• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not expect 1080p HDTV quaility with this DV HDMI

    • Written by from East Setauket

    I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
    Check Apple Web site first! Do not miss the IPad (4th gen) tech spec ;)
    " . . . Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter . . ."

    1783 of 2095 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outrageously overpriced

    • Written by from Ojo Sarco

    This adapter did not function well at all. Half the time the TV does not recognize the signal. The rest of the time the image was poor.

    It is excessively overpriced for what it is and performs poorly. This is an absolute insult from apple.

    1570 of 1961 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware if you want to stream on demand!

    • Written by from Bristol

    I bought this adapter with the intention of connecting my ipad to my tv and streaming apps such as Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer and 4od. Be aware that none of these applications will work when connected via HDMI to a display. You will receive a notification that states the app does not support.

    Possibly ignorance on my part, but to me, this was a big plus point of buying the adapter in the first place. I contacted 4od and received the below response when I asked why there was no support:

    "Unfortunately the reason Airplay no longer works is that we don't have the rights to broadcast all our shows using Airplay, so this feature is not enabled."

    Hope this helps.

    1084 of 1163 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with the iPad (4th generation) and iPhone 5

    • Written by from El Dorado Hills

    Works well at mirroring iPad 4th generation and iPhone 5 via HDMI cable. Tried it with photos and video and worked well.

    787 of 990 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work with SOME on-demand services

    • Written by from EDINBURGH

    I pondered for a while whether to get this cable or not, as I really wasn't clear which on-demand services it was compatible with. After visiting a store to ask the staff, it seems there was a little confusion at their end too, which probably isn't Apple's fault per se.

    Basically, this cable will only mirror the full audio/video of on-demand apps if the app-maker/content-creator allows it. I've tried it with a few different services and, contrary to what one other commenter here says, it does actually work with iPlayer. Well, I watched a range of TV shows from my iPad Mini on the big screen, no issues, but that's not to say there won't be some shows that won't work if there is rights-related issues.

    I tried it with LoveFilm, only the audio worked. With 4oD, nothing worked at all. Luckily, the main player I wanted this cable fore - Eurosport Player - does work with it.

    So yeah, if you're looking to stream content from on-demand players to your TV, just bear in mind some work, some don't.

    I'm giving it 4 stars because it's mostly fine for my needs, and it does actually work for content stored on the device itself, as well as YouTube and the likes. I just wish Apple would put a warning somewhere in the product description explaining the issue with on-demand - I bet a lot of folk buy this cable only to be disappointed.

    532 of 564 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product but pricey & satisfaction depends on a few factors

    • Written by from Kendall Park

    All the questions I had were not answered in one place for this product, so here is my summary from reviews, my local Apple store and my first experience with it.

    I bought this adapter for use with my iPad Air. It was a success with minor caveats. Overall I was satisfied because the video apps I wanted to display worked and were shown at 1080p resolution I expected. Your results may vary.

    HDMI cable: It does not come with one. Have a spare one ready.

    Resolution. You will get 1080p with an iPad Air only, 720p with earlier iPad models.

    Premium video services: Some allow HDTV display, some do not. Do not blame your iPad or this adapter. You can watch all video apps on your iPad, BUT each video app decides HDTV display support individually. Apparently the iPad and the apps know when you are connected to a TV, just like a laptop knows with a projector for proper presentation formatting. HBO GO supports displaying on an HDTV connected with the adapter, but Amazon Instant Prime and Showtime Anytime do not. According to other reports I read, Netflix also works (but I don’t have it and could not test it).

    Non-premium video apps: All I tested worked well, including movies downloaded to my iPad Air and YouTube.

    Video quality: I had 1080p resolution with all video with my iPad Air. There was slight video noise with HBO Go on one of my Samsung HDTVs, but none on my second one.

    Non-video apps: All non-video apps I tried displayed fine with 1080p clarity and no video noise.

    So in summary, your satisfaction will depend on which apps you want to display on your HDTV, at what resolution and with the high price charged for this adapter.

    253 of 256 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from SPALDING

    Just what we need, mirror your lightning connector apple device on an hdmi equipped screen. A lightning port on the adaptor allows you to charge/power your device while you see it on your big screen. Maybe surfing which beats any pc for size! Very handy adaptor in my opinion. Of course, you could mirror your device with an Apple TV device but this cable adaptor saves connecting to the network and of course, can easily be used on a friend's TV (simply connect to an hdmi socket, need an hdmi cable of course) to show pictures etc.

