Screen Sharing via HDMI is great - a whole new iPad dimension

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  1. gigaguy, Mar 19, 2011
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    gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Esp for some of the games. I'm not a serious gamer but games like Angry Birds look very good on my HDTV. The iPad interface screens and icon pages look extremely good..
    Photos are very good, video not as good as HDTV, but what do you expect, widescreen movies fill the screen and are very watchable. iBooks looks gorgeous, text is nice, I have some old color illustrated picture books, wow.
    Internet is very sharp and clear.
    Screen sharing adds a whole dimension to access what is on your iPad, esp for groups.
    Hooked up flawlessly and just worked.
    Definitely a big step in the right direction for making iPad more accessible.
     
  2. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. This will be great in the classroom to use all the apps! I'm thinking of the elements right now during our chemistry of life unit.

    At home, I'm currently draining the battery of my wife's iPad 2 by streaming video from our Slingbox using SlingPlayer.

    The one problem is the size of the dock connector, it's not as 'tight' or small as the normal charge connector so it may be an issue with cases. That's all I'm worried about (Still need to wait for my case to see). But what do you expect, they gotta squeeze in HDMI wires and the charge wire in that spot.
     
  3. schmoopy.design macrumors regular

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    I just don't like the idea of being physically tethered to the projector when teaching. Now if it at some point it becomes possible to share the screen wirelessly, that would be awesome.
     
  4. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a future apple tv upgrade or apple tv 3 feature I hope
     
  5. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    In agreement with the OP

    Love it, love it love it! :D
     
  6. gigaguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, squawking angry birds dive bombing on smug fat pigs on my big screen is very fun to watch.

    Oh yea, would be good for other educational :D uses too.
     
  7. dstar macrumors regular

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    You need some hefty bandwidth to transmit an HDMI signal wirelessly.
     
  8. schmoopy.design macrumors regular

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    C'mon Steve will figure it out. :)
     
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    Is the HDMI out an iPad 2 only feature, or can I use it on my original iPad too?
     
  11. hopegrad macrumors newbie

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    The HDMI out works with the UNO and the Deuce.
     
  12. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

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    On both (even iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch). Mirroring is an iPad 2 exclusivity though.
     

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