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Connect iPad to TV thru Media Player?

Discussion in 'Home Entertainment Systems' started by LaneLester, Feb 17, 2013.

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    I have a cheap Satechi media player that does a great job of playing videos I put on flash drives. It connects to my TV with HDMI. I would like to stream from my iPad to the media player, but it does not recognize the iPad as a USB device when connected with the charging cable. Is there a solution?

    Lane
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    If the media player has a composite input (the red/white/yellow RCA plugs) you can purchase an adapter that plugs one end into iPad and the other into the composite jack.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks for the response. I think it's not going to work because the only inputs are the USB mass storage port and an SD/MMC card slot. OTOH, maybe the cord you mentioned would allow me to hook the iPad directly to the TV's inputs.

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    I'm pretty sure you'll just be able to hook it up directly to the tv.

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    I visited Amazon and found an iPad-to-HDMI adapter which includes a USB connector for the charger for about $28. That seems to be just what I need, and I'm hoping the fact it's a no-name brand won't be a problem. The reviews looked good.

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