I got tired of my iPhones small screen
Well, I donít have to squint anymore to watch movies on my iPhone. Thatís the good news. The bad news, how the %*$& do I get my apps to show up on my projector! I recently bought an M1 micro projector from Aaxa tech and I need some help. My one issue is that I thought that I would be able to use all my apps with it as well. I called Aaxa and they said itís the same no matter what you plug the iPhone into because most apps donít support video out.
I got it because I think the really small pico projectors just arenít ready yet. Most of them are only 10-15 lumens, which would produce a screen size barely bigger than my iPhone and thatís pointless, Lol. The M1 is 66 lumes (rest of the specs: Aaxa M1). Still not nearly as bright as the giant projectors with thousands of lumens, but I wasnít about to carry one of those around in my bag and replace bulbs every few months. Plus I don't have to use it with the lights on, like in a classroom or something. Watching movies has been sweet. The screen gets laughably huge and looks great as long as the room is somewhat dark (pics below)
My question is if iPhone 4 will add video out capability to more apps or is there some way I can rig it myself? Anyways, I do recommend the M1 for people who want to watch videos and youtube for sure, just donít expect to be playing any games or reading the news with it unless you know some trick that I don't for getting video out to work.
- 04-27-2010, 01:59 PM #2
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Humph. If it's an app is there some way a developer can make it for the non-JB iPhone? (wish I was a developer). It is possible to project with a non-JB version? I know because there is at least one app that does it called PicoZoo.
And ya, buying an iPad wasn't really an option for me. I already have an iPhone and MacBook Pro. iPad is just not another gizmo I need/want. Plus the projector gives me an enormous screen and the iPad is only slighly bigger.
Anyone know why there hasn't been a video out app made for non-JB yet? Is it just another Apple no-no for some reason? I am a newb that is incapable of JB'ing. I tried to look it up for the new iPhone OS update and it is beyond my skill level (I get stumped).
- 07-02-2010, 04:40 PM #12iPhone Newbie
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I too was hoping universal video out would be something Apple addressed with the new OS/hardware as I'm sure there is nothing stopping them if they wanted to do it. It's something they must address sooner rather than later. I can totally see smartphones becoming the primary computing device for many people within the next ~5 years with the support of accessory manufacturers that come out with the input, connectivity, and yes, display devices to really revolutionize portable computing.
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- 07-05-2010, 03:41 PM #15iPhone Newbie
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My understanding is that these projectors and any other display (LCD, etc) are limited to displaying what Apple allows to be outputted through the connector... which is basically limited to a few apps including the standard video/photo apps, YouTube, and a few others. There are ways to get full "screen mirroring" but they require JB. Check out Cydia and TVOut or ScreenSpltr.
For Apple's own presentations I'd imagine they have a special build that allows full mirroring. The hardware has no problem handling this... which makes it more annoying they don't just offer this function to begin with.
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