Problems mirroring iPad 2 and apple tv 2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JSmoove05, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    I just updated both the iPad 2 atv2 to he new updates. I have air play turned on on the atv2. On the iPad 2 I on the lock screen I put apple tv and nothing gets mirrored am I doing something wrong here can someone please help me.
     
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Sorry if it's an obvious question - but you don't mention if you turned on mirroring on the iPad, only Airplay. Have you also turned on mirroring? (in the Airplay popup in the multitasking bar).
     
  3. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I believe so on the lock screen if I double tap on home button select and nothing. What could I be doing wrong.
     
  4. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Mirroring cannot be turned on from the lock screen.
     
  5. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Unlock the lock screen, then double-tap the Home button. When the multi-tasking bar appears, swipe right on it to show the media playback controls and the Airplay button. Tap the Airplay button, and there you can check if both Airplay, and Mirroring are turned on.

    Hope that sorts it for you. :)
     
  6. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ahhhh thanks so much. That worked I didnt know how i had to do that. Ughhh the resolution is awfullllll and its still not full screen very disappointing.
     
  7. Josh125 macrumors 6502

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    My thoughts exactly, I can't imagine this would be useful for anyone....just plain awful.
     
  8. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I agree. This was, for me, the killer feature of iOS5, and it's only ok.

    I tried playing some more games on it last night - including Tiny Birds. It's reasonably playable, but the latency makes a huge difference. If I play watching the TV, I'm rubbish as my inputs are a fraction of a second too slow. If I play viewing the iPad screen, I'm instantly much better. So for any timing-sensitive gaming, it seems it's a no-go. I'm just using a G router (the AppleTV itself is wired), but I don't think an N router is going to make much difference to the latency.

    On the other hand, I do like that if you're using Airplay Mirroring, and bring up a Youtube video on your iDevice, it switches to video mirroring (and so high quality, widescreen) on the TV.
     
  9. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Well, what did you expect? The iPad's display is 4:3, so the only way to get a 16:9 image on a TV would be to stretch (yuck) or crop (also yuck).
     
  10. Jww67 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I also can't get my iPad 2 to mirror with my apple tv 2. I've turned on mirroring when I double clicked the home button, I get the blue mirroring icon next to the battery indicator for about 10 seconds, then it goes away.

    Please help
     
  11. CHRONiC YOUTH macrumors member

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    Full screen is up to the devs of apps to implement, also i too was having latency issues and then it dawned on me to hard wire my apple tv to the modem and viola no more lag mirroring anything
     
  12. chris8535 macrumors member

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    Adrian, before you jump all over him ignorantly, you should know he means that there are black bars on the edge, the screen doesn't even touch the edges with a native app that is supposed to output 720p full screen mode. It is VERY disappointing to see a black bar all the way around the edges of the screen... seems very un-apple
     
  13. bornstein75 macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same issue. Mirroring is turned on, but then cuts out after about 20secs.

    I have updated all my software, so I'm not sure what is going on.

    Very annoying and disappointing!
     
  14. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Chris, naturally I can only comment on what I read. I was under the impression that window boxing doesn't occur based on the images on Apple's site.

    Yes, I should know that but it's not what I got from the post, it's not a big deal either until people that throwing names around *shrug*.

    I agree that window boxing is unacceptable, I'm trying to think of a reason why they'd do it, but it doesn't prevent interpolation or anything, so who knows? :(
     
  15. dsislen macrumors newbie

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    I've also got a weird problem with mirroring

    Using iPad2 and AppleTV2. Ok, so when I got to the Airplay button on the ipod controls, I get the option to select iPad or Apple TV but (!!) there is no option for mirroring (I've seen screenshots where there is a toggle switch for mirroring). As a result, I get some applications (like Real Racing 2) where AirPlay sends audio but no video to the AppleTV.

    Any ideas????

    Thanks!!
    David
     
  16. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

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    Dumb question, but did you update your atv2?
     
  17. sunnychotai macrumors newbie

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    You need to update the software on your ATV2. This will allow mirroring.
     
  18. osohardy, Oct 17, 2011
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    I see the same thing where the mirror isn't quite fullscreen. Some apps are 4:3 as would be expected if the app did not implement TV out--OK-- but others like Real Racing are 16:9 but not fullscreen (black borders all around). I believe Real Racing mirrors to 1280 x 720, and in my case my TV is 1365x 768. So it seems when you mirror you get pixel to pixel with no scaling to TV's native rez (well it's always scaling to native resolution but it should be interpolating and cropping out the black surround). If I plug in via HDMI adaptor then it will happily scale full screen. It seems like the culprit is the ATV itself when it is fed a mirror vs airplay video input. I can't imagine this is intended functionality so I hope is fixed.

    [edit]: OK if RR2 is first app to mirror it goes true fullscreen. If I mirrored some other non-fullscreen app prior it wont go true fullscreen unless I toggle mirroring on/off.
     
  19. goudaphunk macrumors newbie

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    The issue I am having is that my ATV won't allow me to update to the most recent sodtware. I'm still on 4.3 (2557). I've tried to restore my ATV, with no such luck. Additionally, when I toggle to the multitasking bar in my iPad 2 and swipe to the right and click AirPlay - Apple TV, it doesn't give me an option to mirror.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all!
     
  20. athosk macrumors newbie

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    Can't see the mirror option

    hi
    I did upgrade to IOS5 and APV to the latest software.
    When I double click the home button and go left, I do see the choice between Ipad TV and Apple TV.
    When i choose the Apple TV though, I don't see the Mirroring option to choose from.
    Is there any way to get it appear? Should I reinstall IOS5?

    Thx
     
  21. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I have basic cable. We use mirroring (now) to watch programs from the Internet on channels we don't receive. Before I had a video out cable. Mirroring is much nicer.
     
  22. rparis74 macrumors newbie

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    i am having this exact problem. i've tried resetting the ATV and it hasn't allowed me to update the software (not finding it). Without this I can't get the option to mirror on my ipad2. Still looking around for answers.
     
  23. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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    having the same problem
     
  24. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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    THis is the fix via Apple message boards


    Re: Mirroring won't work with ipad 2 and Apple TV 2.
    Oct 19, 2011 8:40 AM (in response to Mikey923)
    THIS IS IT: I had all of these problems with my iPad 2 and my Apple TV 2. If the above response did not work for you (which it didn't for me), give this a shot. I just got off the phone with Apple. You need to:
    unplug your Apple TV 2
    Use a micro USB chord (most phones/cameras use them as chargers) and plug the apple tv directly into a computer that is running iTunes.
    Once the Apple TV is recognized it will ask to restore.
    Click Restore and follow the prompts.
    This will reset your Apple TV but install the latest firmware 4.4 on it.

    If you're like me, my Apple TV 2 came with 4.1 and 4.4 will not update over the internet. It MUST be plugged into iTunes through a computer and updated manually.
    After this was done, I was able to mirror flawlessly.
    Hope this helps anyone in my situation.
     
  25. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    AirPlay Mirroring has great potential, wait until devs update their apps to take full advantage of it. Real Racing 2 is already doing this and it works quite well… if only my iPad 2's WiFi wouldn't keep cutting out!
     

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