Ipad streaming/vg cable to tv
I've been thinking of purchasing some type of device or vg cable so that I can stream the video played on my iPad or the television. I know apple sells many of these accessories on their own site, yet I find them very expensive. I have seen several off name brands on other sites such as amazon. My question is, has anyone purchased some of the generic brands? If so, are they reliable? And does anyone have strong opinion against buying off name accessories? Will they harm my iPad? By the way, I own a stock iPad 2.