iPad t.v. out...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BngOfaBtflRlshp, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. BngOfaBtflRlshp macrumors member

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    Questions

    1. With an iPad, can you tv out YouTube on the big screen in your living room etc?

    2. While browsing in safari or any web browser, can you t.v. that out?

    3. T.v out games and apps?

    Say, I'm at my friends house or have company over, have an iPad at my side and we decide to check out YouTube in the living room. It would be nice, REALLY nice to watch youtube on the t.v. with an iPad.

    Would also be cool going through apps/games, Web browsing together etc on the t.v (no flash sucks insert here) by just nonchalantly hooking up the iPad.


    Well, I HOPE you can at least t.v. out youtube on the t.v.

    Really hope, youtube t.v's out...
     
  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Video out will only work with particular versions of some apps, such as Keynote, which lets you switch slides on your iPad while the actual slides are displayed on the output video source. You can play videos from your iPod library, but I'm not sure about YouTube videos. I know for sure that the iPad outputs video at a half decent resolution, 1024x768, which is still shy of 720p HD, so the quality isn't too great if you're outputting video to a high resolution display.
     
  3. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

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    I currently haven't heard of any such doggle, but that doesn't mean that in the future it won't exist. They have this such doggle right now for the iPhone and iPod touch, which allows the user to plug into the 30-pin connector, and then have the images projected onto a TV thru Composite Cables.

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    I believe it will only be a matter of time until such a cable is released. Who knows, maybe an HDMI connector as well. :)

    Just knowing that they have such features now for the iPhone and iPod Touch, its not hard to believe that it could be compatiable with the iPad. Who knows, I'm just speculating. :)

    Cheers.

    - For more information please refer to this link -> http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/02/08/inside_apples_ipad_vga_video_output.html
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the ipod currently has TV out, i dont see why the ipad wont :)

    will probably be analogue signal though :(
     
  5. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

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    It'd still be better than no option... :) BUT who knows!? Not I ;)
     
  6. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    There is a dock connector to VGA cable for the iPad.
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC552ZM/A

    A VGA cable is capable of a higher resolution than the iPhone's composite cable connector, but still doesn't output at 720p in this setup. Unfortunately, the dock connector is nowhere near capable of outputting video through a HDMI cable. 1024x768 is the best we'll see out of it.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i would prefer anything over nothing too! not that i use it lol. no idea either. just speculation
     
  8. BngOfaBtflRlshp thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for replying fellas. I know iPad has vga/component t.v. out cables. For itunes videos, iwork etc.

    But, I was asking specifically for YouTube, web, showing/going through apps games on the tv with a group of friends and family.

    TVing out GOOGLE MAPS as a group, would be awesome. World satellite images/street view... You controlling it, pinch zooming.. I'd feel like an analyst or news anchor from cnn, minus the 50"+ multi touch screen... in a way : )
     
  9. macduke macrumors 604

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    I know that developers have found unofficial APIs that allow them to output their games to the iPad. The question is, does the SDK allow them to put in, say a button, that can then output content to the iPad like it does in Keynote? Keynote is, after all, a downloadable app--though Apple doesn't need approval. If 3.2 doesn't have this API as a standard element, I can see it being added as a major new feature in OS 4.0. I plan on buying the VGA adapter, and this would make it a lot more worth my money.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ohhh ok im with you. they seem like a slightly less likely feature to be added. but would be awsome to have!

    gaming on such a TV wouldnt be possible, not at native resolutions anyway. the ipad is what, 1024x768.. it wont be able to convert to 1080p, i guess 720p is on the cards though!
     
  11. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I thought the VGA adaptor, allowed you to hook a TV/monitor up to the iPad. So you see what you're doing on the iPad, just like a MacBook... makes sense to me...
     
  12. BngOfaBtflRlshp thread starter macrumors member

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    I heard it does NOT. Just itunes videos and iwork.

    iPad TVing out Google maps, youtube, safari, apps and even games would be GREAT if possible.


    Everything you do, including home screen on a big tv, would be awesome. Especially in full screen.

    If it's possible on April 3rd to do that, that puts it on another level. Hope there's a lot more tv out other than itunes videos and keynote..
     
  13. kes601 macrumors regular

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    This adapter says it will work w/the iPad as well. However, as others have said, it likely will only do the video app.

     
  14. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    The problem with the VGA output is that it's at a crummy resolution. Like 480p or something... about as good as DVD quality, but not 1024x768 like the actual iPad screen, let alone 720p or 1080p. I was bummed they couldn't at least make it do 1024x768 output, so you get 1:1 output via VGA.

    I really would love a future version of the iPad with 1080p output (and more memory!). At that point, it'd replace my blu-ray player. Plus, I could actually use it for photography presentations on my 1080p projector. But, I think the hardware simply isn't quite there yet. Maybe another year or two for that... perhaps the iPad v3.
     
  15. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Actually the VGA Adaptor does output at 1024x768, the TV-out cables which are for video only, and I think YouTube videos (maybe) only output up to 576p or 480p depending on whether you're using NTSC or PAL.

    You can also get an accessory that combines the VGA signal, the audio and upscales it to 1080p and has an HDMI connection at the end. Although I'm sure upscaled isn't as good, but thats still pretty cool.
    Time will tell, but I'm sure it does, potentially the same way on the keynote you saw everything Steve Jobs was doing on the screen w/ the iPad.
     
  16. amorya macrumors 6502

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    I believe that any app developer can write support for the video out accessory into their app, but unless they specifically code it then there is no support. (It's much easier to make it display different stuff on the TV than to make it just mirror the interface.)
     
  17. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    Huh... I checked the site again, and it appears you might be right:

    * Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable
    * H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format​

    Previously, I had the impression 576p was "the max" via any connector... which seemed like a bummer.

    Upscaling isn't really acceptable for my picky standards ;-). But, 1024x768 is certainly better than I'd thought, so that's good news. I'm sure a future version of iPad will do 1080p output.

    This also seems to imply it can output 720p video... which is better than the iPad can display on-screen. That might be good enough to be a video source for many uses... it'd be great if I could just use iTunes to "rent movies" and then feed them into my projector (which can accept VGA & figure out how to display it without distorting it). Netflix is OK, but it's nice to have options. I think 720p would be the minimum I'd really want to pay to see for most movies.
     

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