Can the iPad be connected to a TV?

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  1. Natalina

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    Would like to watch a downloaded file on a big screen. Is it possible to connect my iPad to my TV (Panasonic HDMI)?
     
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    Yes, if it is an ipad2. Simply purchase the HDMI adapter that will fit the output plug on the bottom of your iPad & connect HDMI cord from TV to the adaptor, adaptor to iPad. Choose the correct HDMI input choice on your tv settings video input screen & you should see an exact image of whatever your iPad currently has on screen.
    My boys love it when we mirror Angry Birds from my iPad.
    But we use my iPad to watch net available tv shows & an iTunes season pass of Dr. Who on our big screen tv as well. Mirroring is probably my most used feature on my iPad.
     
  3. Natalina

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    Thanks Nakedbabytoes. Sadly mine is not an iPad 2.
     
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    Is your iPad jailbroken?
     
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    I think it's called Apple TV.
     
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    graywolf iPad Super Guru

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    Apple tv would work, but I use the hdmi adapter. And the hdmi adapter works for iPad 1 as well as iPad 2 with no jailbreak. You just can't mirror.
    Videos and such will play great.
     
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    There are a number of Apps which work really well with iPad 1, I use TVout Genie! for some of the things that other apps can't handle.

    It would be useful if you told us what kind of file you are trying to display, it's likely that there will be an app for it.

    The Archangel
     
  8. Natalina

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    thanks for your help. I am watching something called clickstreamTV but I have no idea what kind of file it is.
     
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    I'm not sure about HDMI output but I stream my 1 with an Apple TV. Any app that is able to stream has an Air Play icon--if you are upgraded to 5.0.1 you will find many apps and pages in Safari that will stream. I should add that occasionally you may need to do a double click of the home button and a swipe to the far left where you will see the Air Play icon and you can choose Apple TV there. I use it to stream music also (Pandora and many other stations as well plus Rhapsody though I generally stream it from my Touch).
     
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    Gabriel1, thanks for this. I'm going to try it. I use Apple TV a lot (podcasts, Vimeo, Netflix, my own photos, Flickr, etc) but this appears to give me even wider range of things possible to view. Worth a try until I get my Ipad 3 in the future.

    Diane
     
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    55julie55 iPad Ninja

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    Can I ask a silly question?
    Is the apple tv the small black box?
     
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    Yes, it is a small black box about the size of a MacBook power adapter.
     
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    So I use this instead of HDMI thingy? To stream to my actual T.V?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    OK, so you're saying that iPad 1 with IOS 5.0.1 can use AirPlay? That's news to me. I thought wireless streaming was only possible with iPad2? Am I wrong?
     

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