All iPads Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by G-Ziss, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. G-Ziss macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    I bought a knock-off one on eBay for $16.99 - the one with red wires that you see being sold for cheap. Unfortunately, it doesn't work very well so my only other option is the official Apple one.

    I'm hesitant to buy one, however, because the reviews on Apple's own website are pretty terrible. Strangely, the reviews on Amazon are great. I can't understand how the reviews can be so different for the same product.

    Does anyone own one and can tell me how well it works?

    Also, does it require a power source for it to work? The one I got on eBay required it to be plugged in with an AC adapter.
  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    I have it. You don't need to plug the iPad in but I found with my 12.9" I frequently did otherwise the battery would drain very quickly.
  3. G-Ziss thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2014
    Other than the battery drain, would you say it works well?

    Has it been able to display everything you wanted it to? And was the audio in synch with the video?

    Those were the main problems with the one I got on eBay. It would not display everything I tested, and when it did display, the audio was out of synch with the video.
  4. jameschho macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    I wouldn't trust anything non apple for this adapter because the adapter has a SOC embedded in it to decode the h.264 video stream coming from the lightning port. The lightning port can't actually output HDMI so it requires tight software integration between the adapter SOC and iOS.

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