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Good for what it does do - notable for what it does not.
on 14 May 2012
This is no replacement for Apple TV, nor has it been sold to be.
I was very excited about this as we are often crammped on the sofa watching something on iPlayer on my IPad and the thought of watching from the Ipad on TV was a great idea.
iPlayer - fantastic. ITVplayer - no good. YouTube - fantastic. Other web-based video - no good.
iPhone - YouTube - not bad (quality a bit ropey). iPlayer - no good.
Video content on phone or ipad plays very well and in good resolution. We sat down to watch Britain's Got Talent on the ITVPlayer and it just doesn't work.
As previous reviewers have mentioned, this does not mirror your iPad content - you do need Apple TV for that but I was a little disappointed that it would not even stream the ITVPlayer through the telly.
For the money, this is really not bad. I would play your video content on the TV for example when you are on holiday (with a scart adapter) - great for the kids. It has not, however, fulfilled the need that I got it for and I feel it is a bit lacking in function.
Build quality, connector quality and packaging are, as usual for Amazon Basics, first rate. You don't need an instruction manual.
In summary - you should know what this does and does not do before you buy it. Works well for what it does do but doesn't do everything I wished.