So, I have a ViewSonic digital projector that I want to use to play movies from my iPad. I went to my local Apple store with iPad and projector (and VGA cable) in hand and was told by my very helpful store employee that a VGA adapter was available, excellent.
I asked to try it out and was told yes, of course, by said helpful employee. Two minutes of fiddling and up pops Avatar ( which I just bought on iTunes ) on the wall in full glory, excellent! And then... The video freezes and an error message pops up that says I'm not "authorized" to play this video on this device. Not that it can't, it won't.
Now, let me reiterate:
iPad paid for - check.
Movie, paid for - check.
Projector, paid for - check.
VGA adaptor, paid for - check.
Why can't I watch my movie on my iPad with my projector instead of the built-in screen?
YouTube plays fine, but iTunes stubbornly refuses. After determining that, yes, all the hardware is fine, yes the movie is legit, the employee consensus is: Apple is in their mind enforcing DRM a tad too ferociously and I will have to wait until it is addressed somewhere down the road.
Everyone in the store (full) thought it was a very cool idea and was impressed (momentarily anyway) with the quality of the video, all my geek friends were sitting around my house waiting to be wowed, too bad I couldn't make it go. If anyone can suggest a work around, I'd appreciate it.
Please Apple, ease up the reins a smidge I want to show off your cool technology...