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alejandrocatala Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm planning to acquire an iPad2 and I would like to know if with iOS 4.3 it will be possible to mirror my iPad's screen through AirPlay, without the need of connecting it to a projector or TV through a cable.

The idea is to give a presentation in a class or conference hall and be able to move through that class or stage freely without being attached to a cable while I talk.

Thanks in advance for your answers

iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)
    I can't say it will be impossible, but all Apple has said about mirroring involves the new HDMI adapter:

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/mirroring.html

    We'll have to wait for release of the iPad 2, or at least further information from Apple, before your question can be answered.

    Regards.
  • stekay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    a further question on the same subject if you please.
    with ipad 2 and apple tv can one surf on the tv , using the ipad as keyboard?
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)
    The Apple TV has no web surfing capability. So the only way to do what you ask is if the iPad will mirror through the Apple TV via AirPlay, and again no such capability has been mentioned by Apple.
  • Tom Bailey Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    The following comes from Appleinsider:

    "And iOS 4.3 also adds the ability for third-party applications to support AirPlay, Apple's wireless streaming standard. *Applications that add the feature* will be able to stream both audio and video to the new Apple TV, or audio to an AirPort Express. In addition, *sharing of photos over AirPlay can use the built-in slide show options of iOS*, and videos recorded on an iOS device can be streamed to the Apple TV."

    SO an iPad, using AirPlay, can stream wirelessly to a 2nd generation AppleTV? And if the AppleTV is connect to a video device (TV, Video projector, etc.) via an HTML cable, then—if the application support AirPlay—it should be able to stream that content?

    If so, then here are my questions:

    (1) Couldn't I export my presentation in Keynote to images, and then use iPad's built in slide show option (as mentioned above)?

    (2) Isn't 4.3 compatable with the first generation iPad? If so, couldn't I do this with it? (This would be important for current iPad owners).

    I would hope Apple itself (or some third party developer) would add mirror functionality to keynote and other iPad apps, are there any?

    Tom
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (162,595 points)
    iOS 4.3 is not compatible with the original Apple TV.
  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,405 points)
    Is this important to him for some reason? Because throughout his post he discusses the "new" or "2nd Generation" Apple TV?
  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,405 points)
    4.3 does not mirror with the HDTV connector and the iPad 1, I don't know if what you are describing would work or not, but do you have an Apple TV 2? If so, why not try it out?
  • Tom Bailey Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    Sorry my post is so obtuse.

    I said in my post, I am talking about the 2nd Generation AppleTV. I want to use an iPad (maybe even iPad 1) with it connected to a TV. It appears to me that I will be able to do this. iOS 4.3 is compatiable with the iPad 1, and it allows 3rd party developers to use AirPlay. One such feature in iOS 4.3 is the ability to use the iPad's built in slide show feature. So, I'm thinking at the very least I can export my Keynote presentation to slides, then mirror it wirelessly to the AppleTV that is connected to a TV.

    Please read my first post more closely.

    Am I wrong in my thinking?

    Tom
  • John Vargo Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    Google "Wireless HDMI".
  • stekay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    with regards to your second paragraph and my initial question; does safari support airplay? so i can surf through my tv via apple tv with ipad2?
  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (16,515 points)
    It would be airplaying the videos, not mirroring the browser.
  • John Vargo Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
    Perhaps this will clarify things for you all.

    The iPad 2 has 2 ways of putting something up on the screen: AirPlay, and Video Out.

    AirPlay supports "streaming" video/audio/photo ONLY via software, over the wireless connection, to a compatible device. There are numerous compatible devices for audio on the market, such as receivers and airplay-specific units. However, you can only stream video to a Mac or an AppleTV currently. You can read more about it here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/airplay/

    Video Out supports video mirroring, which is actually displaying your iPad's screen on an external display. This requires a Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter. You can read more about it here: http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

    Here is a link to the Digital AV Adapter, which will allow you to use HDMI to hook your iPad up to your big screen and do video mirroring.
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC953ZM/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

    The only way to truly do a wireless mirror of your iPads screen is with a wireless HDMI transmitter/receiver. As I posted above, you can find one by googling "Wireless HDMI". Since nobody has an iPad 2, this setup has not been tested, so YMMV.

    HTH.
  • Karikaturist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Wireless mirroring (via video out) to a larger display will be coming this month as well as in April from two 3rd party companies; Mirror Op Bigstream & Blaze (the UK game peripheral maker) There are possibly others as well in the coming year...
  • igepard Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Tom,

    You are correct in your thinking. You will be able to AirPlay your photo slides from iPad (iOS 4.2.1 and 4.3) to AppleTV 2 connected to HDTV set or Projector.

    You could also send your Keynote presentation to iTunes (using export function on a Mac) and then sync to your iPad or use a new Home Sharing feature in iOS 4.3 to play directly from your Mac to iPad.

    Also if you are interested in a wired connection using iPad VGA or a new HDMI adapter then you will be able to play your presentations straight from Keynote. It will work for the first gen. iPad also.
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