Outside of jailbreaking my iPod, is there a way to mirror a Touch 4G through my HDMI input?
Right, my mistake, to the Apple TV requires a jailbreak. And if they're whiny about it, that means you'll have to jailbreak even if you do a direct HDMI connection. I forgot. Disregard my earlier post.
I remember that all you have to do is jailbreak, install absolutely nothing, and simply change one "0" in one .plist file to a "1". And then it works perfectly. That's how I did it with my first-gen iPad.
But you have to jailbreak, even though the hardware 100% supports it.
Lemme see if I have this correct...to get an iPod Touch 4G to mirror on a HDTV, you need the 40 pin to HDMI adapter cable, and Jailbreak the 4G. No Apple TV required, correct? Just a side comment...why does Apple do this? They have hardware that supports a function that would make the customer happy, and not lose any real money for Apple, but refuse to do so. Reminds me of those Samsung commercials that ran a couple months ago showing all the people waiting in line for the new iPhone. This is why I will never own an Apple anything besides their music players, which have no real alternative.
Sure, right. You can do either wirelessly with Apple TV or with a direct connection.
But it doesn't. Not to Apple's liking. There's roughly 1/8th a second lag when I did it with my iPad; newer models can handle the mirroring without such.
Point 1. Good to know
Point 2. ????
Point 3. "To each, his own"
It doesn't operate as well as Apple would like it to operate, hence they don't allow it. It's the same with any video game, for example: yes, it can run on GPUs lower than the "minimum" each game says, but the performance is so bad that the creators prevent it from doing so for the sake of the user's experience.
Your belief is based in nonsense.