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Newbie and warning about non-Apple iPad Dock to HDMI AV adapters


iPF Noob
Mar 19, 2012
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Skillington Lincolnshire UK
Hi, I am retired and live in the country after a long career in sales and customer services in the IT services industry. In what spare time I have I design small company web sites, mainly for kicks, using Adobe Dreameaver. I enjoy the creativity, and I am intrested in all web design code and gadgets that improve the visibilty of web functionality within the Apple environment. I am particularly frustrated with Apple's decision not to support Adobe Flashplayer.
I also have an iPad2 which I use slavishly!
By way of my introductory contribution to this forum, I want to relate my experience wih a non-Apple iPad dock to HDMI AV adapter, which I used predominently to watch streamed iPlayer TV content via the iPlayer app on my ipad to my TV. I bought the adapter from a reputable supplier on eBay for about two thirds of the cost of the Apple version. This accessory worked fine until I migrated from Ios5 to 5.1. Whenever I plugged the adapter into m iPad following the upgrade, a notice came up saying that this accessory was not compatible with my iPad. The supplier was reputable and was, to the best of my knowledge, totally unaware of this lack of forward compatibility. Apple support would not help either understandably because the adaptor was non-Apple. I am guessing that this adapter is marketed widely over the internet via many suppliers.
I ordered a new adapter from Apple which was delivered within 36 hours and works fine. I guess there is a moral in there somewhere but never mind.


Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

Thank you for your advice which may help others.

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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