    310 of 372 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well

    • Written by from Durango

    The item works when it want, and its so so anoying because if you want to watch a movie or a sitcom you can't because if the device recognize the signal the tv not. You can see the blue light at the clock but the conection fails... 50 bucks? I feel very very cheated...

    191 of 246 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no sound on ipad mini

    • Written by from 朝阳

    works fine on my iPhone 5,
    but no sound output with my iPad Mini

    142 of 171 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Dolby Digital 5.1

    • Written by from Pontypool

    What is the point of technology moving backwards?
    This lightning adapter does not allow 5.1 passthrough - the 30 pin adapter for ipad 2 and 3 will. Disappointing.

    126 of 145 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from West Covina

    Just got it. No wifi at work. No problem. With the faster processor on the iPhone 5 and using only cellular on ATT (unlimited plan), Hulu Plus and Netflix are amazing. Good job Apple. Pricey, but worth it.

    153 of 199 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good functionality limited by poor quality

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I got this a little less than a month ago and initially liked the ability to view content streamed to my phone on the big screen in my home theater using it hand held and navigating to a variety of content. However, it's developed a short or something so that it's very finicky in when it works. I can no longer navigate content in my hand and have to lay it down rather gingerly and finesse the cable so that it transmits signal. For $50 is should be more durable and work well for more than a month.

    115 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUBBISH!!!

    • Written by from London

    Absolute bag of rubbish! Whats the point in this product if you cant even stream videos from SkyGo, BBC iPlayer.. e.c.t!!?! Just wasted so much money on this and it doesnt even do what i wanted.. Not forgetting the fact that the one i have bought is faulty and you have to push and hold the hdmi cable in for it to work along with the fact that it doesnt even stream it in HD!! The actually quality on my phone is better!!!! So angry at the poor quality of this product, unbelievable from apple, disgusted! DO NOT BUY IT!!!

    113 of 136 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter failings

    • Written by from Stevenson

    The description says it mirrors what is on the iPad screen but try HBO GO on Dish Network. Says " not supported". Maybe HBO restriction but should be pointed out.

    100 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Distorted picture

    • Written by from Galveston

    I use multiple devices with hdmi on my tv, and the picture is perfect. with this adapter the picture from my iPad mini is displayed with a purple tint.

    101 of 126 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine with Netflix

    • Written by from Coventry

    I thought this was a bit expensive but I needed it so got it anyway.

    I hadn't realised that there were issues with certain apps not working with this adaptor.

    I bought it for mirroring my screen and mainly for watching Netflix on my HDTV.

    For Netflix it works fine. In Netflix while choosing a film, the HDMI output shows a full screen Netflix logo, while playing the film the HDMI shows the movie as you would hope while the iPad screen shows a static Netflix logo.

    80 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not supported?

    • Written by

    I have had the adapter for about a week, it works with hdmi and audio out for about 2 minutes, then it says accessory is not supported by iphone, and stops sending audio, and video out. Then I have to turn my phone off, and on again for it to work (for 2 minutes) Horrible

    87 of 102 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocked by almost ALL video streaming apps, no 5.1 surround

    • Written by from Corringham

    This adapter does not "mirror" what is shown on your screen, but rather "streams" it to your TV. This feature is blocked by DRM on almost all popular streaming video apps, including Amazon Instant Video, DirecTV, LoveFilm, 4od, BBC iPlayer. etc.

    As another reviewer stated, the Lightning adapter is a step back from the previous iPhone HDMI adapter which did support full surround sound.

    94 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter is not working for me

    • Written by from Austin

    The video out put to my HDMI TV is very washed out with a red tint using this cable. I purchased this adapter to use with my Iphone 5 and I was hopping to be able to stream Netflix from my unlimited data Iphone to the TV. When I stream from the same Iphone to the TV via Airplay on the Apple TV I get a very clear video with great color, so I know it is not the Iphone, or TV causing the problem.

    106 of 143 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Just got this so I can watch Netflix on business trips and it linked up immediately and works great! I have tried it with both my iPhone 5 and iPad Retina and both resulted in clear and full HDTV, amazing picture and sound. I highly recommend this product.

    78 of 92 people found this useful