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Apple Component AV Cable and The Netflix app

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by TheBaron, Apr 14, 2010.

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    So on another thread, someone mentioned you can use the apple component kit http://http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB128LL/B to connect your iPad to a HDTV. Since the cable costs $50, I want to be really sure it'll work with the Netflix app and play the streaming content over my tv. Has anybody successfully tried it with their iPad?
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    Sadly the app has to be written to take advantage of video out. YouTube and the video player work fine. Anything h.264 works fine, but the abc app and netflix will only send audio but no video...sorry.
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    LAME!!!
    Thanks for the info and saving me the trouble.
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    You can stream netflix over wii, xbox360, TiVo
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    Yeah, unfortunately I don't have any of those devices. It's also unfortunate that you can't stream netflix over Apple TV since I do have one of those. I guess I'll just try to buy a used roku box on ebay.
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    You'll probably get a better picture out of something with HD quality, anyway. I know Netflix isn't really HD, but I have Netflix through my iPad, wii, and PS3... and the PS3 by far has the best picture quality.
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    Ps3 has HD content.
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    Netflix's HD streaming to Xbox/PS3/Roku/Desktop/etc is true 720p, 1280x720 resolution if you have the available bandwidth. Netflix HD streaming streams from 2400-3800kbps, at 24 FPS for movies and 30 FPS for TV. Conversely Blu-ray is 60fps. So while Netflix HD streaming won't compete side by side with Blu-ray it easily competes with 720p HDTV, which is the current standard.

    Netflix upgraded their "HD" content from 720x480 to 1280x720 in late 2008.
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    Apple drop the ball on this one, seriously!!! The netflix app is somehow annoying now

    The netflix app is somehow annoying now.
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    I use netflix through blu-ray player, looks great as its hooked up to tv using HDMI, and it was on sale for $99 so lil cheaper then an xbox and ps3 lol I had it going through wii but looks way better through BD =)
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    I thought is was possible to stream audio and video from IPad to Apple TV
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    As far as I know only the new AppleTv can be streamed to. If you have a new AppleTv you can stream Netflix from the AppleTv so there would be no need to stream from the iPad.

    The cheapest route to Netflix on a TV without built in apps is the new AppleTv. At $100 about the only thing that might beat it is a used game console.

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