• 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 3 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

    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

    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

    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 ?

    71 of 97 people found this useful