• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why can't I view purchases through iTunes?

    • Written by from Corvallis

    I wish I could rate this product higher, as it is very nice for showing photos and my own videos on a TV. However, I was very disappointed to discover that it would not allow me to play movies and tv shows I had purchased or rented through iTunes. This seems odd. One would think you would want to promote purchases of you own products!!

    57 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter does its job BUT...

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    for the iPad to be effective in Sales presentations, it must be able to output Safari and most other apps (e.g. GoodReader). I understand each app must code for the ability to output using the VGA adapter. However, why Safari doesn't output is puzzling. Apple, please add this ASAP.

    86 of 98 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect - within its limitations

    • Written by from Annandale

    Count me among the people who are disappointed this adapter doesn't work with all iPad apps.

    However, with Videos and slideshows in Photos, it works perfectly. The short cable is sturdy. I've found that very few VGA cables will lock into the threads, however, as they are slightly too deeply set in the housing.

    If the iPad threw VGA output at all times, this would definitely be a 5-star product. As it is, however, it's misleading as every other system in the world that supports VGA output thows that output at all times - apparently, except the iPad.

    63 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Becoming more useful

    • Written by from Seattle

    I was very disappointed at first with the fact that: can't play purchased video content on a VGA display due to copyright protections, can't display the output of a browser, no mirror mode. The inability to output the browser meant I have no reason to bring the connector along for my business meeting demos. Fortunately there are now apps in the app store to the rescue. The Expedition app outputs a browser to the screen. More apps are adding VGA output like Autodesk Sketchbook. Search for VGA in the iPad App Store.

    Apps are making this more useful. Still wish it had a simple mirror display mode.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Moderately Useful

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    Without the dock I was only able to get it to play a Slideshow from the Photo gallery. With the dock you have some more options but it still should at least port a mirror image when not outputting from a movie app/keynote etc. Left me wanting more. I give it three stars since really this is a software issue (at least I assume they can fix the unsatisfying aspects with a software patch)

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not the product's fault

    • Written by from KAILUA

    There's a lot of bad reviews on this product, and the complaints are warranted, but somewhat misdirected. The connecter does what it's supposed to do... connect your iPad to a second display. The fact that Apple has only chosen to enable it for Keynote, iPhoto, Video and YouTube is frustrating, and I can't quite decide if not listing the limited array of Apple-developed compatible apps is intentionally deceptive or disappointingly absent-minded. We shouldn't have to rely on reading the reviews for that kind of product information. Having the ability to project at least Keynote is very useful, and for that I'm grateful for the product... but Apple should consider being a little more forthcoming with the software compatibility aspect. Hopefully, third-party developers will be incorporating this, and I'll cross my fingers for Safari.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, you can view Netflix movies - but ...

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I bought the VGA adapter at an Apple store today without researching what it does. I was thinking like a PC guy that I could view whatever was on the iPad on an LCD TV or monitor. Nope. You need to have an app that is programmed to use it or you see zip.

    It so happens that Netflix, the main reason I bought the adapter, updated their app for the adapter today also. So I got all excited and booted the Netflix app and sure enough, it played the movie on my LCD TV. However, the view is far less than a full screen. Maybe 1/2 on my 26" monitor.

    So it works and is better than on the iPad, for size anyway, but it isn't as good as connecting a notebook, at least for the movies I tried. I also tried using Safari with Netflix but no difference. So this is good but not great - yet.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Can Do Better - Very Limited Use

    • Written by from Boxford

    Apple can do better. This works well for a very few purposes but could easily do much more and be a great benefit for many customers.

    This adapter is an obvious need for iPad users so please increase the functionally to a more appropriate level. The effort on this product is not up to Apple standards

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with some - DOES WHAT is ADVERTISED

    • Written by from Wells

    READ the discription! The Apps need to be developed to utilize. It is not useless, it is a great presenter device for Keynote and videos and pictures/slideshows; good enough for me. It would be helpful to have an adapter that mirrors the whole display screen... and may come, but for what it was designed to do.... it does.

    It's amazing we expect soo much soo fast

    17 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited, but worth it.

    • Written by from Fort Wayne

    Granted it doesn't work as I had anticipated. It only works with Keynote, movies from the iPod app, UTube videos, and the slideshow function of the photos app. But I can use those things happily, until the time that someone can come up with a way to enable mirroring...

    14 of 29 people found this useful