13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 8, 2012 1:14 PM by Boogzintheburgh
telsek Level 1 (0 points)

That is the question.


Apple TV 3
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,529 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

     

    You can connect the iPad directly to a TV with a cable (They are available at the Apple Store)

  • dk-123 Level 1 (15 points)

    Sure,

     

    Just bring any old wifi access point/router with you, plug it in and configure it with both the Apple TV and the Ipad on it, then use airplay. You don't need anything connected to the WAN port for the wifi to work internally

     

    You won't be able to use the other internet connected apps on the Apple TV or iPad, but you'll have wireless communication internally for filesharing or airplay.

  • telsek Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the quick replies.

     

    This cable u speak of is 1080p working? What is the exact name of the cable? (;

  • telsek Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.

     

    Will a "hotspot" on a iphone 4 work as a wifi access point or do i need to bring some hotspot with me as in bring my wireless router i have at home to my summerplace?

  • dk-123 Level 1 (15 points)

    Honestly, I'm not sure if the iPhone will allow 2 other devices to communicate with airplay via it's Wifi hotspot, or just share the iphone's 3G/mobile connection.

     

    A cheapo $5 - $10 craigslist wifi router will work if you don't want to touch your home unit - If  all you want it the convienence of a wireless connection from your iPad (or iPhone) to your Apple TV... but you'll need a computer with a wired ethernet connection into the LAN port of the wireless transmitter to configure it for the first time.

  • Hobbes_ Level 1 (20 points)

    Although I haven't tried that setup yet, I am pretty sure that the iPhone 4 hotspot will generally work, since the iPhone 4 personal hotspot function does exactly the same as a router does (provide a wireless network and Internet access). However, I am not sure how much traffic the personal hotspot can handle, so if you try streaming HD videos from a device to the ATV via the personal hotspot, you might end up with "stuttering" videos...?!

  • dk-123 Level 1 (15 points)

    telsek wrote:

     

    Thanks for the quick replies.

     

    This cable u speak of is 1080p working? What is the exact name of the cable? (;

     

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD098ZM/A?fnode=MTc0MjU4NjE

     

    * but it does say -

     

    "compatible display in up to 1080p HD (movies play at up to 720p).   

     

    Watch slideshows and movies on the big screen in up to 720p by connecting your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation) to an HDTV or HDMI-compatible display."

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,529 points)

    Any old access point will only work with non purchased content unless you have an Internet connection.

  • telsek Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply.

     

    So there is no cable specifically designed to transmit data from one IOS unit (Ipad 3) to Apple TV and onto the TV.. in 1080p? (: Or just from the Ipad to the TV..

  • telsek Level 1 (0 points)

    So if i setup it up at home and bring with me the wireless router to my summerplace I can only watch what's in videos? I can't take with me anything i buy from Itunes?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,529 points)

    Unfortunately that's correct, occasionally the Apple TV will want to check with the Apple servers that purchased content is authorised.

  • dk-123 Level 1 (15 points)

    There could be... I don't have an iPad3... It says the display will show up in 1080p but movies in 720p.

     

    That 720p could be info they never updated, or it could be a limitation of streaming movies from the iPad.

     

    Either way, without an internet connection you wont be able to do much anyhow except stream local files over a closed wifi network to airplay... Apple TV is pretty much useless if its not online.

  • Boogzintheburgh Level 1 (0 points)

    But if you are running off of a iphone or ipad with a 3/4g connection you can connect and use airplay.  I am trying out the hotspot feature to create a network and then connect to apple tv, will follow up with exacts