• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasted $50

    • Written by from Denver

    Like many other users, the Lightning Digital AV Adapter did not work. Purchased a new tv and couldn't wait to watch movies from my iPad mini to the TV. Bought what I thought would be the solution, to no avail. Disappointed is putting it nicely.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless overpriced non-functioning piece of garbage

    • Written by from Fort Huachuca

    Sometimes I love apple products. Other times I am so frustrated with them that I feel compelled to write a review of them. I bought my adapter about five months ago from an unnamed box store. It worked fine until last night. The video simply stopped. I've tried three different hdmi cables, two different televisions, and three different devices. Every single one of them are audio only to the TV. I've heard the argument that apple is more form over function, most of the time I oppose that argument with the 8 year old laptop that I own that's still going strong. But in this case a little piece of cable wrapped in plastic that's $49.00 retail is just not worth the money. Moreover, it's a piece of hardware that doesn't carry a warrantee by any store or seller. I'm completely disappointed and frustrated with this device because I've never dropped it, mistreated it, or even handled it roughly and it simply stopped functioning as advertised. I'm a firm believer in the old saying you get what you pay for, in this case the effort put into making this product correctly does not come close to the effort I put in to earning the money to pay for it. In the exchange of value for value I got the short end of the deal. Don't waste your time with this product, the lowest bidder built it and it's being sold at a premium price.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after iOS 8.1.3 update

    • Written by from Sparks

    I purchased this product prior to the update and it worked pretty well. The picture wasn't amazing but it was clear and it mirrored my iPad perfectly. Sometimes my iPad would not register the adapter or it would be slow. But, I was okay with all of that until my adapter stopped working completely with the new update. Now all I get is a black screen if I plug the adapter in. I would not recommend this product until Apple comes out with an update to fix this bug.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, Terrible, Pointless, Waste of Money.

    • Written by from Rossland

    I was reasonably excited when I saw this product available, but wasn't quite sure about the price. So far most VGA-USB cables or similar adapters will all run around the $35-60 range. I bought this expecting to be able to play games and watch movies on my larger screen, without having to use a console to do so.

    This cable is finicky. Not all TV's support the adapter.

    After plugging this adapter into my three TV's, working on NONE of them (only showing a purple screen, the TV's are no older than 4 years) I finally went to my neighbors and tried on their two TV's. This adapter worked on one Samsung 55" HD TV, but only after plugging it in/unplugging it several times, restarting the phone twice and turning the TV on/off. Even then if the phone changed angles AT ALL, the signal would cut out and not come back.

    Either I received a dud, or we all have. I'm furious right now, as this is not the first product I've bought through Apple that was overpriced and DID NOT WORK AS ADVERTISED OR EXPECTED. I wasn't able to play iPhone games on my large TV, watch movies or browse the web.

    I have bought several "duds" over the past five years, including two Classic iPods, two iPhones and now this adapter. I am now seriously considering leaving all Apple products behind and investing in other companies.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a couple of times

    • Written by from Katoomba

    Same as many worked great a couple of times and then just stopped - not sure if it's a hardware problem or most recent iOS update. What' the story Apple ? your rep's going down the gurgles. ... Just saying

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stop working after ios8

    • Written by from New freedom

    This Hdmi lighting adapter worked like a dream for my family right until the last Apple update and it just stopped completely now we are very disappointed that we paid almost 90 dollars last year directly from the Apple Store so now what's the use.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy will not work on iPad 4th or iPhone 5s

    • Written by from Ashland

    Had adapter for over a year and worked fine. Since iOS 8 and subsequent updates it has stopped working. Still not working as of Jan 1st, 2015.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Laggy video output

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Both the HDMI and VGA lightning video adapters introduce lag to video output that wasn't present with the 30 pin adapters. Because of this my old iPad3 is better for running VJAY (audio-visual performance app) than a brand new iPad Air 2. Disappointed that Apple, a company that used to be the standard for creative types, is pushing a standard like lightning adapters that can't perform well enough for artistic applications.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in extreme

    • Written by from Emsworth

    I project through VGA connection via iPad or iPhone, and I get a full screen size from my OHP on full zoom.
    I project exactly the same item using lightning converter to HDMI and I get a nice picture, but half the size.
    It seems from the posts here that that is that. Such a shame.
    But if anyone can help?

