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Component AV Cable

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Will Francis Calculating status...
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Apr 8, 2011 12:12 PM
Hi folks

Have searched on here for an answer to my query but conflicting information is shown so wanted to see if I can get a consensus about the Component AV Cable.

I've just bought an official Apple Component AV Cable in HMV, hooked it up to my TV and iPhone 4, running iOS 4.3, and no sound or video on my TV.

Is this down to a faulty cable or a faulty iOS?

Any help/advice appreciated before I take this back to HMV...

Thanks
Will
HP, Windows 7, iPhone 4, iOS 4.3, carrier 3 UK
  • brianwah Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2011 10:27 PM (in response to Will Francis)
    I purchased the same cables "official" apple brand and I can get sound from the iphone4 to my TV but the picture looks scrambed or diagonal lines going through it. Same result happened from viewing Netflix app, youtube, movie played via iphone video player. All have sound no picture...

    Also...I plugged the 3 video output cables to the corresponding plugs on my old TV.

    I purchased this about 2 months ago but didn't try it out until this weekend..you think I can get a refund?
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iphone4
  • brianwah Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 10, 2011 10:28 PM (in response to brianwah)
    Adding one more comment...I tried the following devices:

    iphone 4
    ipod touch (lastest version)
    ipad 2

    all do the same thing...sound but scrambled picture...
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • kxyoung Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:43 PM (in response to brianwah)

    I have similar issue but only after the iOS 5 update. It worked fine with previous iOS 4.3.3. 

     

    If you are still with iOS 4, then you'll need to turn on the video to TV feature in your iPhone under 'Setting' and that make sure it's output to NTSC and not PALS if you are in U.S.  Give it a try and see if that works.

  • sgrickov Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2011 2:59 AM (in response to Will Francis)

    I have the similar problem with my iphone 4 + iOS 5 and Apple Component cable. It works fine with iOS 4 - 4.3.1,

    but after upgrade to iOS 5, I get "No signal" message on my TV, when I connected the cable. It seems. that it's a bug in iOS 5. I am very disappointed.

  • Vinnie Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2011 10:41 AM (in response to sgrickov)

    I have just found that same issue. iPad before update to IOS 5 I could use either Apple composite or component cables to watch videos from VLC player or GoodReader or other video players and since the update I can't.

     

    I think Apple changed something in the update as if I go into Videos I can play my podcasts.

     

    So come on Apple or Developers sort it out.

  • Vinnie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Nov 22, 2011 10:53 AM (in response to Vinnie)

    Correction Goodplayer does work now but Flexplayer doesn't neither does VLC

  • nagyger Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2011 11:06 PM (in response to Will Francis)

    I have the same problem with my 3GS with (previously 4.3 iOS) now 5.0.1 iOS and Composite (!!) AV Cable: no video, only sound on TV out.

  • kxyoung Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 6, 2011 8:20 PM (in response to Will Francis)

    The way that I solved the no video but only audio issue with the composite AV cable, is as follow:

     

    With the composite AV cable hooked up to the TV and connected to your iPhone, go to Setting.  You should be able to see TV connection option (this option will not show if AV cable isn't connected to your iPhone).  Under the Widescreen slider, go ahead and turn it off then back on again. 

     

    You should be able to see the video display... at least it works with my iPhone 4.

     

    Unfortunately, once you disconnect the AV cable with the iPhone, and later reconnect it again... you will have to repeat the process of going to the Setting-TV Connection-Widescreen Off-Widescreen On.... again.

     

    I think it is is bug that can be easily fix by the programmer.

  • nomoreapple!! Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to kxyoung)

    omg, you are my hero.  the third party cable was working fine for a year before i upgraded to 5.0.1.  The places around me doesn't have apple component cable so I brought a composite cable to see if it will work.  It did but it reminded me why I didn't get an official cable in the first place.  The plug sticks to the tv like glue after I plug it in. The composite cable is going back to the store.  The widescreen off and on trick works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Apple failed to impress again.  I think they put the stupid bug in the update on purpose to sell more Apple branded cables.  I won't be buying another Apple product after this...

  • Luuk_1996 Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to Will Francis)

    I' ve got a ipad (1) running ios 5.1.1.  When i connect the cable also audio only, but when i go to settings and search for tv connections-widescreen on off i found out that tv connections is not even in my settings.

     

    Any suggestions?

  • kxyoung Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 14, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to Luuk_1996)

    Again, the AV cable needs to be connected to the TV first, before the setting will be shown in your device.

  • Luuk_1996 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to Will Francis)

    I have connected the cable in to the tv and the ipad, the sound does come out of my tv but i just don't have any video

  • kxyoung Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to Luuk_1996)

    Revisit my previous posting above.  On your iPad under setting, turn off the 'widescreen' first.... then turn it back on.

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