Mirroring ipad 3 to hd tv
Apologies if this is in the wrong place, but I am fairly new to posting.
I have searched the internet for this specific answer but whilst getting snippets of information I can't seem to find the actual answer so wonder if one of you bright sparks here might be able to help.
I want to 'mirror' my ipad 3 onto my HDTV so that I see anything on my ipad reflected on the TV.
I began searching and it seemed the answer was simple at first. Just get an HDMI adaptor and connect the two? You could even charge the ipad at the same time. But then I realised of course that this would mean you would need to be sat right next to the TV navigating the ipad for it to reflect on the TV. This kind of defeated the object as I wanted to watch the TV from a distance so may as well just watch the ipad.
So I then tried to look into wireless options and of course Apple TV seemed to be the answer... but you could only watch from itunes or other certain sites. I don't want that restriction, I just want to mirror what is on my ipad. Not only that, but the Apple TV is horrendously expensive compared to a little HDMI adaptor.
I then seemed to stumble across another answer. My ipad 3 is jailbroken. I saw many responses that said that what I wanted to do is not possible on an UNjailbroken ipad. But they did not go on to say what the answer was for a jailbroken ipad!!
So rather than just keep googling (I did try hard, honest) I thought why not just ask the question direct to a site where I have been a member for a few years. Somebody here surely has resolved this?
I look forward to any helpful replies. Please go easy on me.