Originally Posted by mstone
In theory it could work, but I think the aTV might freak out if it woke up in a different wireless environment than when it went to sleep. My point is that in certain situations it pays not to have to get the IT/AV department involved. Kind of spoils the moment. The Apple iPad/VGA adapter could work. Depends on how small the text is in your presentation, but HDMI would be better.
Well, I think it would work pretty well. I just unplugged my AppleTV, then replugged it in!
Less than 30 seconds later I was streaming a movie from my iPad.
AirPlay came about 16 days too late, for a real live test.
The last game and team party for my two grandsons soccer team was November 6.
There was a HDTV in the meeting room and I had some movies of highlights on the iPad.
I was prepared to bring the new AppleTV & do my thing... but, alas, no AirPlay.
Anyway, one of the kids was mouthing off to my grandson that Droids were better than iPhones... he was going to get a Droid... yadda, yadda, yadda,
It kinda pissed me off, so I whipped out my iP4 and started taking pictures as fast as I could -- over my head, behind me (point-and-shoot, no time to look at the viewfinder, focus, etc.).
I connected the iP4 to the iPad and sucked in a couple of hundred pictures.
Within minutes, everyone was gathered/handing around the iPad showing the almost-real-time slideshow.
The coach told his wife: "That's what I'm getting for XMAS!".
Here's a medium-res video I made form the slideshow:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YNIW579dUo