Output to computer monitor?

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible for the iPad (3rd gen) to completely mirror it's screen on a computer monitor using DVI or HDMI? I've seen that its possible to do so with AirPlay Mirror if you have an Apple TV connected to the monitor but I have no need for one.

    Can the DVI connector for the iPad output completely or is it only selective output (Photos app, for watching movies, ...)?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LAnMarc macrumors member

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    I've just tried my iPad (3) with a DVI adaptor on a 24" 16:9 monitor and apps written to output to an external monitor (eg Videos and Real Racing 2 HD) use the full screen.
    When using mirroring, only a 4:3 (or 3:4) image is displayed.
    With the iPad in portrait orientation, it uses about 40% of the screen.
    In landscape, about 70%.
    I assume the DVI adaptor would be the same.
    I know the Apple TV is.
     
  3. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does this mean that you have to launch specifically configured apps so that they'll appear on the monitor, or is it complete mirroring like Airplay Mirror?
     
  4. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    HDMI, AirPlay Mirroring and VGA are exactly the same in this respect, except for the vastly degraded mirroring speed using AirPlay Mirroring.
     
  5. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    Completely aside, can you use an Apple TV with a monitor with VGA (with adapters)?
     
  6. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry for asking this again, but is this full mirroring of the iPad screen, or is it just selective mirroring? (For example, full screen apps such as Keynote or watching videos.)
     
  7. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    If you get the hdmi adapter it will mirror everything.
     
  8. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Full.

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    ...so will VGA and AirPlay.
     

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