I am a national presenter and use air server to show my ipad on the big screen for demonstrating apps.  Is there any reason why I would want appleTV instead?  I often present in hotels with not-so-great internet connections….therefore I have always used a dongle to avoid that issue.  What do you think is my best option???

Hmm…I often use the Reflector program–works on Windows and Mac, inexpensive–to reflect my iPad. This allows me to walk around the room with iPad in-hand while all audio/video from iPad is shared via computer+digital projector.

If you’re looking for less to carry, then you might try this trick:

“The trick to presenting from an iPad wirelessly is to throw an Apple AirPort Express and Apple TV into the mix, which gives you a private wireless network to work within. In my experience, one can never rely solely on a venue’s public Wi-Fi.”
Read more online at http://goo.gl/ZwhM13

Great stuff in that article. The idea of creating your own private wireless network is brilliant, although I haven’t had to worry about it in my presentation venues since I could rely on school district networks.

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