questions about an ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ribbon, May 24, 2012.

  1. ribbon macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2010

    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.
  2. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2011
    London, England
    Necessary, no, but the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is very, very nice.

    AVPlayerHD plays absolutely every format I've ever thrown at it.

  3. ribbon thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2010
    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?
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    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:
    There are also many other apps that play non-native videos.
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    It disappears, giving you more space.
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    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.

    Yes, it's available in the App store for $2.99:

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