• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with my IPad Air but does with my daughter's older IPad!

    i bought this adapter in January and used it to play downloads from ITV and BBC IPlayer. It now refuses to link to my Sony Bravia TV. I just get a blank screen. However, I plugged my daughter 's older version IPad into the adapter and hers works. I am not happy at all. What a waste of money!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well at all... Ugly kludge.

    I bought several items of equipment to run a stand showing off iPad apps at a conference.., Monitors, AV brackets, gooseneck stands, HDMI cables etc.

    The critical link was lighting AV adapters connecting iPads the delegates play with, to nice HD monitors on the booth wall. Both adapters gave horrible results on big screens. They showed compression artefacts and a generally nasty image. There is absolutely no way the output is 1080!

    I don't quite know how Apple has managed it, but it takes many ££££ and turns a lovely crisp retina image into something truly ugly. I switched one over to my old iPad 2 with a 30 pin adapter and got a better image!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SHODDY!

    Like many other reviewers I paid full whack for this connector, and it just stopped working - annoyingly when the warranty period had expired. Suprisingly shoddy for a company like Apple. Probably better to get an Apple TV.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Firstly it's expensive. It worked for less than 24 hours and then stopped working. I exchanged it for another one and that one didn't work either. Don't waste your money on this.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product

    This never worked properly from the start. I had to fiddle with it to stop getting a message saying 'out of range'. It worked intermittently for a while before breaking altogether. Considering the astronomic cost, this is a very shoddy add on. Buyer beware.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading description - does not mirror everything and has limitations

    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.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    I have bought nearly every apple product on the market and was trying to play my iPad on the tv in my daughters room to save having to buy another Apple TV, it just doesn't work, one minute it's working a minute down the line no signal, now trying to obtain a refund or replacement

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in extreme

    I project through VGA connection via iPad or iPhone, and I get a full screen size from my OHP on full zoom.
    I project exactly the same item using lightning converter to HDMI and I get a nice picture, but half the size.
    It seems from the posts here that that is that. Such a shame.
    But if anyone can help?

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously over priced - Apple TV much better solution

    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.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy - waste of money

    I'm writing this review after just buying this adapter: I really should of read the reviews first! To begin with, it is totally overpriced. Secondly, it doesn't work for the apps, from Sky to others, completely rubbish! Avoid wasting money on this product, I will be taking mine back ASAP.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning digital AV adapter

    Since updating to 8.3 the adaptor does not work this happened on my old iPad with the 32 pin connector after updating to 8.00

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for Amazon Prime

    We bought this for watching Amazon Prime videos that we couldn't watch with Apple TV. The price we paid is well worth not having to crowd around the iPad mini! We haven't tried other apps, but it seems to mirror what is on the iPad.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and reduced functionality - who wants to buy mine?

    This adapter is very overpriced and I was disappointed that it did not do what I wanted it to.
    It took me a while to get any video output from it to my 50'' LG and would only work when I pad 4 was properly switched on and off again. Sleep mode did not help.
    Anyway, I eventually managed to get some video and audio to the screen but to my surprise both Sky Go and Virgin Media TV Anywhere do not work. I believe this is down to the content providers and not Apple, so just bear this in mind when deciding to purchase or not.
    The weird thing is that audio was output to the tv before the I pad was booted. Video sometimes is missing and requires iPad reboot.
    You Tube and other content works fine, but not for what I wanted it for.
    BBC I player and ITV player work but I can do that anyway via the tv direct.
    Web browsing not really any good either, as you need to look at I pad anyway to use the touch screen.
    A waste of £40 for me. Adapter going on eBay tomorrow

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It breaks too quick :(

    To invent an Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter is a good idea but to make its cable too short is absolutely bad idea that's why it breaks down too quickly :(

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    I bought the smallest lead in the world solely for streaming Netflix and Amazon prime on a larger screen, It does this to a very high standard.
    Both are full screen and the HD quality is very good.
    I took a star off as at £40, its extremely expensive!

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    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.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY POOR PRODUCT

    Bought one of these to work with a Pioneer App Radio which mirrors onto a touch screen on my car. The wire needs to be perfectly staight to work other wise poor connection. One failed so bought another and same issue. Simply not up to the task and £80 down. Apple sort it out please - Like that's going to happen

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE you have to remove the case to use this

    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

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my use

    I bought this simply to be able to mirror my iPad screen onto a large tv. I rent films from iTunes onto my iPad and iPhone. Watching a film on an iPhone is less than ideal so this cable allows me to watch films (or my photos and videos) on a large screen. For that purpose this cable is perfect.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just out of the box so early thoughts only!

    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 16 people found this useful