Is it possible to connect the ipad to a tv screen WITHOUT having to use iTunes?

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  1. Clarkeaw

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    Hi, this is a pretty basic question but I'm not particularly clued up about this stuff yet. I've got an ipad 2 and I'd like to know if there's a way to connect the ipad to the tv screen as would be possible with a standard laptop?
    We've got films on the ipad and can watch episodes through various websites but iTunes film and tv shows are either limited, expensive and, in the case of tv shows, way behind what's been aired.
    Keen to know if the adapters out there need to use iTunes for them to be viewed on the tv screen or not, I've heard lots of different things.
    Realise its a basic question but any help would be greatly appreciated,
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    Is it possible to connect the ipad to a tv screen WITHOUT having to use iTunes?
    Hi, this is a pretty basic question but I'm not particularly clued up aboutIs it possible to connect the ipad to a tv screen WITHOUT having to use iTunes?
    Hi, this is a pretty basic question but I'm not particularly clued up about this stuff yet. I've got an ipad 2 and I'd like to know if there's a way to connect the ipad to the tv screen as would be possible with a standard laptop?
    We've got films on the ipad and can watch episodes through various websites but iTunes film and tv shows are either limited, expensive and, in the case of tv shows, way behind what's been aired.
    Keen to know if the adapters out there need to use iTunes for them to be viewed on the tv screen or not, I've heard lots of different things.
    Realise its a basic question but any help would be greatly appreciated,
    Thanks
    this stuff yet. I've got an ipad 2 and I'd like to know if there's a way to connect the ipad to the tv screen as would be possible with a standard laptop?
    We've got films on the ipad and can watch episodes through various websites but iTunes film and tv shows are either limited, expensive and, in the case of tv shows, way behind what's been aired.
    Keen to know if the adapters out there need to use iTunes for them to be viewed on the tv screen or not, I've heard lots of different things.
    Realise its a basic question but any help would be greatly appreciated,
    Thanks
     
  3. Frankie Williams

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    Please check out the Google Chrome device for $35. All of the commercials show an iPad on them. Apparently, this happens via Bluetooth.
     
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  5. Clarkeaw

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    Thanks but doesn't Apple TV only work for iTunes, Netflix, etc?
    Would the hdmi adaptor just let me connect it to the tv so the screen is visible on the tv? I'm really really new to all this so sorry to sound so simple
     
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    You have a second generation iPad. You need the cable. You don't need the Apple TV. For any iPad newer that yours, the Apple TV essentially replace the cable.
     
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    What kind of TV do you own? A flat panel w/ an HDMI connection is your best choice. I have an iPad 2 and have used the adapter shown below - the black cable is the HDMI one that goes to the appropriate input on the HDTV; the white cable is the standard 30-pin charger to provide power if needed. With the TV set to the right input, the iPad's screen is mirrored onto the TV. Let us know if this is the information desired? Good luck - Dave :)

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  8. Clarkeaw

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    Ok thanks, I thought the chrome device only works with stuff you have to pay for, basically i want to know if we can watch our own media from the ipad on the tv monitor without being limited by iTunes, Netflix, etc.
    The device you mentioned is the kind of thing we're trying to avoid
     
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    Hello Clarkeaw - welcome to the forum! :) Now, you've left a duplicate post in another thread/forum - bad forum etiquette and against the rules here; responses are fragmented and postings can be confusing! Dave P.S. - see my post in your other identical thread.
     
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