HDMI cable for IPad2 ... IMHO, of limited use

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  1. Vulcan

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    So the iPAD is a portable tablet with limited disk space (max:64GB) and average-definition cameras. On top of that, the form factor is not awkward for using it as a primary camera.

    Why would you want to hook it up to a TV ? especially if you have a 1920x1080 resolution HDTV. The only reason to hook it up would be to watch the stores videos ... which is not going to be a whole lot even if you have a 64GB version of the pad. Moreover, it kills the portability factor of the iPAD.

    If you do plan to look at your iMovie edited clips ... you are better off transferring it to your iTunes-loaded PC/MAC and transferring it from there. I don't believe one can offload from the iPAD2 directly to a USB drive.

    In short ... connecting the iPad2 to the TV offer very limited functionality.
     
  2. addiosamigo

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    you got to think outside of the box, a lot teachers, lecturers and sorts would use this a hell of a lot!
     
  3. kschles

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    As an Amazon Prime member, I now have access to 5,000 streaming movies. Haven't tried the service yet. I suppose if it relies on flash, I'm outta luck; but if not I could see this being useful if hooked up to my TV.
     
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    Netflix
     
  5. donka

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    Or travelling and using it to view movies/content in a hotel/relatives house etc.
     
  6. sjleworthy

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    personally for me, the tv option is a major deal maker. not because i have specific pro uses for it, but because i've personally been after this option for years on my Touch. it'll be soooo much fun to me personally, and for domestic use. i'll be.....

    * able to watch any of my ripped dvds or downloaded videos/tv shows. with an average of 1 gig per 2 hour movie thats a lot for me with a 64 gb limit. i can go around with my ipad and watch and share my movies at mine or my friends or my families houses.

    * internet. i can browse the internet in company, like with my family and wife, not having to crowd around the tablet. streaming the various tv players will be awesome. shopping and general browsing on the tv will also be amazing.

    * gaming. i can share in and play on a larger screen all my games with my family/nephews for example. excellent. how fun will that be? and with sound!

    * business - i can demonstrate my work on huge plasma tv's to my clients in their offices. 1080 ressy is large enough to impress believe me.

    cant think of anything more to me at the mo, but sharing and not just hogging the 'small' screen to myself i cant wait for. ok, sound and resolution might not suit some of the purists out there, but for the general masses it'll more than suit. i've been in the media presentation prof for over 20 years and i know you dont need the highest possible output to make for major enjoyment.

    it's definitely a sharing thing. if you're a kid in your bedroom and have nobody to worry about other than yourself then yup, what a waste of money cable.
     
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    buy Playon it will work with that and your home pc.
     
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    +1

    As it is, I use my netbook and an HDMI cable to stream netflix whenever I'm on vacation. So many hotels now have HDTVs in even their cheapest rooms.
     
  9. Demandarin

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    Netflix on iPad, the best! With my iPad jail broken, and having the display out app, everything on my iPad is mirrored to my big screen using the composite cables. So I can watch thousands of movies from my iPad to my t.v. Don't get any better thn that..lol. Plus playing games looks great on the t.v. Hooked up. I'm doing all this with just my ipad1. Don't count us out yet ;-)
     
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    I will use it for Netflix, presentations, MLB network, slide shows, and I'm sure many other things. I'm not big on making my own videos so no big deal for me.
     

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