• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy - waste of money

    • Written by from St Helens

    I'm writing this review after just buying this adapter: I really should of read the reviews first! To begin with, it is totally overpriced. Secondly, it doesn't work for the apps, from Sky to others, completely rubbish! Avoid wasting money on this product, I will be taking mine back ASAP.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and reduced functionality - who wants to buy mine?

    • Written by from Sidcup

    This adapter is very overpriced and I was disappointed that it did not do what I wanted it to.
    It took me a while to get any video output from it to my 50'' LG and would only work when I pad 4 was properly switched on and off again. Sleep mode did not help.
    Anyway, I eventually managed to get some video and audio to the screen but to my surprise both Sky Go and Virgin Media TV Anywhere do not work. I believe this is down to the content providers and not Apple, so just bear this in mind when deciding to purchase or not.
    The weird thing is that audio was output to the tv before the I pad was booted. Video sometimes is missing and requires iPad reboot.
    You Tube and other content works fine, but not for what I wanted it for.
    BBC I player and ITV player work but I can do that anyway via the tv direct.
    Web browsing not really any good either, as you need to look at I pad anyway to use the touch screen.
    A waste of £40 for me. Adapter going on eBay tomorrow

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE you have to remove the case to use this

    • Written by from Kimblesworth

    I have a full leather smart case and the lightning plug end of this adapter is thicker than normal and cannot be plugged in while you have the case on so not only did I spend £95 on a case and cable but I cannot use them together. Come on apple this is not the kind of thing we expect from you. The cable works brilliantly once you remove the case. Mirroring and also streams we'll from apps

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AV Adapter works with....

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Following other reviews, I bought one of these and this is what it works with so far.

    FilmOn - works perfectly with all channels displaying on TV
    TVCatch Up - works perfectly, although this program not as good as it once was
    BBC iPlayer - worked perfectly on programs I tried
    ITV Player - worked on programs I tried
    Demand 5 -worked on programs I tried
    Sky Go - not working
    Sky News - worked
    Netflix - worked on programs I tried
    Blink box - worked on programs I tried
    YouTube - worked on the ones I tried
    General Apps - seemed to work OK

    SkyGo comment - you can appreciate why Sky do not want this to work as they are selling their own Internet product called Now TV and would lose revenue - they are a commercial operation and money is King, so if you are after something for nothing from Sky, then it's a no-no. I do not work for Sky, by the way. I have been with them since day 1 as a customer when they were investing millions and operating at a loss and their investments are now paying off, good luck to them.

    Screen resolution - as other posters have said, you can see the same size as the iPad (iPad Mini in my case) and I could zoom slightly using the TV screen options, but could not get it to fill the whole screen. Don't know about 5.1 sound, but the sound came thru the TV stereo speakers OK which is all I need.

    Jeff

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Rebecca's review

    • Written by from churchstoke

    I have used this cable to connect my iPad air to my tv. From the reviews I read it do not work on Iplayer, itv player apps and so on. However, this cable connected such apps to my tv in full screen view (the apps can be viewed on TV despite what others say) The only down side is when using none tv apps it is not full screen viewing on my tv (50inch)

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality product.

    • Written by from London

    This does what it says on the tin - it mirrors your iDevice onto a TV screen. It works with the vast majority of Apps, including games and the built-in Videos app, the latter allowing you to watch movies in crisp 1080p.

    However, some content providers (people who make films and TV programmes) do not want their programmes displayed just anywhere and, therefore, the developers of any apps that might display this content (e.g. Sky Go, Channel 4, Lovefilm) may well block you from doing so.

    If you are reasonably bright, and take 5 minutes to think about the revenue implications, you will be able to see why these content providers & developers might choose this option, and therefore why Apple were compelled to provide it for them.

    If not, tough luck - you will just have to accept the fact, or write to the makers of the programmes you want to stream and, if you're persistent enough, you will find out directly from them why they don't want you to do this.

    But don't blame Apple - that's just childish. This device works exactly as described and intended.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not send 1080 signal or audio passthrough.

    • Written by from london

    Max resolution is 1600 x 900 and no surround sound. The quality also seems pretty bad. Apparently the older 30pin cable was 1080 and had audio passthrough - why the step back?!

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPlayer and Netflix

    • Written by from CHESTER

    Excellent for what I need but just be aware of what Apps can be broadcast using it as not all work with it ie Lovefilm

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish product, rubbish compatibility

    • Written by from pontypridd

    Bought this for my ipad mini. however just like other people reviewed, it does NOT work for bbc iplayer, 4OD etc.. totally rubbished. no used at all, Apple, why you selling things like that with a sky high price. i will give zero star if i can.

    38 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just out of the box so early thoughts only!

    • Written by from Sunderland

    Hummed and harred about buying this based on other reviews about the ability to watch BCC iPlayer and other streamed content. There does seem to be an issue with some streamed TV content. TVCatch Up (the online live freeview service) would not mirror to the TV I had my iPad connected too. However BBCiPlater worked fine with both live and watch again content and YouTube also worked fine.

    The big test will be when I swap over the SKY mobile code from the laptop to the iPad to see if that will mirror ok.

    I'll post again after I've tried this and on the whole a good bit of kit.

    11 of 13 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.

    68 of 72 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!!!

    89 of 109 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.

    82 of 103 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.

    119 of 138 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.

    424 of 450 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting to 51" tv

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    I recently purchased the adaptor with the expectancy that I would be able to view the images from my iPad onto the total 51" of the tv screen. Unfortunately the images are limited to around half the screen size, this is despite trying to change the screen adjustment to wide zoom, screen fit etc. Does anyone know how to resolve this ?

    71 of 96 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.

    858 of 918 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.

    241 of 288 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect transmission

    • Written by from thornton heath

    good connectivity to Led TV. Use best quality hdmi cable to get better clarity in tv screen.

    118 of 195 people found this useful