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Hdmi and Dv Cables

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by ipfuser55, May 8, 2011.

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    I am looking to buy this kit and was wondering if anyone has any experience of which is the best product? The prices seem to range from £25 all the way up to £50 for the same stuff. I have an apple store here, is what they sell really worth the premium?

    Thanks

    Jeff

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    I'm sure there is a thread on here which said that you can buy the cheaper cables but I can't remember which one? I'll look for you too!

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    Are you looking for ipad2 mirroring, so you can use your iPad on the telly?

    First you'll need your AV cable from Apple, £35, then you'll need a standard HDMI cable.
    Apple's own is a costly £15 and only 1.8 meters long, which is poxy.

    I ordered any old standard offof eBay. Including postage, a 3 meter long cable cost me around £4. Works a treat. I love the mirroring option. And don't let anyone tell you you need expensive specific connections - you don't.

    As for DV, then again, eBay be your friend.
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    . There ! I knew you would be along to give him a hand!

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    Peeps over for dinner today, so I'm grabbing 5 mins in between allotted jobs. :D
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    You are a busy bunny!

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    It pays :)

    If I help around the house and look keen and eager to clean and hoover, I get extra iPad time without ill feeling. Brownie points.
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    That's what I'm doing wrong!

    Let's hope our OP has found this info useful.

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    He's a fellow Welsh guitarist. I'm sure he'll find any info useful :)
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    Thanks, that's what I thought. I have any number of gold hdmi cables, so no issue with that. I won't touch eBay for reasons I can't go into here, but Amazon have the right kit cheaper than apple so I won't have to go to St David's arcade, or make an appointment so they can try to sell me stuff I don't need ( for those who don't know, yes you can make an appointment for a one on one)

    Bit off thread, but have you tried Amplitube yet?

    Jeff

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    Yup, just been discussing that with another user in pm.

    It's absolutely blimmin awesome. I'm very traditional with my guitar methods - not usually struck on electronics. Tubes and valves are more my liking. But I bought it anyway.

    Costs a tiny fortune ( you'll need the iRig connectors too ) but boy is it fantastic. Obviously doesn't replace a full on rig with pedals and amps, but comes very close to it. The sounds is very good. Very authentic. And it includes in-app purchases like Fender cabs, recording desks, various stomps boxes etc etc. Most professional. Well worth the £30 or so quid it's so far cost me.
    The sound can then be output directly through your headphones, computer or guitar amp (another cable needed for this tho).

    Makes garage band look like a toy
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    You two should start a musicians thread, there must be loads of them?

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    So I shall take the plunge..... Like you I'm a valve man, wonder if it will model my Fender Re-issue blues combo? I will get the irig stuff.....Lucky me it's my birthday tomorrow :). We will have to compare notes. I would also like to play straight to my desk if possible and will be using Bass as well. Sounds like fun.

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