Stream video from your PC.
The iPad makes a nice little personal video player. It sits well on the treadmill’s book holder and it’s easy to hold in bed or on the sofa. There are a lot of video streaming options but the one I’ve used the most in the last week is AirVideo.
AirVideo will stream any video file and convert it on the fly into a format that will play on the iPad. You run a server app on your desktop, (Windows or OS X) and a client app on the iPad. It works very well on a LAN. It can also work across the Internet if you have a fast enough connection.
I like it.