Use an old ipad 3 as a mediabox

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zdesignzi9250, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Zdesignzi9250 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    so i have an old ipad 3 lying around, and i dont want to spend money on an apple tv or roku.

    so i already have the hdmi adapter for the ipad, all i need is a way to navigate ios and netflix from the couch, any suggestions?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. 617aircav Suspended

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    cant see how you can make it work. just buy a chromecast
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Get an HDMI cable long enough to reach the couch. Which, come to think of it, might cost as much as the cromecast suggested by the previous poster. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Zdesignzi9250 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, thanks guys ...

    I dont see a way either
     
  5. Rocket Man macrumors member

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    Just buy the cheapest apple tv you can get...
     
  6. Ckwilson73 macrumors member

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  7. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    You can find used Apple TVs around online in the $30-40 range.
     
  8. kaydot macrumors regular

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    Where did you shop for those? I found this one on NewEgg for $55. Would it be able to Airplay HD content from my iPad to my television?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...067&cm_re=apple_tv-_-0V5-00N4-00001-_-Product
    It uses an A5 chip, which makes me suspicious of its capabilities since that's less than what's in the iPad3 which was crazy underpowered.
     
  9. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    There was just one here in the Marketplace for $35, and I bought one a year or two ago here for $40.

    I've never had any issues streaming anything to my Apple TV from my old third-gen iPad, although I honestly don't know if I've been trying to stream HD stuff.
     

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