About a month ago, I complained about the iPad's VGA Adapter only supporting a limited number of just Apple-developed applications. We are moving in the right direction:
As of yesterday, you can now stream Netflix directly to your iPad and, with the VGA dongle, have it run on your television. It's not perfect: the UI is funky, the picture doesn't always fill the entire screen, and navigation is difficult... but its a major step forward. Now if only the cable would simply mirror what is on the iPad!