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Old 11-11-2017, 03:18 PM
 
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Hello! I recently purchased a monitor to connect to our iPad so my son can watch iPad videos On the bigger screen. I haven’t opened the Monitor because I want to make sure it should work (or else I can return it). I understand I can get a dongle that can connect the iPad to the computer with HDMI. Has anyone tried this? Will the audio still play from the iPad or will it be silent? I wasn’t planning on getting speakers. Less importantly, Are there dongles that will also allow the iPad to charge while connected to the monitor? Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Return the monitor and get a TV.
Buy Chromecast for $35 (or AppleTV if you want to waste money). Plug it into the back of the TV.
Download the app on the iPad.

Unless you don't have WiFi there's no reason to not use Chromecast or AppleTV to do it wirelessly. Chromecast is better, cheaper, and way more convenient.

You could use a Lightning to HDMI active adapter. It has pass-through so you can charge and use it. Unfortunately Lightning does not support HDMI, hence the active adapter which means stability problems, degraded image quality, and a $50 price tag. You'd probably still want a TV rather than a monitor as the speakers on an iPad aren't exactly good.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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Thank you for the feedback! We were considering a tv, but I want something I can move easily from one room to the next and the monitor seems to have a good way to do that (pretty light weight and has a built in stand). I’d like to put it away when not in use. I will reconsider the Tv option thoigh
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You know they make small TV's that are no different then monitors: LINK
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I have to agree that you're trying to do this the hard way.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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I agree - cheap TV, and then you can cable to HDMI or use Chromecast. While I’m a fan of Apple TV if all you are doing is playing from the iPad it’s overkill.

You can also charge the iPad while streaming to the Chromecast.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:06 PM
 
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You know they make small TV's that are no different then monitors: LINK

Thanks for the link! I was at best buy the other day and didn’t see any with stands... which led me to getting the monitor. I will see if I can order it.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Would this 19" flat panel LED TV work for you ?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insigni...?skuId=9215028
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:09 PM
 
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Would this 19" flat panel LED TV work for you ?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insigni...?skuId=9215028
Looks good! I should have looked online instead of going to Best Buy in person— their TVs were all mounted on the wall and I didn’t realize some of them have stands.

Thanks, everyone!
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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For the record ALL OF THEM have stands.
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