I finally broke down and bought an Apple TV. As I type this, live video from the Brooks Falls brown bear webcam is playing across the room on my 50" Panasonic plasma TV, from a background browser tab on this iPad through the Apple TV. Pretty flexible. Of course, there are also YouTube, media on my Mac's iTunes, PBS, and some free cable-type content, none of which require the iPad for access. The little box easily pairs with my Mac's Bluetooth keyboard for searching. It just works, as you would expect.