Lightning Digital AV Adapter

Lightning Digital AV Adapter

£40.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 26 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.

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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

    996 of 1071 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

    488 of 519 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

    287 of 344 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great
  • Seriously over priced - Apple TV much better solution

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 w 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.

    • Written by from Salisbury
    Was this useful? Seriously over priced - Apple TV much better solution
  • not good

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    it allways disaperes when it moves a tiny bit

    • Written by from Wembley

    1 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? not good
  • Worse Than My First Betamax Player In 1982!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 A 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.

    • Written by from Kettering

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Worse Than My First Betamax Player In 1982!

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