• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for teachers

    Purchased the adapter to connect an Apple TV to a VGA projector. I teach at the high school level and having to be tethered to a computer to show videos, presentations or photos was not practical. The setup was simple and to the point. Connected the Apple TV and VGA cable to the Kanex adapter. I have my Apple TV connected to a wifi network so I can use airplay on my iPad. The added feature of audio out is a great benefit when showing videos from my iPad. Picture quality is definitely not HD but it gets the job done. This is a great, small, lightweight product for connecting devices to a VGA.

    354 of 370 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ***It Works Great With Apple Tv Too!

    I got this right when it can out to hookup my Apple Tv to my older projector. It just works great with monitors and TV's with VGA ports where there is no HDMI port.

    279 of 295 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Using with my old home theatre projector

    At first I was a bit annoyed because when I had it hooked up with my Apple Tv... the Apple Tv was video flashing on and off at the projector. I found out later it was because I was using too long of a VGA cable (50ft). Then I switch to a shorter cable (25ft) and the silly problem went away. Sorry it has been a great solution for not having a HDMI ready projector. I just use the optical out on the Apple Tv so I don't know how well the Audio Support works.

    233 of 249 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection cuts out

    I had a lot of hope for this adapter to use in my classroom. The connection to the VGA cable cuts out which causes a lot of frustration. We have tried various VGA cables with no luck. It has to be placed in very tight and held perfectly still to remain working. The slightest movement of the cable and it cuts out. I will be looking for an alternative.

    164 of 170 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless but screen projection too small

    I work at a high school and was so excited to get this but when I tested it out, the screen that was projected was so small that I'm sure students in the back would have a very difficult time reading text. If I flipped the iPad portrait, then forget it...it was ridiculously thin. If I am tethered with an apple VGA cable, the projection is so much larger. I wonder why? Not sure if I am going to keep it. Anyone else have this problem?

    156 of 162 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts out intermitently

    I hooked mine up to Apple TV in my classroom. The Apple TV worked flawlessly at home with just hdmi, but when I hooked it up through the adapter to my vga cable, it cuts out for about 2 seconds every minute or so. My projector gives a lost connection error while it cuts out. Hoping it is just a problem with too long of a cord (50 feet) like one of the other reviews said and I can fix it by hooking it up closer to the projector, but I'm dissapointed that I have to move my classroom around now to make this adapter work.

    159 of 169 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars




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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well.

    I set this up in my wife's classroom so she can use her iPad wirelessly with the VGA projector. Works beautifully, no external AC needed, simple setup.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was looking for!

    I bought this connector so I could airplay the Ipad 3 in my classroom in conjunction with the SMARTboard without being tethered to the computer. It works perfectly. At first I was disappointed because I was getting video but no audio. Once I plugged in speakers to the audio jack everything worked seamlessly! It's exactly what I was looking for and works perfectly with AppleTv/Ipad 3/Smartboard.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    This product converts HDMI to VGA and supports 1080p resolution and HDCP and you can use it even with PC, PS3 or BluRay. It decrypts HDCP, so now you can even make copies of your iTunes movies or BluRay movies with VGA crabber and share them with your friends for free.

    Thank you Apple!

    The only downside of the product is that it takes its power from the HDMI pin18 (5VDC) that is not meant to power external devices, because it (by standard) can only provide 50mA current. I would think that this kind of conversion and decryption requires more power. I think this the reason why this product doesn't work with all devices that comply with the standard and only provide 50mA current.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working after the iOS 7 update.

    My coworker and I both use this product with the Apple TV to project our iPads for our classroom. Suddenly a day or two after the iOS 7 update came out, both of us started getting static! I took the Apple TV home to update it, and it works perfectly when it's plugged in straight to HDMI. I've also tried replacing my VGA cable twice, and nothing seems to help. This is such a useful and convenient tool for teachers when it's working.... PLEASE FIX THIS!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this product!

    I bought the Kanex to hook my Apple TV into an older plasma with a VGA input. The product works flawlessly. It was totally simple to connect, and the image quality on my TV was WAY better than I expected. It saved me from having to buy an new TV!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    For what it is . . . . .

    The device works to a degree. It does not recognize HDCP and thus is basically useless. I downloaded a video from iTunes for my iPad. When I connected to my vga projector I kept getting a HDCP error and it would not play. Using it in the classroom with my iPad, it works with most of my appications and does a fair job.

    I would not recommend it for most users. There are less expensive ways to go that work much better.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Requires Powered HDMI port

    FYI - This device will not work on retina Macbook Pros or the new Mac Minis. It requires a powered HDMI port which are not available on those machines. Save yourself the time if you are trying to connect a Mini or MB pro retina.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning: it doesn't always "just work"

    I tried to use this to hook my new Apple TV up to a good Toshiba projector. The projector supports many resolutions and works fine with my MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone (via the relevant adapters). After many hours of trying, I could not get the Kanex ATV Pro to output anything on my projector.

    So, be warned. Keep the packaging so you can return this if it does not work with your projector.

    Also, as a side note: you will only be able to use this for AirPlay mirroring, you won't be able to watch any movies you rent on the Apple TV via iTunes on the big screen due to HDCP copy protection.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Performance

    The converter cable works just as it promises! It converts your HDMI signal coming from your Apple TV into two separate feeds, your VGA and Audio. I have my VGA cable plugged into the adapter and into my projector. I also have an audio cable plugged into the adapter and into the classroom amp system. Works like a charm and allows me to teach without requesting a new HDMI compatible projector (which would take a year or more to actually get).
    It converts the image to the same quality that is being transmitted from the Apple TV up to the top quality allowed through the projector. I love the cable, but of course it's really the Apple TV that's so great. The converter just allows me to use the Apple TV with my projector.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible for AirPlay

    This device downgrades the image coming from the ATV to the converter, which is fine it has to downgrade the signal in order to project it on your old VGA display. However, when you AirPlay your device to the ATV the ATV does it's own downgrade on the signal coming from your iOS device, which it also has to do that since the resolution of the ATV is higher than the iOS device you are AirPlaying.

    With that being said when you AirPlay through this converter the ATV downgrades the image, than the Kanex downgrades the image and on your projector screen is a tiny iOS/AirPlay image. It is unusable in a classroom or any business situation.

    If you need this converter just to use the ATV for watching movies and ATV services, than it is fine.

    If you need this converter specifically for AirPlay, look elsewhere. It is absolutely unusable for AirPlay.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what i want

    i have it connected to my ATV 3 through my Pioneer amp and out to a 720P VGA projector. I've had no problems at all and it certainly simplifies things by not having to have yet another power source!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Signal gets cut off too frequently

    Im using this adapter on my son's wii u to connect to a projector. The signal cuts off too frequently, I'm thinking its because its not powered thus not being amplified?? I will be getting another adapter made by another manufacturer that is powered to see if that will solve the problem. So I have to say this product is not doing what I want it to do properly and is a financial loss for me. But during the times it work, I was grateful.

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    I am using this to hook my Apple TV to my older style VGA Projector and it works great. Video quality looks as good as can be expected for VGA. I am only using it for the video, I have the audio running directly from the Apple TV to my surround sound receiver using the optical port.

    2 of 2 people found this useful