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What's 16GB enough for?
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The Godfather
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Apr 26, 2010, 01:45 PM
 
I am considering buying an iPad 3G.
Is anybody regretting the purchased of a 16GB model? Why?
Do cloud services aleviate the problem at all?
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 01:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Godfather View Post
I am considering buying an iPad 3G.
Is anybody regretting the purchased of a 16GB model? Why?
Do cloud services aleviate the problem at all?
I got the 16GB w/o 3G. My reasoning not to buy more:

a) it's a Rev A product, didn't want to pimp it out
b) for music, I still have my iPhone, so I don't need the space
c) for videos, 16G is plenty.

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Apr 26, 2010, 02:44 PM
 
Figure a gig an hour for good video (1024 by x from HD sources)... so if you need more than 10 hours (assuming you have some apps and music and the OS and whatnot) of video then get something larger.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 03:47 PM
 
You should look into AirVideo if you primarily watch videos in WiFi range. It’s my personal killer-app for the iPad.
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Apr 26, 2010, 05:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by moep View Post
You should look into AirVideo if you primarily watch videos in WiFi range. It’s my personal killer-app for the iPad.
Seconded. AirVideo is awesome.

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Apr 26, 2010, 05:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Seconded. AirVideo is awesome.

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Thirded. Brilliant app, indeed.

And has let me free up a ton of space on the iPad.
     
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Apr 26, 2010, 06:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by moep View Post
You should look into AirVideo if you primarily watch videos in WiFi range. It’s my personal killer-app for the iPad.
Doesn't it work over 3G as well?
     
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Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Doesn't it work over 3G as well?
Yes.

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Apr 26, 2010, 07:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by -Q- View Post
Thirded. Brilliant app, indeed.

And has let me free up a ton of space on the iPad.
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Good Reader is my personal second killer app.

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Apr 26, 2010, 07:47 PM
 
This made me check out AirVideo for my iPod Touch. Does it work with digital copies obtained from Blu-Ray "combo" packs? I have a bunch of these, but I can only fit 1 or 2 at a time on my Touch.

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Apr 26, 2010, 09:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
This made me check out AirVideo for my iPod Touch. Does it work with digital copies obtained from Blu-Ray "combo" packs? I have a bunch of these, but I can only fit 1 or 2 at a time on my Touch.
Are those DRMed ?

I'm not exactly sure what the "server" side of AirVideo does.

However, it seems to me that the only way to efficiently stream is if the videos are already in a Quicktime native format (h.264etc...)

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Apr 26, 2010, 11:38 PM
 
What percentage of 16GB are 100 apps going to take up?
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 01:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Godfather View Post
What percentage of 16GB are 100 apps going to take up?
Really depends on the apps. No easy answer there.

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Apr 27, 2010, 09:05 AM
 
If you're into lots of music always available, lots of entertainment, lots of apps, then you need a bigger one.

The 16 GB is useful if you've got insomnia, like to read the news at breakfast, need to keep the kids quiet while driving or traveling, stuff like that.
     
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Apr 27, 2010, 02:20 PM
 
got the 16 here's why.

All of my music is on my iPhone that is always with me. Why use the iPad?

The iPad has my top songs just in case.

I put 3 movies and 5 TV shows on it comfortably.

Hundreds of photos.

Internet radio.

I use airvideo and watch ALL of my movies on my home computers from any internet connection. Why carry just a few with me when I can have them all?

Use Apple Remote on iPad to play music on my speakers.
     
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Apr 28, 2010, 08:48 PM
 
Also got the 16GB (3G). It's always a matter of personal use, but I expect my iPad will be mostly apps and photos with only a few videos. The 16GB Touch I've had for a year-and-a-half rarely has more than 10GB on it, and since it's more portable I'm sure my music will continue to stay on it.

Again, it will come down to personal use.
     
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Apr 29, 2010, 12:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by KeyLimePi View Post
Also got the 16GB (3G). It's always a matter of personal use, but I expect my iPad will be mostly apps and photos with only a few videos. The 16GB Touch I've had for a year-and-a-half rarely has more than 10GB on it, and since it's more portable I'm sure my music will continue to stay on it.

Again, it will come down to personal use.
I didn't know I could use the Apple remote to control the iPad.
With 3G, I don't expect to have any music written in flash. It all would come from Pandora.
     
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Apr 29, 2010, 12:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Godfather View Post
I didn't know I could use the Apple remote to control the iPad.
Huh ? You can't.

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Apr 29, 2010, 07:22 AM
 
Sprinkles was talking about using the Apple Remote App on his iPad to control iTunes on his network, not using a remote to control his iPad.
     
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Apr 29, 2010, 12:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by -Q- View Post
Sprinkles was talking about using the Apple Remote App on his iPad to control iTunes on his network, not using a remote to control his iPad.
Correct. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
   
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