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lowdencleere

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Linking iPad 2 to second Screen via Apple TV
« on: November 05, 2013, 04:24:39 AM »
Hi Guys,

I really want to get Screen Mirroring (iPad 2) with auto-scrolling up and running for one Bandmate (and then possibly more) !

The blue-tooth interface is not up to the task (as mentioned on the site)- the scrolling sync is way off the mark. So I propose the following:-

Procure a 10 inch HDMI Screen
Procure a simple cheap network router (which will be the Hub for the Band)
An Apple TV device (cheapest available)
       (..it starts to get expensive if you want everybody wireless - so perhaps a HDMI splitter for future multiple slave screens)

House the ATV and Router neatly at the back of the 10inch Screen - connect them with ethernet - connect ATV to Screen with HDMI cable. One mains lead (ATV) and 2 PSUs to tidy up....

Logon the iPad 2 (2nd Gen needed for true Mirroring of screen) and ATV on Band's portable WiFi network.
Enable Airplay/Mirroring on the iPad2 - Voila

Have I missed something here- I really don't need anyone else editing or changing settings.
One Master / Multiple Slaves (No Offence Guys...hehe)

If anyone can poke a hole in this before I go spending cash PLEASE DO....

Regards

Tony

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Re: Linking iPad 2 to second Screen via Apple TV
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 11:54:44 AM »
I think all you need is the AppleTV and the screen ... what would you need the Ethernet hub for?

I'm pretty sure other bands are doing this, but I haven't tried it myself, so hopefully someone with first-hand experience will chime in here.

If you want to add more screens, the HDMI splitter is a good idea because currently you can't mirror to multiple AppleTVs.

If you want to save a little more and don't mind another cable on stage, you could also attach an HDMI adapter to the iPad and run a cable to the screen. But the HDMI adapter costs half as much as the AppleTV!

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Re: Linking iPad 2 to second Screen via Apple TV
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 03:04:18 PM »
Hi again,

You would need the Ethernet Hub to put the iPad and ATV on the same LAN - that's how mirroring works. There's no guarantee that the venue will provide suitable network connectivity.

I might look into the wired option.

Thanks,

I'll confirm how all this pans out when I get up and running....

Many thanks

Tony

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Re: Linking iPad 2 to second Screen via Apple TV
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 04:35:18 PM »
Oh, I thought you could connect via wi-fi directly to an AppleTV as you would connect to a wireless hub. Upon further reading it looks like you're right and that you do need a separate wifi+ethernet hub that the iPad and AppleTV would both connect to.

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Re: Linking iPad 2 to second Screen via Apple TV
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 01:13:53 PM »
Late addition but I've been busy (sold our house etc...)

Finally got a simple mirroring setup running.
IPad 2. 17 inch pc monitor. VGA lead.

No problems.

Good luck to y'all