2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2011 2:49 PM by Asatoran
kludlum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

So I have a first gen iPad and I bought a VGA connector for the iPad but when I connect it the only thing that will display is a movie for a few seconds and the a message shows up on the iPad that says that my device has not been approved to display protected movies.  What am I not doing to be able to display movies as well as other things?

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,350 points)

    You need a TV that is DHCP capable, which is the copy protection used by the owners of the media content available from Apple, such as movies from the iTunes Store.

  • Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)

    Dah•veed wrote:

     

    You need a TV that is DHCP capable...

    I believe you mean HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection) not DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) which is for IP networks and not TV or video.

    kludlum wrote:

     

    So I have a first gen iPad and I bought a VGA connector for the iPad...

    HDCP is only available on a digital connection like HDMI (High Definition Mulitmedia Interface) so you'd need the HDMI iPad adapter rather than the VGA adapter.   However I do not know for certain if the HDMI iPad adapter will play back HDCP content.  Dahveed is correct in that you will also need a HDCP compatible TV in order to get this to work.