About iPad 2 to TV Cable
Connecting your iPad to your TV is a great idea. It allows you to watch services such as Netflix and iPlayer on a big screen, effectively making your TV 'smart'. Just connect the thirty pin connector to your IPad, and the other end to your TV.
The TV connector comes in two varieties. If you have a HD TV, and want to watch in stunning clarity, buy the HD version and connect to the HDMI port.
If your TV isn't HD ready, don't panic. Some TVs allow you to connect to a VGA (sometimes called RGB or PC) port - the clarity is just as good. Whichever type you choose, just connect, start the video and switch to the appropriate input.
If you're connecting through VGA, make sure you buy a cable that's long enough. Unlike HDMI, VGA doesn't transmit sound, so you'll have to connect the headphones socket to external speakers. A short cable makes things a bit awkward, as the two connectors are at opposite ends of the iPad two.
If you're planning on watching a film, make sure the iPad is charged to at least 75%. Connecting to a TV does tend to eat battery power at a rate of knots. So if you're away from home, ensure you can recharge if you'll be needing your iPad again.
Most TV services (iPlayer, Netflix etc.) allow you to view your iPad on a TV, but beware that currently Sky do not. So if you are planning on using this cable to avoid paying multi-room subscriptions, think again.