Lightning Digital AV Adapter

Lightning Digital AV Adapter

Product Information

  • Use the Lightning Digital AV Adapter with your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation) with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more — to your HDMI-equipped TV, display, projector, or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD.

    It also outputs video content — movies, TV shows, captured video — to your big screen in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach the Lightning Digital AV Adapter to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).

  • What's in the Box?

    • Lightning Digital AV Adapter
  • System Requirements

    • Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Do not expect 1080p HDTV quaility with this DV HDMI

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
    Check Ap 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 . . ."

    • Written by from East Setauket

    2016 of 2366 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Do not expect 1080p HDTV quaility with this DV HDMI
  • Outrageously overpriced

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 wa 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.

    • Written by from Ojo Sarco

    1782 of 2219 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Outrageously overpriced
  • Beware if you want to stream on demand!

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this adapter with the intention of connecting my ipad to my tv and streaming apps such as Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer and 4od. 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.

    • Written by from Bristol

    1232 of 1320 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Beware if you want to stream on demand!
  • Extremely poor quality

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    After very short (just a few months), very infrequent and very careful use it simply stopped working. Now I only get message - "no After very short (just a few months), very infrequent and very careful use it simply stopped working. Now I only get message - "no signal, please check your cable". I bought it at authorized Apple store, for the price I paid - it is a robbery! All Apple cables are so so poor. Not recommended at all!!!

    • Written by from vilnius
    Was this useful? Extremely poor quality
  • Dead on arrival; cool engineering inside it though

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The adapter did not work out of the box with an almost new iPad Air 2 and a known good HDMI cable. I plugged the adapter in and th The adapter did not work out of the box with an almost new iPad Air 2 and a known good HDMI cable. I plugged the adapter in and the iPad picked it up; the bar at the top of the screen turned briefly to a blue background. I was also able to view information about the adapter in Settings on my iPad. However, when I plugged the HDMI cable into the adapter, nothing appeared on the TV screen. I tried various combinations of turning things off and on again and plugging cables in, but nothing worked. Zero stars for adapter quality/functionality.

    I searched around the Internet to see if I needed to toggle a setting of some sort, but I couldn't find anything to that effect. What I did find was some rather interesting trivia about this adapter: since Lightning can't output a raw HDMI signal, this tiny device actually has a CPU and 2GB of RAM inside it, which converts whatever video signal comes out of a Lightning port to the HDMI input. This is probably part of other users' issues with picture quality. This is also why, if you go to Settings > About > Apple Digital AV Adapter, you will see a "Firmware Version" field. It seems that, in principle, this device can receive firmware updates from Apple, which is pretty cool. You can look this up for more details. One bonus star for clever engineering and Lightning modularity.

    • Written by from Oakland
    Was this useful? Dead on arrival; cool engineering inside it though
  • 8.3 update renders this adapter useless

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    same as many reviewers, it worked splendidly until I installed the update. Hoping for a bug fix. Any word on this? or else Apple r same as many reviewers, it worked splendidly until I installed the update. Hoping for a bug fix. Any word on this? or else Apple refund for anyone with this problem?

    • Written by from New Orleans
    Was this useful? 8.3 update renders this adapter useless

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