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And now, we take a recreational break. I’ve found a great way to waste way too much time. It’s all down to a cable, specifically, an Apple composite AV cable. Find it at an Apple Store, either bricks and mortar or here. It’s $40, and it allows you to connect the iPad to a TV set of fairly recent (the past decade) vintage, whether flat-screen or not.

Next, if you haven’t already, download the Netflix app and sign up, if you aren’t already a member. Basic, streaming (non-DVD) membership is $8 a month. The selection is pretty decent, although a lot of movies are DVD-only. But the quality is good; I have a cable home Internet connection and picture quality is flawless, and there were no hiccups. I happily watched a couple of adaptations of the Stieg Larsson “The Girl Who…” trilogy (simplified story lines, but still gripping), the documentary of the recording of The Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street” album, and bits and pieces of other movies.

The cable works with iPods and iPhones, too, so if you take videos with your phone, you can see them on the big screen.

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Written by almipad

February 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

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