in Portrait mode?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jimlaing, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. jimlaing macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'd like to use the HDMI adapter for the iPad, to display (sheet) music that is on my iPad's screen to another screen. This does work - but if I hold my iPad in Portrait mode, the other screen shows an iPad 'image' in the center, with lots of black on the left and right sides (I think this is called 'pillar box' format). If I hold my iPad in Landscape mode, the image mostly fills the other screen. But I want to have the music be a single 'page' on the iPad (held in Portrait mode on my music stand) while the other larger TV/monitor, mounted in Portrait mode, shows that same single sheet of music, filling its screen.

    That is, I'd not have the other screen (TV or monitor) be in typical TV setup (Landscape). I'd like to rotate my other screen to Portrait mode, have my iPad in portrait mode, and have the output FILL the other screen. I know that the iPad won't detect when I rotate the other screen of course - I just want to find a Setting that allows this. That way my music FILLS the 2nd screen (a TV or monitor). I hate to see wasted (black) space on a monitor!

    I want the other screen to be in Portrait mode (as I hold my iPad in portriat mode), displaying what's on the iPad's screen, iPad held in Portrait mode.

    Another application of this would be a "digital signage" idea, where in iPad is connected to a larger screen that is mounted in Portrait mode (90 degrees rotated from they way a TV is 'usually' viewed), and have the iPad output FILL that screen.

    Can this be done?
    Jim
     
  2. Mcclure macrumors member

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    I think if you have the sheet music sideways (wouldn't be very useful most of the time) you can open the file on your iPad and lock the rotation, then turn your iPad to portrait (even though it is locked in landscape). It would then display correctly on the rotated TV as well.
     
  3. jimlaing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - I can't go 'sideways' on the iPad then lock; if I go to Landscape mode (rotate the iPad), the music-display app goes into a "2-page" mode, which I don't want. When I hold the iPad up, in Portrait mode, the music-display apps out there all go to single-page, fill-the page mode. It's this mode that displays on a connected HDMI monitor in a mode that does not fill the HDMI display; it "wastes" nearly half of the HDMI display's real-estate!

    Jim
     
  4. jimlaing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Trying to upload images to show what I'm talking abuot

    iPad with music.png

    HDTV landscape with Music.png

    HDTV photo Portrait w Music.png I have done some mock-ups to show what I'm talking about here. One is an iPad in Portrait mode with some music on it. The next is an HDTV, connected via HDMI, with the music. The 3rd is what I want: the HDTV turned on its side, and the music better filling the screen (using more pixels). I can't seem to achieve this. When I rotate the iPad itself to Landscape, with most any PDF display app, the sheet of music gets smaller and is in the middle of the screen. Hope this helps!
    Jim
     
  5. jimlaing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    TV vertical (in 'portrait' orientation)

    I'd like to get (via HDMI connection) my TV (which I rotate 90 degrees so that it's effectively a 'portrait' display) to display iPad as shown below (iPad held portrait, TV held portrait):
    (attached is a photo of a 'mock-up' of what I hope to do:

    Can this be done?

    (I hope the attachment comes through; I've never used attachments on
    this site).
     

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  6. coolguy4747 macrumors member

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    As far as I know, you can't get the home screen to appear like that. However, you can try taking the actual pdf of your sheet music and rotate it 90 degrees. Now, when you hold your iPad in portrait mode, the sheet music should appear small and sideways. Now go into landscape mode so that it fills the screen and lock the orientation. Now plug it into your rotated TV and it should appear as you want it to.
     
  7. jimlaing thread starter macrumors newbie

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    portrait mode to external display

    Thanks .. . yes, I found that I can get a PDF file to display this way. I was hoping to have it do this all the time, for any app, so that I could have the largest possible display on the TV.

    Thanks for the suggestion ...

    Jim
     
  8. charlituna macrumors G3

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    what you are asking for is impossible via the iOS software. You would need an app that is created to do what you want whether all in one app or via allowing two copies of said app to appear on the same external like what Real Racing 2 did
     
  9. quokka macrumors newbie

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    I have done what you are requesting with the following....

    Connect TV to PC/Mac, change external TV Monitor display settings to be in portrait orientation in the PC/Mac settings. With the TV now showing the desktop in portrait download Reflector from http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/

    Ensure your mobile device and PC/MAC are on the same network and fire up Reflector on the PC/MAC and airplay on the mobile device (its in the swipe up options at the bottom of the device screen).

    Connect the device to airplay and choose mirror and select the PC/MAC.

    Now with the iphone/ipad you can lock orientation on it (slide up again and choose the lock) and on the PC/MAC you can click the mirrored image and set to remove frame and make image fit the screen as well as a number of other options.

    We display phone contents at exhibitions this way to do live demos. Let's us print a nice iPhone image on the backdrop around an inset TV that mirrors the screen in portrait to its max dimensions perfectly.

    Hope that helps, Reflector is pretty cheap to buy but there are no doubt other airplay enabled software devices out there as well.
     

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