iPad Vs Apple TV

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ParishYoung, May 1, 2010.

  1. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    Will the iPad output video to a TV.

    For example, if I rent a movie through iTunes, could I then hook it into my TV and watch it on the bigger screen?

    If I can, then I guess I'll have no more use for Apple TV. Hopefully then eBay can let me recoup some of the cash I spent on the iPad itself. Lol.
     
  2. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    You can do this, but you could also do it with a desktop or laptop computer ... this seems like a stretch. The Apple TV is geared toward use on a TV with a 10-foot interface. I don't see much overlap there. The bigger competition for Apple TV is running Boxee on a desktop or laptop.
     
  3. Bcadiere macrumors newbie

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    Yes the iPad will output video to your TV via the Apple component AV cable. I have been renting and purchasing movies on iTunes and watching them on my TV. The picture quality is great.
     
  4. ParishYoung thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you rent in HD though, via the iPad, like you can with the Apple TV?
     
  5. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    For whatever stupid reason, the ipad does not output HD, so it I'll downsample it to 480i.
     
  6. Bcadiere macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can rent HD movies but the output is either 576P or 480P.
     

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