What are my options for using iPad as a tv?

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  1. xMBPx, Mar 21, 2011
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    xMBPx macrumors regular

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    Title says it all... I'm just looking at the different options available for using my iPad as a tv?

    Thanks

    I forgot to mention I'm in a college dorm so I don't have a tv. I know we have cable though..
     
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  4. xMBPx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you guys provide any more information on sling player? Seems kind of pricey..
     
  5. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

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    So annoyed that I've paid $30 for Slingbox App for my BB, then $30 for Slingbox App for my iPod Touch, now if I want the "proper" iPad resolution and interface, I have to pay $30 again for the iPad Slingbox version.

    Anyone using Slingbox App on iPad and iPhone4 or iPod Touch 4G? Is it worth it to pay extra for the iPad version?
     
  6. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

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    I use filmon and paid $10/month for live TV streaming. Most channels are from UK but you also have CNN International and Al Jazerra. Yap, that's my TV right there.
     
  7. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

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    Oh ya by the way it's not just $30 for the App, it's another $150 - $250 for the Slingbox hardware :)

    Read up on it here:
    http://slingmedia.com/
     
  8. xMBPx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah right. I'll just buy a tv for $50 for my dorm and plug it into the free cable
     
  9. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    outside of netflix + abc player, slingbox is incredible once you get past the high price of admission

    If you're in college, I'd say buy a Slingbox and set it up at your parents house. Then just use the iPad app for free TV.
     
  10. Stangs55 macrumors 6502a

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    If you use it, then absolutely. It's a necessity if you sling much at all...
     
  11. 1969cj5 macrumors member

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    I'm using the time Warner app, net flix and abc player. Also have the amc player.
     
  12. vw195 macrumors 6502

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    or Usenet + Air Video
     
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    How does Air Video replace Unison???
     
  15. ravenas macrumors regular

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    We setup a SlingboxProHD here at home and share it with my brother, sister and use it ourselves.

    Cost was $230 for the Slingbox.
    $30 for the iPad App (because it allows HD-like resolution)
    $30 for the iPod Touch App (because I had the money and it was out first)

    We use the slingplayer app on the kitchen computer for a TV there as well as on the road. (Get a laptop with HDMI out and all you need is a cable for the hotel TVs.)
     
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    I have the slingplayer app too. The xfinity app is pretty nifty as well.
     
  18. dstar macrumors regular

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    You could also use a Hauppauge device with the extend s/w and stream to your iPad.
     
  19. Payton3485 macrumors member

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    +1. It is simply the best in my opinion.
     
  20. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

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    I use an eyeTV, Hulu+, and Netflix to watch TV on my iPad. (Obviously Netflix is only for 'old' TV.)
     

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