• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Doesnt do 1080p and thats the truth.

    This item works horribly, then I go on the internet and read up that its actually mis represented by Apple.

    The adapter actually has a little wireless receiver (AirPlay) unit in it, and so when you connect your iPad mini or iPhone 5 to it, the signal is not going through the cable, it is actually setting up a temporary wireless connection.. now due to this it has a tendency to lag, and also has a MAXIMUM resolution capability of 1600x900.. quite far from the 1080p promised.

    So It basically outputs a low quality signal and then the little chip in the adapter, upscales this poor quality image to 1080p by "creating" the extra pixels needed.

    But it DOES NOT however, allow for a raw HDMI signal to pass through, nor a HDMI quality signal..

    Very misleading APPLE. I should mention I own an iMac, iP5 and MacBook Retina 15..and have bought many Apple products.. but I hope this is not a sign of the direction Apple is taking. Disappointed.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cannot output 1080

    Initial testing of the adapter also found that Lightning may not be able to support full 1080p resolution over HDMI, lending credence to the theory that the device is actually converting the output signal into an upscaled AirPlay stream.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for Sling Adapter (Dish Network)

    I have an Iphone 5, Dish Network, and a Sling Adapter attached to the Dish DVR. Using the IPhone 5 Dish app I can watch any show that's live on my Dish Satellite or watch any saved movie! When I travel I can plug my iphone into any TV using this Lightning to HDMI cable and watch all of my shows! I also like watching Vevo from my IPhone on a TV since YouTube blocks the Vevo content on Blu Ray Players and 99% of TV's. The TV resolution for the HDMI output on the IPhone 5 is awesome! I did notice that some content does not display in 100% fullscreen. The Dish app displays the content in 98% screen with no distortion. I have a Panasonic plasma TV and it has not caused any black bar burn in.

    47 of 71 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Plugged in my iPhone 5 to my TV and it's as easy as that! Both audio and video are clear. I've used it for slideshows, movies on my phone, and Netflix streaming so far. This will be perfect for streaming movies over LTE to any hotel HDTV. It does seem a bit costly though.

    37 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Does exactly what is says it will. Looks good on the TV. I love that when you play a flying game, you get the pilots view of the surrounding area etc. on the TV and the instrument panel on the iPad Mini screen!

    This also comes in handy when working on a stop motion video. It's a lot easier to see the onion skin on a big TV then try to watch on the iPad Mini screen.

    It's great that you can keep the device charged while watching on the TV.

    33 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with lightning to 30 pin adapter

    Had this 30 pin model from my old iPad 2nd generation and bought a lightning to 30 pin adapter expecting my new iPad 4th generation would work. The new iPad 4th generation replies it does not recognize this accessory.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good functionality limited by poor quality

    I got this a little less than a month ago and initially liked the ability to view content streamed to my phone on the big screen in my home theater using it hand held and navigating to a variety of content. However, it's developed a short or something so that it's very finicky in when it works. I can no longer navigate content in my hand and have to lay it down rather gingerly and finesse the cable so that it transmits signal. For $50 is should be more durable and work well for more than a month.

    140 of 154 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no sound on ipad mini

    works fine on my iPhone 5,
    but no sound output with my iPad Mini

    163 of 199 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

    Just got this so I can watch Netflix on business trips and it linked up immediately and works great! I have tried it with both my iPhone 5 and iPad Retina and both resulted in clear and full HDTV, amazing picture and sound. I highly recommend this product.

    149 of 176 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Really good adaptor. Downloaded movies on itunes, put movies in mini iPad connect to tv. Great quality watching movies with it. Plus it mirrors the mini iPad. My daughter connects iPad to tv and play her favourite apps, games or movies. Price seems high but worth the buy.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for iPad but not so much for iPhone

    Connected to a Visio tv iPad gave a clear clean signal. However iPhone resulted in Lost Signal.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Dolby Digital 5.1

    What is the point of technology moving backwards?
    This lightning adapter does not allow 5.1 passthrough - the 30 pin adapter for ipad 2 and 3 will. Disappointing.

    138 of 163 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I work in television and have some downtime between shows. I'm surrounded by monitors and wanted to put on Netflix through my iPhone 5. I have an apple TV (carrying it around would be a hassle opposed to a cable.) The airplay and the netflix app work great on Apple TV. Sometimes on the apple tv netflix takes a second to buffer and to get to a clear hd picture but with this cord there was never a clear picture streaming Netflix, great wifi connection and all. Just a jumpy picture from time to time and even looked SD. I hope other people have better luck than I, but I'm going to have to return it unfortunately. A bad picture drives me crazy and I can't get over how a hard line isn't up to par with a wireless connection.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work with SOME on-demand services

    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.

    690 of 731 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnin display on the iPad 4 retina

    I just bought the lightning to HDMI adapter for my iPad last week. The device works great and the picture quality is amazing. I primarily use it to plug in my iPad to my TV and watch Netflix. The other day I noticed that when I went to go to another app after unplugging the adapter from my iPad that Netflix was burned into the center of my display on the iPad. When using the Netflix app while using the adapter, when the video is playing it is only playing on the tv and the iPad has the generic Netflix logo with the red background. Is there a way I can eliminate this? Is this a Netflix app thing or an apple thing? Any advise would be awesome!

    77 of 97 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting to 51" tv

    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 ?

    79 of 107 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I have a 2011 GTI and needed an adapter to work with the 30 pin connector that comes with the car. It works perfectly and has just enough length that the phone can sit in the center console cup holder.

    One nice thing is I don't have to take my case off the phone to plug it in.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware if you want to stream on demand!

    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.

    1447 of 1557 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip-off

    What a rip off Apple! I purchased two of your 30-pin to lightning adapters so I could use one at my desk and plug the other one into my existing hdmi lead that I use with my ipad 2. Just tried it now and of course it is incompatible.
    Anywhere else in the WORLD you buy an adapter that means you can plug one thing into another and useability is maintained. Not in the Appleverse ay?
    Gutted. Getting harder and harder to defend Apple and maintain my fangirl status.
    Also ... why can't I give the product no stars????

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not expect 1080p HDTV quaility with this DV HDMI

    I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
    Check Apple Web site first! Do not miss the IPad (4th gen) tech spec ;)
    " . . . Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter . . ."

    2459 of 2872 people found this useful