- 04-11-2011, 08:53 AM #2
I just load it up with audio and video podcasts. Revision3, TWiT, The Onion, No Agenda, IGN, 1UP, Beer School, KnowTech, etc. Works great with my MyFi. I am holding off on a 3G iPad or switching to WiFi tethering with AT&T until they get 3G in my area. Closest 3G area is about 15 minutes away from me, getting closer.
In a car the iPad actually works better as a CD-changer replacement, as it can hold far more music. I usually just load 2 or 3 custom playlists, 5 custom genius playlists, and 6 or 7 of the auto-generated genre based genius playlists.
- 04-19-2011, 03:46 AM #3
- 04-19-2011, 08:23 AM #5
without the net? No wifi you mean? there is no way then.
Depending on your cable company, they provide you with a free app.
My provider, Time Warner Cable has an app that allows me to watch live channel from my ipad as long as the wifi with throuhg they're modem.
- 04-19-2011, 09:10 AM #6
- 04-19-2011, 10:00 AM #7
Cablevision/Optimum has an iPad app that enables you to watch their TV programming on your iPad. You have to be their customer and on your home WiFi network. (I think you may have to be on the same cable modem as your cable box.)
There are clients for almost any device, including iPhone and iPad to watch your home TV source (e.g., Tivo, cable, satellite, or antenna) over 3G or broadband from the Slingbox server. This server is video on one side and internet on the other. It cooperates with and addressiability server so that the clients can find it from anywhere in the world. All clients are not equal but the one for the iPad is outstanding. The one for the iPhone is pretty good.
One can also download all kinds of TV programming from TV stations and networks. There is a great iPad app from ABC that allows you to watch prior episodes of their shows over WiFi or broadband.
- 04-20-2011, 06:42 AM #8
- 04-20-2011, 08:28 AM #9
Of course, that leaves the question as to whether or not there is a broadcast
TV receiver that will use the iPad for its control and display. Seems like a thorny problem for a small market. I have heard of radio receivers that work with the iPhone. That should work with the iPad. There is also a satellite radio receiver that works with an iPhone. So, what you ask for is only unlikely, not impossible.
- 04-21-2011, 06:46 PM #10