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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Mike View Post
    The Apple TV does sound interesting if my Alienware ever dies.

    I have an old 1st Gen laying around (upgraded to 2nd Gen), and coupled to a Apple wireless keyboard it might be a viable alternative (to hell with that little remote or using a smartphone to type). I'd want to hardwire it to my router, because my 1st Gen never was great at acquiring WiFi signals through walls.

    I'm not sure what kind of processing and graphics capability it has for gaming, but it's intriguing.
    Probably a no go.

    The third generation struggles pretty bad, see the video I posted above.

    Anything before the third generation probably can't hack it.

    The 4K is around $150. I'm pretty sure it's the best value solution here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    Probably a no go.

    The third generation struggles pretty bad, see the video I posted above.

    Anything before the third generation probably can't hack it.

    The 4K is around $150. I'm pretty sure it's the best value solution here.
    Agree. If the OP wants to use a tablet and the tablet is the display device, ipad is pretty much the only option. Android does not have the 3D support needed. If you want to use an external monitor or TV, the Apple TV is a good option. It costs less than an ipad or a laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    Probably a no go.

    The third generation struggles pretty bad, see the video I posted above.

    Anything before the third generation probably can't hack it.

    The 4K is around $150. I'm pretty sure it's the best value solution here.
    I was surprised in the video how well the Apple TV performed. The only thing you give up are the shadows and some finer details but I am not sure that would be important to most folks (I wouldn't care that much)

    I usually don't associate Apple with affordable solutions but this time it does appear to be the cheapest way, by far, to get a good Zwift experience
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    I would agree with the other postings re apple tv and have recommended it to others.

    I bought a used older gaming PC with a 2gb gpu for $200 and use it with a cheap projector I bought off amazon for 80 bucks on Black Friday. The projector isn't 1080p, and it's like 11 ft from my screen/wall, so the picture isn't great, but I don't want to hang the projector from my ceiling and it's a great affordable setup. I'd rather have the big 80 inch screen than better resolution on a little screen. It's a pretty immersive experience. The downside is I don't want to ride outside in the winter now.
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