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AirPlay Mirroring for iPad2

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Started by Matthew Thomas 11 Oct 2011 9:01pm () Replies (29)

Haven't seen anything here about Screen Mirroring of iPads with an AppleTV using iOS5. It's awesome!  Check the link here for more -->


We are going to get an Apple TV into every classroom and use an HDMI to VGA convertor to connect them to our class projectors.  Then we have wireless iPad screen sharing to our class projectors.  Awesome!

Anyone else planning to do this or have tried it out?


  • Stuart Hale (View all users posts) 29 Nov 2011 11:47am ()

    Just love Screen Mirroring of iPads with Apple TV - Just brought a new Epson projector with HDMI so when running workshops for schools on IOS device roll out and use can demo it for them. Hint make sure the Data Projector has a good speaker / and Amplifier for the sound - many I tested the sound level would be ineffective in most classrooms due to the volume level - would be a shame to then have to wire the Data Projector back to a sound amplifier

  • Tracy Tindle (View all users posts) 31 Jan 2012 5:52pm ()

    I have a activeboard in my class and I would love to connect our ipads to it somehow.  Does anyone have any suggestions.  Would an HDMI to ipad cable work?

  • Louis Heap (View all users posts) 31 Jan 2012 7:20pm ()

    I agree - Splashtop Whiteboard is very good - also works well with Mimio software if you don't have an activeboard.

  • iDave (View all users posts) 31 Jan 2012 7:40pm ()

    I have an Apple TV connected to an HDMI to vga converter that the projector cable plugs into.  Works well tho I need to adjust the projector to make the picture the same aspect ratio as the iPad 2 (looks a bit squashed if I don't)  The converter also has sound out put to attach to speakers.  Not a good as Apple TV to HDMI but our projectors don't have HDMI input.  (works fine with a TV tho!)  

    Once connected just mirror the screen with Airplay

  • Mark Edwards (View all users posts) 01 Feb 2012 8:36am ()

    I have just set up an Apple Tv through an HDMI to VGA converter. It's working well but I am having trouble with airplaying videos created on the iPad2. This messsage comes up "This content requires HDCP for playback. HDCP isn't supported by your HDMI connection. This content requires HDCP for playback". I understand this is some kind of copyright protection thing. Any ideas as to how to get around this?

  • Shaun Wood (View all users posts) 31 Jan 2012 6:18pm ()

    The way I am doing it is connecting my laptop to the IWb or TV, then using the app "Spashtop" to connect remotely to it, that give me freedom to move withour cables.

  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 01 Feb 2012 10:51am ()

    I'm not sure about any technical aspects of running Apple TV with an iPad2, but just wanted to say, how much the kids enjoyed viewing the Doodlekat series (how to draw cartoons) in Youtube via Apple TV in the holidays.

    They were able to view the little clips, go back and draw exactly what the young instructor was doing -frame by frame. Even the 3yr old was able to join in. Great way to teach drawing! Smile


  • Richard Jones (View all users posts) 01 Feb 2012 8:40pm ()

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing that. I can see some potential to combine this with something like I Can Animate or similar. Lots of possiblitiesSmile

  • Jenny Smith (View all users posts) 06 Mar 2012 5:48pm ()

    Has anyone had HDCP issues mirroring iPad2 with Apple TV. HDMI cable being used with new short throw projector...

    1. Display of iPad screen works, but quite small (i.e. too small for display a PPT to whole class) - not sure if this is anything to do with mirroring or simply a limitation of the iPad resolution??
    2. YouTube won't play - HDCP error hit

    Checked HDMI connections and experimented with different HDMI cables in case the one I had was faulty, but still nothing especially with YouTube playback. 

    Any suggestions gratefully received! Smile



  • Steven Wills (View all users posts) 11 Mar 2012 9:22pm ()

    Have just downloaded the reflection app for the macbook pro osx10.6+. This $14 download allows the macbook to mirror the ipad or iphone via bluetooth. No need for apple tv, no more wires, no lag, perfect. Free demo version gives you 10 minutes to play before you buy. Designed with education in mind there are multi license purchase plans available. I haven't investigated this yet but if there are multiple ipads in the classroom they should be able to be shown wirelessly on the projector. Pay by paypal only. Further information from Discovery Education.

  • Marcus Norrish (View all users posts) 12 Mar 2012 8:55pm ()

    Have been trying the reflection app and while I prefer the Apple TV, as a cost effective option, it seems to work really well.  I used it to present an iBook based presentation that was created in iBooks Author.  When presenting video in the iBook the audio went from perfect to loud static without warning - not good really Laughing  Does not happen while not projecting...so still working out where the fault is.  

  • Matthew Thomas (View all users posts) 12 Mar 2012 9:02pm ()

    Agreed Marcus, Reflection app is awesome for schools on a strict budget, but Apple TV is the ultimate way to go.  Interesting to note that the next operating system for Mac (10.8) allows you to mirror your Mac screen wirelessly to an Apple TV as well.  No more dongles!

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