• 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 4 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!

    3 of 4 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of $$$

    • Written by from Loma Linda

    Almost $3000 worth of equipment (iphone 5s and Nikon camera) and this $49 adapter does not work to connect the two....

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from London

    I just bought this adapter, I tried connecting it with my existing hdmi cable and it was fuzzy and so I bought a new hdmi cable. Turns out it's not the cable. The outcome is the same. The adapter is connecting to the iPad, I hear the sounds, see the mirror image of the pad, however, as soon as it is plugged, the TV screen starts to fuzz, then the TV screen colour changes green and then yellow, gradually and very quickly, then it stays like that. Can anyone tell me what the problem is; my TV? Settings somewhere? Cos I really cannot get it to work.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing HDMI about it!

    • Written by from Cartersville

    This is the shoddiest excuse of an HDMI adapter I have ever seen. While it may transfer audio or video via an HDMI, what you get on your screen is not worthy to be defined as High Definition. Do not waste your money on this product.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Digital AV Adapter broke in three months!

    • Written by from wildwood

    Very upset that this adapter broke after only three months, sadly i didn't even use it more than fifteen times within the three months. Tried it on two iphone 5s's, iphone 5c, ipad air, and four different HDMI cables. I just did that to make sure some setting didn't mess it up, cause it used to work for all of those devices, but not anymore! Do not buy and if Apple stands by their products, i would like a new adapter or a refund! I have the receipt, bought only three months ago!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Digital AV Adapter

    • Written by from Tom Price

    Just received this adaptor hoping to play my AFL TV on my tv but only get audio. Don't know if it's the adaptor, the app being protected in some way, or my inability to get my settings right.

    So far the adaptor is a dud. Maybe someone can tell me if there is a fix or I've just bought the wrong product to get my AFL fix.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad Air

    • Written by from Panama City Beach

    The cable does not work with the iPad Air. I bought it to work with my DISH Hopper via Dishanywhere when traveling.
    Sound connects, but there is no video. I tried via a receiver and directly to two HD HDMI equipped TV's. The same result
    I also tried several input signal and still no video.
    iPad by itself connects without a ptoblem to Dishanywhere.

    That makes Apple 2 for 2 for expensive junk.
    I also bought a lightning SDHC card reader. It also failed to perform as described.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a year then quit

    • Written by from Hudson

    Like other posts adapter just quits. It did work for a year. So Mr. Or Ms. Apple - what's your response? Just bought another one and it doesn't work either. PLEASE HELP with a fix.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine a first

    • Written by from Tecumseh

    I purchased this to use to connect to my projector in my classroom. It worked great for about 3 months than all of sudden it stopped working entirely. Supposedly this has to do with the ios update? Now I am unable to use my iphone or my ipad with my projector in my classroom. Thanks a lot apple.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT connect iPhone 5 to HDMI!

    • Written by from Ramona

    Wish i could give zero stars! Don't waste your time or money if you are looking to use this to connect your iPhone 5 to your HDTV! Tried all settings, multiple HDMI cords, rebooting iPhone... No luck! Will be returning worthless, OVERPRICED connector to best buy tomorrow!

    13 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay Audio broken by iOS 7?

    • Written by from Abergavenny

    A quick search of the Apple forums will lead you to conclude that iOS 7 has stopped this accessory from functioning as expected. Previously (and also with the 30 pin connector) it was of course possible to plug HDMI in for video and stream audio to an Airplay speaker. You'd have the "Content is playing on the TV" blank screen on your device, your moving image up on the screen, and the audio coming out of your Airplay speakers.

    Now, however, I find that when you try this, the video freezes on the projected screen, and will play only on the device itself (while the audio plays out of the Airplay speaker).

    Alternatively, you can watch your video up on the screen… but in complete silence! Way to go, Apple!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Chandler

    Don't waste your money. Tried to use it with a 5S and sony products.... No joy.

    14 of 17 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?!

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design—does not fit Apple 5s cases!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    This adapter is the complete opposite of Apple's "Forward thinking" slogan. Why would Apple design an adapter that has a different size head than the cables that comes with the 5s phones? The Apple leather cases have holes cut just for these smaller OEM cables thus making the adapter useless since it won't fit through the hole. What the heck were they thinking?! I was willing to swallow the premium asking price just to make some of my cables usable again (especially that pricey Composite AV cable), of course it's never a simple and cheap solution. Whoever designed these adapters and cases should be sacked for having tunnel-design-vision. Forward thinking my a**.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Portsmouth

    Setup: Samsung Smart TV, iPad mini with IOs7, this cable and a HDMI cable (which works by the way)
    Connected all devices, switched TV source to HDMI input and ... nothing. £39 wasted.

    21 of 25 people found this useful