Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The Lightning Digital AV Adapter Surprise

Cabel Sasser unravels the mystery of the shitty-quality “1080p” video-out from an iPad Mini using a Lightning connector adapter:

We thought we were going insane. This is just an AV adapter! Why are these things happening! Limited resolution. Lag. MPEG artifacts. Hang on, these are the same things we experience when we stream video from an iOS device to an Apple TV…

Don’t let me spoil the surprise for you.

Update: A comment by an “Anonymous Coward” fills in the missing pieces of this mystery. Fascinating stuff.