Apple Digital AV Adapter (HDMI) & DisplayOut (Cydia)
 
 
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Date: July 24, 2011 Review by: Simon Tay

Put your slides, movies, photos and everything else that fills your iPad 2 screen on an even bigger screen — your HDTV.

The Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors exactly what you see on iPad 2 so that everyone in the room can enjoy it on your widescreen TV, video projection screen or other HDMI-compatible display.

The Apple Digital AV Adapter also supports video out for iPad, iPhone 4 or iPod touch (4th generation).

Use the Apple Digital AV Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad 2 screen — apps, presentations, websites and more — on your HDTV or HDMI-compatible display in up to 1080p HD (movies play at up to 720p).

Watch slideshows and movies on the big screen in up to 720p by connecting your iPad, iPhone 4 or iPod touch (4th generation) to an HDTV or HDMI-compatible display.
The Apple Digital AV Adapter routes digital audio to screens that support it.

Connect the Apple Digital AV Adapter to your iPad, iPhone 4 or iPod touch (4th generation) via the 30-pin dock connector and to your HDMI-compatible display using an HDMI cable (sold separately).

A second 30-pin connector built into the AV adapter lets you charge and sync your device while it’s connected to your HDMI-compatible display.

Pros

  1. Very crispy clear!
  2. Can charge your iPad while you view your HDMI output videos from your iPad
  3. The adapter can fit properly even you have casing on no like other 3rd party types!
  4. Some applications already built in FULL Screen output such as youtube

Cons

  1. Majority of the Application mirroring output are in the aspect ratio of 4:3 of the iPad instead of the full screen output which will have “black bars” on the sides (Use jailbreak app “DisplayOut” to resolve this)
  2. Only Some applications had been updated to work full screen with HDMI output
  3. Older projector (that uses composite vga) needs additional VGA adapter to convert from HDMI to VGA
  4. You need a longer HDMI cable (pricy) & power extension cord for the charging cable if you want to sit far away from the television

The jailbreak application “DisplayOut” cost USD$2.99 but it’s well worth the value if you find out that you can display everything in true FULL SCREEN mode!

The links for the games demo in the video are listed below

  1. GT Racing: Motor Academy Free+ HD – Gameloft
  2. Death Rally – Remedy Entertainment Ltd
  3. Infinity Blade – Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
  4. Mirror’s Edge™ for iPad – Electronic Arts



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