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iPhones, iPods, & iPads

Question

AirPlay

by mosmodmod / December 16, 2012 5:37 AM PST

Does transmit of audiovisual content on your iPhone to your HDTV need a receiver such as Apple TV?

Suppose that I have a smart TV which has a wireless card, I connect the TV to my Wi-Fi network and then I connect my iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network, is the content transferred or it needs a receiver such as Apple TV?

If it needs a receiver such as an Apple TV, does any other third-parties receiver work with iPhone for transmitting audiovisual connect wirelessly?

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You need an AppleTV
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 7:28 AM PST
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No, you don't necessarily need an Apple TV
by Pepe7 / December 17, 2012 3:59 AM PST
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Hmmm, let's see
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 17, 2012 7:31 AM PST

Denon AVR-4331 CI 9.2 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver.......$1,579.99 from Amazon

AppleTV......... $99.00 from Apple

Your Suggestion...........Priceless!

Laugh

P

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There are cheaper options of course
by Pepe7 / December 18, 2012 3:31 AM PST
In reply to: Hmmm, let's see

Sure, buying an Apple TV is going to be less expensive, but that wasn't the OP's question, was it? Wink

If he wanted a streamer device w/ Airplay support, there's also the DNP720AE ($499)

http://usa.denon.com/us/Product/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?PCatId=AVSolutions(DenonNA)&CatId=StreamingMedia(DenonNA)&Pid=DNP720AE(DenonNA)

For a better bargain on a full fledged receiver, the AVR-1613 is only $349-

http://usa.denon.com/us/Product/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?PCatId=AVSolutions(DenonNA)&CatId=AVReceivers(DenonNA)&Pid=AVR1613(DenonNA)

Apple TV's fine, but better if you put PLEX on it(!)

cheers

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Give it up Pepe7
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 18, 2012 5:57 AM PST

Don't try to argue differently, your suggestions are still much more expensive than the Apple TV. No point in arguing your case any further. Sure it can be done with alternative devices, but certainly not any cheaper. Silly

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Good grief! ;)
by Pepe7 / December 18, 2012 11:28 AM PST
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The OP had no query about price. Re-read what the OP posted. He asked about third party options. I gave alternatives which are iOS compatible. Sheesh. You guys need refreshers in reading comprehension perhaps?

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AV receiver
by mosmodmod / December 18, 2012 3:13 AM PST

Hi! Thanks for your reply!
So in any condition it needs an AV receiver, doesn't it?

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No, not necessarily
by Pepe7 / December 18, 2012 3:33 AM PST
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It has to be a device which supports the Airplay standard, period. Streaming media from the portable Apple device running iOS is possible this way. That means you could choose either of the devices I mention in my post above, or the Apple TV if you do not need a receiver and want to spend only $99 for this functionality.

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Any TV with Airplay standard?!
by mosmodmod / December 18, 2012 5:04 AM PST
In reply to: No, not necessarily

Is there any TV that support AirPlay standard ?

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Not yet that I am aware of
by Pepe7 / December 18, 2012 11:47 AM PST

I had a client ask me this last week. Wish I could have a crack at one.

Truth be told though, Apple can make more $$ selling their $99 Apple TVs that they produce for much less than they could by licensing Airplay for <$5-10/unit.

IMNSHO some of the lower end, feature driven receivers that support Airplay present the strongest value right now. You just have to be in the market for one, of course ;). Actually, at least one HDMI port in the front and support for connecting external HDDs via USB 3.0 is what I feel folks may ask for next year (besides better Airplay support).

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