questions about an ipad

ribbon

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 2, 2010
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Hello,

i've been using the iphone since the 3G, and i have a macbook pro mid 2009, but now i'm thinking about buying the new ipad, since i'm staying in the us for a few weeks (i'm from europe) and with the dollar/euro conversion would be much cheaper. i have however come questions...

- do you guys think that it's necessary to buy one of those expensive cases with bt keyboard? or the keyboard on screen is good enough (i'm very used to write texts and short emails from my iphone)?

- i use to download a lot of tv shows from my macbook and plug it into my tv to watch them. is the ipad of any use here?

- if i want to watch tv shows or movies from the ipad, do i still need to have a conversion program, or there are alternatives for the ipad in order to watch movies without having to spend so much time converting the movie into an ipad format?

the final question is.. do apple do any kind of discounts on memorial day (this weekend)?

thanks a lot for your answers.
 

Benbikeman

macrumors 6502a
May 17, 2011
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London, England
- do you guys think that it's necessary to buy one of those expensive cases with bt keyboard?
Necessary, no, but the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is very, very nice.

- if i want to watch tv shows or movies from the ipad, do i still need to have a conversion program, or there are alternatives for the ipad in order to watch movies without having to spend so much time converting the movie into an ipad format?
AVPlayerHD plays absolutely every format I've ever thrown at it.

Ben
 

ribbon

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 2, 2010
105
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Thanks for your answer Assimilated. One more question:

when you type using an external keyboard (like the on in logitech), does the inscreen-keyboard still displays, or it disappears to have more free space?

on the other hand, is AVPlayerHD available without JB?
 

Consultant

macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
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Thanks for your answer Assimilated. One more question:

when you type using an external keyboard (like the on in logitech), does the inscreen-keyboard still displays, or it disappears to have more free space?

on the other hand, is AVPlayerHD available without JB?
Try it without keyboard first. I know people who bought a keyboard AND a stylus and never ended up using them.

You could have easily found AVPlayerHD on the App Store:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avplayerhd/id407976815?mt=8
There are also many other apps that play non-native videos.
 

scaredpoet

macrumors 604
Apr 6, 2007
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when you type using an external keyboard (like the on in logitech), does the inscreen-keyboard still displays, or it disappears to have more free space?
The on screen keyboard goes away by default when connected to a bluetooth keyboard. Not sure how the logitech handles this, but with the Apple keyboard, you can bring the on-screen keyboard back, if you really want, by hitting the Eject button. Or, you can just turn the keyboard off and the on screen version appears again.


on the other hand, is AVPlayerHD available without JB?
Yes, it's available in the App store for $2.99:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avplayerhd/id407976815?mt=8
 
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