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What's an Apple Digital AV Adapter?

The Apple Digital AV Adapter is a device that connects and iPad to a TV to watch movies, shows, or just to have the iPad displayed on a bigger screen. Watch this About.com video to learn how the Apple Digital AV Adapter works. Transcript Hi, I'm Chris Davis for About.com. Today I will go over how to connect your i pad with your HDTV, using an Apple Digital AV adapter. Features of the Apple Digital AV Adapter Although the iPad is capable of displaying and streaming HD video, it doesn't have an HDMI port. This is where the Apple Digital AV Adapter comes in. It is a small device, approximately three inches long. One end is the standard male 30-pin i pad connector while the the other end has two ports. A female 30-pin i pad connector and a female HDMI port. This end features both the HDMI Connector and the iPad connector so that you can display video through the HDMI cable while charging your iPad simultaneously. This comes in handy when you are watching feature length films. Watch Videos with the Digital AV Adapter Video playback is one possible use for the Digital AV Adapter. The iPad will also mirror any app. This mode will allow you to use your HDTV even if the app doesn't support video playback. First connect the Digital AV adapter into the connection port of the i pad. Next insert an HDMI cable into your HDTV then connect the other end into the Digital AV Adapter. At this point you should have connection and be able to see the contents of your ipad on your HDTV. If the video doesn't show, press the home button and it should reset the ipad so the image will come up. Some apps will act differently. Video playback will only show the video on the HDTV while giving you a message on the actual i pad. The remaining apps will mirror your i pad allowing you to show exactly what's on your iPad. This adapter also works with the original iPad, the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, and the iPod 4th generation. To learn more check us out on the web at About.com. Thanks for watching.
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