• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work

    • Written by from Lisboa

    it does not work with most projectors, so no presentations......

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not iTunes Compatabile?!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I only have a smartphone, an iPhone, and I've been saving up to buy a tablet or computer. I mean 'saving up' in the most literal sense, because I was only considering iPads and Macs, and they cost a lot. I have been getting by fine without a bigger screen, especially since I bought this adaptor. I've been able to watch Netflix and it has been awesome. So, I decided to buy my FIRST iTunes video. The latest Walking Dead; I don't have cable and it isn't on Netflix. I paid Apple money for the video. I can't watch iTunes videos on external displays using a VGA connection??? Really?? Somebody just didn't think that through, and know I have to watch the show on my tiny iPhone, after paying Apple for the video, the adaptor, and the phone.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug and play

    • Written by from NEWCASTLE

    Bought this on the way to a short notice public meeting. I had only bought my iPad Air a couple of weeks before the meeting and had no idea what I would find at the meeting as a projector. So fingers crossed and flip chart as a back up. Needn't have worried! Simple plug in and test five minutes before the meeting was due to start and the Keynote presentation went effortlessly (can't guarantee that the content was as good!)

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of you know what.....

    • Written by from scottsdale

    Will not work with netflix or any other show purchased thru iTunes. Gives some BS reason..... Waste of money

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on OS 7.1.1 and anything before it.

    • Written by from edmond

    Just purchased it 30 minutes ago. Tried with my iphone 5s with OS 7.1.1 and works great. Plug and play and it shows up instantly. While with my ipad mini it does not show up and i compared with a friends and his managed to work. Did some tinkering to find out that mine has been updated to the latest OS and his is not. Otherwise it is good and clear, of course not 1080 quality but its enough to viewed. Apple take note on the matter, hopefully i am wrong about this but i feel based on my own finding the latest OS is not stable with this.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as useful as expected.

    • Written by from Dundee

    What it doesn't tell you, and the reason I bought it, is that it WON'T work with movies bought / rented from the iTunes Store. It comes up with a message (in my case in an iPad Mini) to the effect that the film cannot be played because the attached display isn't authorised to view "protected" films. It DOES work though with downloads from BBC iPlayer.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by from Baltimore

    This thing is not working on most of the projectors I connect it to....may be they are old...but that what I bought it for..to work on projector...it just worked on my home monitor....really disappointed....worst accessory I bought from Apple

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the Classroom

    • Written by from Port Matilda

    I use this adapter to project apps from my iPad air to the projector in my 4th grade classroom and it works beautifully. I also plug in a portable speaker for sound. It works on all apps, but will not project iTunes content. This is disappointing, but does not take away from its effectiveness in the classroom. It is expensive, but for how much I use it, it will worth the price.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    • Written by from Godmanchester

    I have just purchased this adapter from the apple store, i have to say that i am really dissapointed with it, i was assured both online by an "expert" and in the store that it would play movies for the iTunes Store, but it doesn't. please do bear this in mind if you are looking for one to connect to a home cinema projector!

    in conclusion not very good and apple should think about this, if i could, no stars would suffice.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but can't play Apple iTunes purchased movies.

    • Written by from Flint

    Wanted to use this to send the Apple iTunes movies I purchased to a VGA projector, a Dell 2300MP.

    The iPhone connects flawlessly and will show each page of apps and the movies I have made. But when it comes to movies I purchased from Apple iTunes, I get "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES."

    Don't know if it is the age of the projector, or the lack of a chip. I did notice that these movies were streaming from the cloud.

    It would be nice if they had mentioned that in the description.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Useful

    • Written by from Campos dos Goytacazes

    Excelent for presentations and classes!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad mini and pico pix 1430 projector

    • Written by from Chester

    if you download the free app 'image out' by apparent etch, then connect your projector to your mini via a lightning vga adapter- turn on the projector when the app is open and you will be prompted to choose a pixel setting. Choose the one in the middle and exit the app. Screen sharing should now be in full screen mode rather than a green margin down one side

    I use my mini with a pico pix 1430 and the phillips dual vga cable although i don't plug in the audio lead as speakers work better connected to the mini then this cable connects to the adapter and then to the mini and voila after the app steps above. The cables cost a bunch but the adapter was the cheapest at tescos especially if you have coupons!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced

    • Written by from Mundaring

    I am happy with the quality and performance of the adapter HOWEVER I have noticed something a little strange. I have found that I could buy a cheap AirPlay to HDMI dongle and a cheap HDMI to VGA converter from China for $10 LESS than this product. That is pathetic really.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with older projectors

    • Written by from Peoria

    I bought this to use at work. It did not work on our older projectors that we use with windows laptops. This was a disappointment.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts off right hand side of screen

    • Written by from Fair Oaks

    I tried this adapter for the first time last night with a Dell projector and my iPad. I was disappointed that Netflix is the only streaming app that supports such a device. Amazon needs to update their app and I am really disappointed in Apple that they will not allow movies to be used with this device. I did notice that when the home screen is viewed or when trying to view a powerpoint from Slideshark, the right hand side of the screen is cut off. I will have to check blogs for a fix to this. Works well with Netflix, but I might have to stick with my laptop for PowerPoint. I also bought the HDMI adapter and it works great on my TV with Slideshark. I will try movies next.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter a disappointment

    • Written by from Sacramento

    Very disappointing. Purchased to play movies on my iPad mini though TV while traveling. Trouble is, it works on some TVs, but only plays audio on others -- even identical TVs.

    25 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    • Written by from Richmond

    Tried with multiple monitors, projectors, and iPads. Not one displayed the video externally. Further iOS has zero troubleshooting controls.

    Don't buy it!

    34 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory

    • Written by from Chesham

    Purchased this for a presentation. Worked exactly as described, no setup or adjustments required. Quality of picture was excellent.

    138 of 165 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for me

    • Written by from Palm Bay

    I have been using a 30 pin ipad without a problem in my classes. The new lightining connector does not display on any of our projectors here. It displays on my external screen but not the projectors. And unfortunately the iPad does not have a way for us to control resolution, etc.

    64 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This connector does not work with all VGA projectors. I was able to get the iPad to show up on a computer monitor, but when plugged in to the projector it would not display anything. I am a school teacher, so I also tried the classroom next door with the same results. The computer specialist at my school also tried to get it to work, and again the same result. Just be prepared that if you purchase this connector, it may not work with your projector.

    115 of 128 people found this useful