iPad Digital AV adapter via HDMI, Does it do full screen on my 46" LED TV?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by maf2k8, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. maf2k8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
    I just got the iPad 2 and the HDMI adapter, plugged it in and all seems fine but the size is about 1/4 of my tv screen ( not full screen )

    I dont see any settings anywhere within the ipad setting for the adapter.

    Does it do full screen to the TV? or is it suppose to only do a small portion? I clicked safari and many other apps and even mail, and still just like a 1/4 of my screen

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  2. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    It mirrors your iPad screen. Your iPad screen is more square than your TV screen, so unless you want it to cut off the top and bottom, it will have to have black bars on the sides.

    I do notice that there are gaps above and below the picture though in your photo, you might try changing the video mode on your TV, most have a setting that lets you switch between crop, fit, stretch, etc.

    When you play a widescreen movie, it will show it in full widescreen. :)
  4. maf2k8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
    Well that sucks. So fullscreen video just not full screen safari? Was hoping for full screen safari, they told me these output video at 720p but will output safari and other apps that support it at 1080p, so my 1080 p tv should display web pages in full screen on my tv if in fact these adapters do 1080p ( 720p. Video )

    Doesn't make sense.
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    But how would it display something different on your TV than what was on the iPad, since you're still controlling it with the iPad? You'd have to have black bars on the top and bottom of your iPad screen.

    It wouldn't surprise me if someone comes out with an app that does this, but it doesn't make sense for the default setup.

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