This accessory looks so awesome

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Stirolak123, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Stirolak123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2010
  2. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    The problem is that most of the other up and coming tablets due this year all have direct HDMI out to any TV so you can play movies, games, apps etc all on your large screen if you want, just by using 1 cheap HDMI cable.

    So you can take your tablet round a mates house and watch a movie on his large screen on a friday night with some beers.

    The iPad is going to look lacking unless Apple allow their Table to do this also, like most other tablets will allow.

    I guess we will have to see that they do for Apple customers.
  3. Stirolak123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2010
    Why couldnt apple have just included an hdmi adapter on thr ipad? I wouldnt be surprised if the second one also doesnt have it knowing them.
  4. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    I think the forums feelings is that Apple want's everyone to buy an Apple TV and have you cart that around with you, than fitting an HDMI out (like virtually all the other tablets look like they are going to have)

    It's sad, as it seems they are again putting company profit above useful additions to a product.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I feel they won't fit an HDMI out as they will think they will hurt their Apple TV sales.

    As they say a picture, or video is worth a thousand words:

    Angry Birds starts playing at 57 seconds into the clip.

    A shame to see a tablet, NOW that's half the price of the current iPad model doing this out of the box :(

    If a cheap Android tablet can do this for it's users, then so should the iPad. IMHO.
  5. Stirolak123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2010
  6. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Seriously though. A non wide-screen 4:3 1024x768 VGA output in 2011

    When most other tablets are going to be outputting 1080p via an HDMI output.

    This is the odd thing about Apple they shout long and hard about scrapping old tech like the floppy drive on one hand, and cling on embarrassingly to the past with the other.

    I've no doubt many here will disagree and say how wrong all other tablets are going to be in supporting 1080p output directly.
  7. MrWillie, Jan 4, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011

    MrWillie macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
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    But, the manufactures that post the fine print on their HDMI output, state the it does not output protected content. I'll find a link for you.

    Edit: this is for Droid X.

    It's under the camera/video section.
  8. Thanatoast macrumors 65816


    Dec 3, 2002
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    Yeah, I'll be greedy and say I'd rather have other people pay for the dongle rather than have myself pay for an extra port that I won't use. Full disclosure: I own and use an AppleTV and Airplay works great.

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