• 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

  • 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.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Derby

    I bought this so I could watch BT sport from my iPad on to my TV. Unfortunately it mirrors a picture that is only half the size of the TV screen i.e.picture in the centre of the TV. At a cost of £40 I want more than that. Plan to take back and get a refund.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by from Havelock North

    Got it because new MacBook Pro display died. Does the job but a pity that the video can't be mirrored but only displayed on the TV. Can't fault it otherwise.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good

    • Written by from Wembley

    it allways disaperes when it moves a tiny bit

    1 of 4 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.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well Depending On Your Apple Device

    • Written by from Eastvale

    While I agree that it is slightly overpriced (most Apple accessories are) it works extremely well depending on your Apple device. I highly recommend clicking on the device you have on the bottom of Lightning Digital AV Adapter main store page and look at the video output in the tech specs section before purchasing. What you see there is the max you'll get. The iPhone 5s, 5c, and the iPad Air all say "Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)"
    It's a must for streaming online video to a TV as trying to alternatively "double stream" from the internet to an Apple TV usually has great lag. I've had no problems on these devices and the quality has been great! If your TV or upscales it's even better.

    2 of 2 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!

    6 of 7 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brought new life to our TV

    • Written by from Madison

    Simple product, and does exactly what it says - streams 1080p from our iPad Air. We connected immediately to our 6 year old Vizio TV and haven't had an issue after 2 months of use. We streamed the entire World Cup in HD from our iPad, and we've just started a Netflix account. This has brought life back to our TV since we don't have cable. I'm not sure what all the poor reviews are about. Research your device to see what resolution you'll get. $50 is pricey, but when compared to a cable package? Come on.

    Reminder: at this point, iPads put out 4:3 ratio. This means when directly mirroring your iPad home screen, your HDTV will be seriously cropped on all sides. However, when streaming video formats the iPad recognizes (Netflix, World Cup from Univision, etc.) the iPad outputs full 16:9 ratio, filling your screen in HD. You want one of these!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This adapter works very well, it does mirror what's on the screen of my 5s as well as my iPad Air. I think it's a bit overpriced, but an alright item. I think for the price, an HDMI cord, and / or an AC adapter should be included in the current price.

    4 of 4 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

  • 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 14 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sure About This

    • Written by from Brampton

    Does this work with lg Tv's. I tried connecting my iPod 5th gen with the usb cable that already came with it. It works but it dosen't show the screen. it just reads my pictures and photos

    1 of 2 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.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does What It Says

    • Written by from Manchester

    I was having doubts buying this adapter after reading the numerous negative reviews; however, I popped into the Apple Store to talk to an Apple Specialist and I am very grateful that I did as he stated he uses one at home and it would work fine for the purpose I needed it for. After using it and having a play, it works with the following apps (the list is not exhaustive) - Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Demand 5 and YouTube. It does not work with 4OD (their fault not Apples) and apparently Sky (Apple Specialist informed me of this before purchase, but since I do not have Sky I was not bothered). The picture is very clear and the sound quality very good, if you want to use your iPad for streaming through your tv then this is the adapter to buy.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great at home, soon the Big Time.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Got it home, used it to connect my iPhone 5s to my Vizio TV and (especially for you one-star reviewers) watched:

    Beats by Dre x Colin Kaepernick: Hear What You Want Commercial (couldn't use the URL)

    Clear picture and sound, great enough for my eldest daughter to come from the back of the house to request I turn it down. :)

    4 of 5 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!

    8 of 11 people found this useful