iPad 1 xbmc stream onto TV via AV adapter

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by r3ac7, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. r3ac7 macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2010

    Recently, I started debating whether or not I should buy an old iPad first generation, jailbreak it, and stream xbmc movies from the iPad on my tv. I have a couple of questions.

    What cable will I need? Is the 30pin to HDMI Adapter enough, or am I going to need a 30pin to AV Adapter.
    Do I need to install anything else on my iPad so I can view what is displaying on it, onto the tv?
    Will the picture be smooth, or will it be laggy and such, if I use any of these adapters?

    Thank you for your time.
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    The lack of ram on the first iPad concerns me. It has only 256mg of ram. Also I am not sure if it is capable of outputting HD. I suggest you get an iPad 2 or used iPad mini.
  3. r3ac7 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2010
    The lack of ram originally concerned me too, but I know that it can do what I asked in the OP, the question is, what configuration do I use(cable), and what third party apps do I need to install.

    Thanks for the reply tho.

    ps. I just saw that you're from Tdot too, lol.

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