Lightning Digital AV Adapter

Lightning Digital AV Adapter

£40.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 23 reviews

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Product Information

  • Use the Lightning Digital AV Adaptor with your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adaptor supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows and more — to your HDMI-equipped TV, display, projector or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD.

    It also outputs video content — films, TV programmes, captured video — to your big screen in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach the Lightning Digital AV Adaptor to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).

  • What's in the Box?

    • Lightning Digital AV Adapter
  • System Requirements

    • Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.

Compatibility

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Beware if you want to stream on demand!

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this adapter with the intention of connecting my ipad to my tv and streaming apps such as Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer and 4od. I bought this adapter with the intention of connecting my ipad to my tv and streaming apps such as Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer and 4od. Be aware that none of these applications will work when connected via HDMI to a display. You will receive a notification that states the app does not support.

    Possibly ignorance on my part, but to me, this was a big plus point of buying the adapter in the first place. I contacted 4od and received the below response when I asked why there was no support:

    "Unfortunately the reason Airplay no longer works is that we don't have the rights to broadcast all our shows using Airplay, so this feature is not enabled."

    Hope this helps.

    • Written by from Bristol

    950 of 1020 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Beware if you want to stream on demand!
  • It does work with SOME on-demand services

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I pondered for a while whether to get this cable or not, as I really wasn't clear which on-demand services it was compatible with. I pondered for a while whether to get this cable or not, as I really wasn't clear which on-demand services it was compatible with. After visiting a store to ask the staff, it seems there was a little confusion at their end too, which probably isn't Apple's fault per se.

    Basically, this cable will only mirror the full audio/video of on-demand apps if the app-maker/content-creator allows it. I've tried it with a few different services and, contrary to what one other commenter here says, it does actually work with iPlayer. Well, I watched a range of TV shows from my iPad Mini on the big screen, no issues, but that's not to say there won't be some shows that won't work if there is rights-related issues.

    I tried it with LoveFilm, only the audio worked. With 4oD, nothing worked at all. Luckily, the main player I wanted this cable fore - Eurosport Player - does work with it.

    So yeah, if you're looking to stream content from on-demand players to your TV, just bear in mind some work, some don't.

    I'm giving it 4 stars because it's mostly fine for my needs, and it does actually work for content stored on the device itself, as well as YouTube and the likes. I just wish Apple would put a warning somewhere in the product description explaining the issue with on-demand - I bet a lot of folk buy this cable only to be disappointed.

    • Written by from EDINBURGH

    466 of 496 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It does work with SOME on-demand services
  • Great

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what we need, mirror your lightning connector apple device on an hdmi equipped screen. A lightning port on the adaptor allows Just what we need, mirror your lightning connector apple device on an hdmi equipped screen. A lightning port on the adaptor allows you to charge/power your device while you see it on your big screen. Maybe surfing which beats any pc for size! Very handy adaptor in my opinion. Of course, you could mirror your device with an Apple TV device but this cable adaptor saves connecting to the network and of course, can easily be used on a friend's TV (simply connect to an hdmi socket, need an hdmi cable of course) to show pictures etc.

    • Written by from SPALDING

    272 of 325 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great
  • Doesn't work

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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. 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.

    • Written by from London

    0 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't work
  • Does What It Says

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was having doubts buying this adapter after reading the numerous negative reviews; however, I popped into the Apple Store to tal 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.

    • Written by from Manchester

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Does What It Says
  • Good and Bad

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Firstly - Overpriced, what's new, all Apples accessory products are overpriced, that's a given.
    Secondly - Some program's, Sky G 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.

    • Written by from Castleknock

    2 of 2 people found this useful

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