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Nateokstate Level 1 (0 points)
Ok, am I the only one who can't get the display mirroring to work on iPad 2? I plugged the hdmi adapter in to the iPad and got the Home screen to mirror, but when I played a video using the 'Videos' app the video displayed on my tv, but not on the iPad. iPad just showed a message 'your video is playing on your tv, (paraphrase). I would appreciate any help.

27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad 2 wifi+3G, iPhone 4, apple tv 2
  • abentrod Level 1 (0 points)
    My ipad 1 works the same way from day one, nothing wrong with yours just the way it works
  • Nateokstate Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the reply on iPad 1. Kinda defeats the point of 'mirroring' if it only displays on one screen at a time. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed.
  • Lougle Level 1 (120 points)
    An app's video out capabilities over ride video mirroring. For example, mirroring will display the home screen on your TV but when opening Keynote, the app will switch to its video output as seen on iPad 1. In Keynote - sideshow on TV, next slide and notes on iPad screen.

    This is what iPad 2 is doing in the Video app.
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    I saw it too when mirroring videos. But, this only happens when playing videos in fullscreen. Try this, open a YouTube video in full screen. Now minimize the video, the video is now mirrored an both displays.  The same with videos on the Vimeo web site. http://vimeo.com/20942481

    It would take a lot more ram than what the iPad has to display fullscreen videos on both the iPad and Tv/monitor at the sometime.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 (23,830 points)
    Help me out here ... what exactly would be the point of showing a video on both the iPad and on the tv? If connected by one of the cables, it would be at best awkward; if using AirPlay, it would just look goofy.
  • Nateokstate Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, glad to hear it's not just me. This is disappointing for me. I was planning on using the adapter to drive a second hdmi display in my van, so kids can see the movie easier. I think they are really stretching the use of 'mirroring'. Steve said at the launch that it will work with 'anything' that's on your screen. Apparently that's not entirely true. Netflixx doesn't mirror, your personal movies won't mirror. I think I'm taking my dv adapter back.
  • Nateokstate Level 1 (0 points)
    @David. You are probably right. Just might not have the GPU horsepower to drive both screens.
  • yosh8585 Level 1 (0 points)
    No video is even showing up on my tv. The mirroring worked once but then the iPad went to sleep and now I can't get it to work again. Any thoughts?

    Panasonic 58" VT25 Plasma
    iPad2
  • Mark Hollingsworth Level 1 (10 points)
    Mine does nothing.

    iPad2. Visio 42"

    Maybe a resolution problem?


    What is the output of the iPad?
  • Mark Hollingsworth Level 1 (10 points)
    I tried it with the VGA adapter I have, worked great. Mirrored the screen just fine.

    But nothing on the TV with the HDMI adapter.
    I have a 1080i TV, could that be it? I thought the iPad could output 720P?

    So do you need a 1080p tv for it to work?
  • iF10w Level 1 (0 points)
    Am having the same problem. I got a 37" LG 720p and nothing is being mirror with neither the VGA Adapter or HDMI adapter. I thinks is my HDTV .
  • Twdawg Level 1 (0 points)
    I am also unable to mirror my iPad 2 on my HDTV. My HDMI cable runs to my Denon A/V Receiver, then to the TV. I get nothing. This HDMI cable is usually plugged into my NetGear PushToTV adapter, and that works fine so I know the HDMI cable is fine. Any ideas? Possible bad adapter maybe?
  • HyperNova Software Level 6 (8,655 points)
    fyi, I'm watching 'Star Trek' (the latest movie) via Netflix using the hdmi adapter on my iPad 2.

    It isn't mirrored but the video looks and sounds great on my Sony NX810 60 and Yamaha receiver.

    Apparently, full screen movies won't mirror but it seems everything else does.

    Message was edited by: Michael Superczynski
  • Twdawg Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok folks. Here was my deal. After trying my AV adapter unsuccessfully on 3 different hdtv's, I decided to take my HDMI adapter back to the Apple Store today. They swapped it out, no problems. Now, I simply plug in the HDMI cable to the adapter then the adapter to the iPad and voila - mirroring works. Upon further investigation (asking the dude at the Apple Store), there was a bad batch of the AV-HDMI adapters.

    So if ur having problems, consider swapping your adapter out.

    Good luck!
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