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Old 01-07-12, 01:16 AM
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From itunes to ipad2 to TV?

Can anyone point me to the cheapest way to rent a movie on itunes, and get it to play through an ipad2 to watch on my bigscreen?

I heard there was a simple cord....is this possible?

Thanks in advance for not flaming me!
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Old 01-07-12, 01:35 AM
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Re: From itunes to ipad2 to TV?

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I heard there was a simple cord....is this possible?
I think you're looking for the Apple Digital AV Adapter. I haven't used one, so I can't comment on how well it works.

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Digital-...dp/B004QK5N5W/
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC953ZM/A

If you don't mind spending $95, I'd suggest getting an AppleTV. Just bought one the other day and I'm having a lot of fun with it. It's already got iTunes built in. And you can use the AirPlay feature to stream content from your iPad.

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-TV-MC572...dp/B001FA1NK0/

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I think you're looking for the Apple Digital AV Adapter. I haven't used one, so I can't comment on how well it works.

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Digital-...dp/B004QK5N5W/
Yep, the digital TV adapter works great. It allows you to connect the iPad2 to an HDTV with an HDMI cable. If you don't have an extra HDMI cable laying around, just order one from Monoprice.com for about 3 bucks. I got one long enough for me to have the iPad on the coffee table where I can easily reach it.

The video output is scaled to HD, not the iPad's resolution. The only app I have found so far that blocks video output is HBO Go. It works fine for the native video app as well as NBC, ABC, Netflix, Crackle, etc.
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It works fine for the native video app as well as NBC, ABC, Netflix, Crackle, etc.
Does the ABC & NBC video fit the widescreen TV? To see them with Airplay, you have to do mirroring. And since the iPad screen is 4:3, it's like watching a non-anamorphic DVD with black bars on four sides.
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Now that you ask, I don't recall. I know the native app and Netflix fill the screen. I'll check after work tonight.
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