• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter failings

    • Written by from Stevenson

    The description says it mirrors what is on the iPad screen but try HBO GO on Dish Network. Says " not supported". Maybe HBO restriction but should be pointed out.

    98 of 118 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 ?

    73 of 99 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Digital AV Adapter

    • Written by from depok

    Working very well on ipad 4 to my big screen LED TV but is not as large as big screen ....hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

    27 of 40 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

  • 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

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommnd for traveling + way overpriced

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Using on my iPad Mini (1st gen), Vizio HD TV.

    Pros --
    - when it works, it looks great on the TV; total mirroring and decent resolution
    - audio through the HDMI, full screen video really is full screen
    - is small and very portable for traveling

    Cons --
    - PRICE. US$49 is ridiculous, AND you have to buy the HDMI cable on top of that. I get that Apple is trying to encourage people to use Apple TV instead but it's just not practical for people who want to use this adapter for travel and portability
    - connecting the adapter and HDMI to the TV and iPad are finicky -- it didn't recognize the device when I turned my TV to the HDMI channel and then connected. Have to either turn off the TV or change to a different channel, THEN connect the iPad, THEN turn to the HDMI channel
    - biggest con for those who are using this for travel -- many hotels control the TV functions (i.e. menu, access to channels and component/input options, etc.) -- I tried using this adapter at two different hotels and both times, they wouldn't recognize the iPad as being connected. So this may be hit or miss (but mostly miss for me)

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading description - does not mirror everything and has limitations

    • Written by from London

    The adapter does work, but has some hardwired limitations:

    1. It steams via a built-in chip rather than pure mirroring of 'what you see on the screen' and therefore does not work in every app - crucially some which many people would probably like to use on a big screen like 4OD, Sky go and iPlayer
    2. The resolution is limited by the hardware to 1600x900. Many TVs will upscale this for you over hdmi. some will not.
    3. The compression of the streaming is noticable to me and not adjustable.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Castleknock

    Firstly - Overpriced, what's new, all Apples accessory products are overpriced, that's a given.
    Secondly - Some program's, Sky Go ect, will not work. To be fair this has nothing to do with this device or indeed Apple, this is because the likes of Sky and others do not want to allow you this freedom for a myriad of reasons, not Apples fault.

    I am more concerned that the device works as advertised generally and here I find it to be a bit temperamental. The ideal scenario is I hook it up to the TV, launch the program and watch the video, full screen on my TV, but this does not always happen. Sometimes the video will as I said play fullscreen on my tv but not show the video on the iPad, the iPad screen will show a grey screen with a TV screen outlined. This is what I want.

    Other times with the same video I will get what is called Mirroring, where the I video I am playing shows on the TV and the iPad but the video on the TV will be at a much reduced size and not upscaled at all. There does not appear to be a setting that will allow you choose either of these sceanarios, it's just pot luck, this I feel is unacceptable. To be forced to watch a video at a reduced size when I know full well the device is capable of better is infuriating.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    to Valeri F

    • Written by from Timnath

    Hi Valeri,
    You said that you were disappointed that you didn't get 1080 HD with this cable on your iPad 4th gen and that people should read the specs on that item before buying. That might be true but this cable doesn't claim to give that quality on that device. It specifically states in the product description that you can get that video quality with the iPad 5. I just wanted to point out that you are not comparing apples to apples and you might be disappointed over something that was never possible and never claimed as a possibility in the first place.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for a while

    • Written by from Vallejo

    I bought this for use in my car with the AppRadio 3. The quality and connection was great at first, now a month or so later the contact is way sensitive. When driving over a bump or moving my iPod at all creates static or disconnection. If using in a car with constant movement I do not recommend this.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but...

    • Written by from Sept-iles

    With iphone 4s it does what you expect it to do in general but when you watch a movie, you can't change language! There is no way to change the language when plugged in and if i change language before i plug it, it switch back to original language by itself so i guess my choice of language is not important for apple!!! So i paid 6$ for nothing and we had to go rent the movie at the video store... I will not rent a movie on itunes again unless they create a solution fir this issue.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but the cable is too short.

    • Written by from São Paulo

    As Christopher G, I just bought Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS and installed it in my 2008 VW Polo and works perfect!!!
    The same reason for my review is to share what needs to change with the Lightning AV Adaptor. The cable works great but the lightning cable to connect to iphone 5 is way to short and I can't find anyone on the internet that sales an extension.
    The same problem is I don't want to have a huge adaptor hanging from my iphone 5. There needs to be a Female to Male Thunderbolt cable created so i can hide this huge adaptor behind my stereo.
    I really need a Female to Male thunderbolt cable extension.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Power is not supported

    • Written by from somerville

    The video works great - When I plug in the power cable it tells me its not supported, and it doesnt keep the device charged.

    My netflix movies need to be watched in two settings... Irritating.

    0 of 4 people found this useful