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wyoming

    It's a weste of money, I used it only five times and it stopped working. I took it back because I thought it was a malfunctioning product . Came home and tried to use the new one and same things. Apple should refund for selling such an expensive product and does not work.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Charge iPhone 5

    • Written by from Newport News

    Device won't charge iphone while watching a movie. Waist of money and not completely beneficial as advertised.

    12 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from RESERVOIR

    No HD. Doesn't full screen to TV. Won't work with 90% of my apps (especially streaming video apps). Expensive. Should have just paid $20 more for an Apple TV, at least I'd get a bit more use out of it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by from prestonpans

    Worked to start with then won't connect my iPad goes blue like its meant to then quits and cannot watch on telly like its meant to do another poor quality rip off from apple I shall not be purchasing any more apple stuff and when my contract expires with iPhone I will be looking for better phone and company to deal with

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money! Does not Work!

    • Written by from Salem

    I would give this zero stars if I could. I hooked my ipad air up to my brother's television (he has Direct TV) with the lightning digital av adapter and couldn't get past a message stating that due to an agreement with other cable and satellite providers I could only watch videos or anything else on my mobile device. So if you are interested in using your Xfinity to Go app to watch tv away from home on anything but your ipad or iphone, forget it.
    A lot of money wasted on an expensive gadget that does nothing.

    14 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Montgomery Village

    Does not work, DO NOT BUY. If I could I would give it zero stars

    11 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously over priced - Apple TV much better solution

    • Written by from Salisbury

    I tried a friend's adapter, but just could not justify spending 3x what it is actually worth to me. In the end I bought Apple TV which gave me all the functionality including BBC iPlayer plus a lot more, for not much more than the cost of the adapter. It is better to be able to connect wirelessly, without the hassle of cables and my experience of Apple lightning cables is that they don't last that long.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this on July 18 of this year & did not open it & use until August 1st. It worked well for a short amount of time & now suddenly it does not work. It has the quality of a dollar store charger. For the price it's a real rip off for something that lasted less than 2 weeks long.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't charge my iPhone5 while in use

    • Written by from Dallas

    The way the iPhone5 drains down a battery I can't even watch a full movie bc it doesn't charge while playing movies. Total waste of money.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after less than a dozen uses

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I got less than a dozen uses out of the Lightning Digital AV Adapter before it quit working. As an apple user since the mid-80s, all I can say is this is yet another example of the demise of Apple quality. Well it was marvelous while it lasted!

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse Than My First Betamax Player In 1982!

    • Written by from Kettering

    I bought this adaptor cable - which, at £40 works out at £10 per inch - in order to watch TV and flms streamed over the Net from Amazon Prime Instant Video via my iPad Retina through a Yamaha RX-V671 A/V decoder on to my LG HDTV. I had been trying to use my laptop but in both Chrome and Mozilla there was continuous buffering and stuttering. Before purchasing, I checked with Apple and Amazon who both stated the product would work in 1080p with surround sound. Well, the picture displayed on the screen when "browsing" is reasonably High Def but only in a reduced-size 4:3 ratio in the centre of the TV. However, once you select a programme through the Amazon Prime App and hit "play", the screen expands to 16:9 but with all the definition of a muddy puddle. All movement becomes just a confusion of pixels which, on my 47" screen, are at least quarter of an inch square. Basically, it's unwatchable. So, switch to Safari instead of the Amazon app - no difference except now we are back to continuous buffering again. With a 14Mb/s internet speed I should be getting good quality video - instead I feel like I have been transported back 30 years to the foggy dawn of Betamax accompanied by the cat sitting on the "Pause" button on the remote every 10 seconds. This really is marketing at it's most cynical. This is 2014, this is not rocket science, but I feel thoroughly cheated.

    17 of 22 people found this useful