All iPads Lightning Digital AV Adapter to VGA?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by amcoffin, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I would like to be able to have both HDMI and VGA out on my iPad 4th Gen.

    Obviously, I could buy both the Lightning Digital AV Adapter and the Lightning VGA adapter (at a combined cost of about $100).

    I'm wondering, though, if I can buy the Digital AV adapter and then use a product like this HDMI to VGA cable:

    Cable Matters Gold Plated Premium HDMI to VGA Active M/F Adapter

    Does anyone have any experience with this or a similar product, either with the previous generation Digital AV adapter, or, preferably, the new Lightning adapter?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested in a solution like this as well. When I looked into it some time ago, I didn't think it was possible without a large cumbersome active converter. However, the link the OP posted seems to have miniaturized the solution into a dongle-like assembly. The reviews look good, at least.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. Of course you won't get audio when going to HDMI to VGA, but I assume you already know that.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Yes, thanks. The VGA out will just be used for Keynote presentations...

    I may have to give this a shot. Reviews do seem generally good. What I'm trying to figure out is how finicky the adapter is--if it will not consistently work with a broad range of projectors, it will not be a reliable option for presentations.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    The only reason it wouldn't work on all projectors is if they don't support 1280x720 since that's what the iPad's mirroring resolution is set to.

    Personally, I'd just buy both Lightning adapters since with the HDMI to VGA plus shipping, you're only about 30 bucks away from owning both Apple versions. Plus, it's safe to assume they'll work every time.
     

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