In case you already weren't aware, the Apple Component Video Cable for iPhone/iPod works with iPad. Since I don't have the iPad VGA cable yet, I can't really say one is better quality then the other although the VGA probably is. Also it might be a good idea to keep in mind that not all televisions / viewing devices support VGA. Confirmed list of what apps work withcomponent cable for video: Video app Keynote app Youtube app Photo Slide Shows Video out works with websites: www.Youtube.com http://trailers.apple.com http://video.google.com www.cnn.com/video http://video.foxnews.com www.msnbc.com video section works Notable list of apps that component cable DOES NOT WORK with: Current Netflix app Current Slingplayer app Current Weather Channel in app videos BUGGY: iTunes store App: preview of video TV shows, movies, etc. (works rarely, crashes or black screen) Current AP News: in App videos I hope they update netflix to allow video out. also I'm not really sure if the iPad VGA cable is such of a different nature that some of these apps will work flawlessly... ie netflix etc.