HDMI adapter thoughts

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  1. Emodracer

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    I was thinking about getting the HDMI adapter for my iPad. But before I spend the bucks, I was wondering if anyone who has bought one could share their thoughts.
    Also, it works the same with the first iPad and iPad 2 right?
    I have the original iPad.

    Thanks for any help!!!!
     
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    It works the same with the iPad 1, with the exception that ti won't mirror the iPad screen. Or so the fine gray print on Apple's site suggests.

    Apple Digital AV Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)

    Can't say anything about experience. Don't even have a TV, let alone one with HDMI.
     
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    How is the quality on the tv? If you are watching a movie you bought on ITunes, is the picture good?
     
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    What is the main difference between the VGA adapter and the digital AV adapter. I have a hdtv.
     
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    Good on iPad. Great on iPad 2. I have both. Hulu worked on my iPad 2 and I don't think this works on the iPad one. The screen mirroring pretty much takes care of any issues. (at least what I have seen so far). Netflix is great. More and more options will be available soon. I a, on the road a lot so using this in a hotel room is great. Also worked great on my iPhone 4. I watched an entire movie on Netflix with no issues. Only downside is your screen needs to be on all the time. Meaning phone/iPad.
     
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    The AV adapter IS for HDMI.
     
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    I have the Digital AV Adapter, ordered when I ordered my iPad 2, and that is what Apple calls their HDMI adapter :) But when I ordered, my order confirmation just said AV Adapter. Had it hooked up to HDMI on my television earlier this evening.
     
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    Apples digital AV adapters is not R/Y/W, it hooks and HDMI cable up to your Ipad.
     
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    Does it work as well as they say it will? I would like to hear how it works with an IPHone 4 as well.
     
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    I don't have my iPad 2 yet, it's due today, so only tried a movie, not mirroring. The movie worked and looked great. Will be trying the mirroring later today.
     
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    Anyone tried this cable on a jailbroken iPad1 running [Cydia's] DisplayOut? Does it mirror?

    I ask because I'm still scared of setting the time on my VCR ... and this one adaptor doesn't intimidate me ... much. I just want to hook up my HDTV and show pictures and stuff. But, hardware always gets me completely confused! :eek:

    Thanks.

    Marilyn
     
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    OK Guys... Splain me sumthin. Why is that adapter $20 more on fleabay than it is at the Apple store???? $59.00 on the 'bay and $39 at the Apple store! What gives?
     
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    It's FLEABAY. Whaddya expect? LOL!

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    i have the ipad 2 and just picked up the hdmi av cable it works good i got for games like real racer 2 it works grate for that just had to go to tv settings and zoom for full screen and movies look good to i wish they had way to do this wireless but over all happy with the way it works
     
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    Okay...to clear up some confusion:

    The VGA adapter requires a 9-pin VGA cable that goes from the adapter to a compatible 9-pin receptacle on a monitor or a projector. On the iPad 1, it does NOT natively mirror systemwide what you see on the screen but DOES mirror/output display for certain APPS (that have been coded for it, and there are quite a few-that will video out and some that will mirror-I've got a list going). I reckon it's the same way with the iPad 2, but I haven't gotten mine yet so I can't try it to confirm. Unless it's known that mirroring is system-wide enabled for VGA output as well.

    As for an A/V adapter using RGB cables, I've not tried that, either, but I understand that it, too, doesn't mirror natively on the iPad 1, but will output display for certain apps to a TV, monitor or projector.

    The new A/V adapter is purely HDMI output to TVs and projectors, as well as some monitors with HDMI inputs. THAT will natively mirror everything on the iPad 2. As for the iPad 1, well...let me tell you that I've been playing with the HDMI adapter on my first gen iPad and several apps DO mirror through HDMI and others just video out (all quite nicely!). Here are some observations using the HDMI adapter with my iPad 1:

    Star Walk -VGA and HDMI: no mirror but entire app displayed on external display.
    You Tube - VGA and HDMI: video out
    Perfect Browser -VGA and HDMI: mirror
    Sketchbook Pro -VGA and HDMI: mirror
    pics-slide show only VGA and HDMI
    Penultimate -VGA and HDMI: mirror
    NASA TV -VGA and HDMI: video output only, the rest of the app doesn't display on external.
    Laser Lights -HDMI mirror (haven't tried it with VGA yet)
    Sky Safari -VGA and HDMI: mirror
    Star map HD -VGA and HDMI: mirror
    Atomic Browser -VGA only
    TWiT Netcast Network - HDMI video out (the splash screen on the app mirrors though) - haven't tried VGA
    Live Cams HD. -HDMI: video out (the splash screen on the app mirrors though) - haven't tried VGA

    FYI: I just started a new "list" thread called "VGA / HDMI video out & mirroring: APPS THAT DO on the First Gen iPad" in the "iPad General Discussions" section. If you discover apps that will video out or mirror out using the HDMI adapter not he iPad 1, mention them there too.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011

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