4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2012 1:37 PM by bmgid
bmgid Level 1 (0 points)

I would like to use my Apple TV & iPad 1 running Keynote and using airplay to show Keynote presentations on a large screen LCD to larger audiences. However from what I understand this built-in wireless solution needs an iPad 2 and does not support iPad 1 (whihc would explain why I couldn't get it to work (no mirroring option in airplay). What are my options? Obviously any other way to use wireless with my iPad 1 & Apple TV would be ideal, but I want to play Keynte presentations, not simply a JPEG slideshow. If there are not any other inexpensive wireless solutions, I would go with a cable. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Bruce


iPad, iOS 5.0.1
  • NathanL1192 Level 3 (780 points)

    Bruce,

     

    You are correct in saying that Airplay mirroring only supports iPad 2. You can, however, view these presentations, as well as video and music on a big screen from the iPad 1 through the following product:

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC748ZM/A

     

    This does not mirror your display, yet still can show a presentation on an external display, however only in Apple's keynote application. Further details and compatibility can be found here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4108

     

    Please let me know if you have any other queries,

     

    Nathan

  • bmgid Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Nathan.

     

    If this is my only choice, althouhg the USB connector for power is nice, I think I would rather go with the VGA or Digital AV adapter. They are cheaper and I assume have the abilty to ouput at a better/higher resolution then the composite cable solution?

     

    Thanks,

    Bruce

  • NathanL1192 Level 3 (780 points)

    The VGA does support a higher resolution than the AV, yes. If you want full mirroring features, I ultimately reccomend upgrading to the iPad 2. Infact, a new model is speculated for the next few months.

     

    Nathan

  • bmgid Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks again Nathan. I guess that's the price you sometimes pay for being an early adopter, and if so, it's worth skipping a generation. So we'll see for now what the future will bring.