Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:37
Thanks all for the responses, as I said I've (maybe stupidly) already got her an Android phone since she said she much preferred my new S3 to my old iPhone 4, so things like iCloud won't be a big draw. That's not to say I've ruled out the iPad though!
Thanks for the link to the iPad -> HDMI cables too, though being honest the price of those aren't that far from the price of an old second hand Apple TV and I'd opt for that every time since it'd be so much more convenient.
Hadn't considered the Surface before, will look at the video above and see what it's like, thank you - but to be honest I'm not sure I like the idea of having the mobile Windows 8 on it, seems a real shame when a proper Windows 8 version is just around the corner.
Still unsure what to go for. I need to speak with my dad with regards to streaming things to the TV. I know for iPlayer etc the iPad with Apple TV would be perfect, but I can't help but feel having flash would be far more useful, even if it does mean plugging the Nexus 10 / Ultrabook in via HDMI.