- Jan 22, 2011
- Reaction score
- Outside my iPad, or was it inside?
SweetPoison said:hmm....could you translate this?
The Apple TV streams audio and video, this includes Youtube, Netflix and iTunes movies from iTunes (PC/Mac). The Apple TV then connects to the TV via HDMI.
Any of this can also be done the same way with an iPad. You can connect the iPad via HDMI to the TV, stream movies from your desktop iTunes to the iPad and display it on the TV, play Youtube and Netflix, etc.. The two devices just function in a very similar way.
There are still advantages the Apple TV has over the iPad, just not enough for me to buy:
- Remote control for Apple TV (the iPad cannot be remote controlled, so you would need a long HDMI cable to have it in range to control videos, etc. while watching TV)
- the Apple TV is always there ready to be used, while the iPad might be used by someone else.
- Dolby Digital 5.1 (iPad only supports 2.1)
Btw. this is my personal opinion. I can see various cases where the Apple TV will be useful, especially in families.