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What cable to connect iPhone to TV after 1.1.1??

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HeyJP Level 4 Level 4 (2,375 points)
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Sep 27, 2007 3:49 PM
The iPhone update 1.1.1 allows the iPhone to output audio/video to a TV. What cable do you use?

Jim
17" MacBook Pro - 2.33 GHz - 8 Gig iPhone !!, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2 Gbyte RAM - 200 GByte Drive
  • Scott Cropper Calculating status...
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    Sep 27, 2007 3:53 PM (in response to HeyJP)
    I did the update but can't seem to get to the TV out to work with my Monster iTV link cable. Not sure if I'm missing something or if it is only going to work with Apple's iPod TV out cable.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Jason L Community Hosts Community Hosts (9,250 points)
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    Sep 27, 2007 4:18 PM (in response to HeyJP)
    Hey JP,

    You can use the Apple Component AV Cable cables available online.
    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore

    Jason
    MBP 2.0, 2GB ram, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Jason L Community Hosts Community Hosts (9,250 points)
    Hey Scott,

    Are you plugging the cable into the headset jack on the iPhone or into the dock?
    Try plugging the iTV cable into line out port of the iPhone dock.

    Jason
    MBP 2.0, 2GB ram, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • SMF Calculating status...
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    Sep 27, 2007 4:20 PM (in response to HeyJP)
    I would expect the following page will be updated soon to indicate exactly what cable/dock combinations work with TV Out on the iphone:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300233

    A reasonable guess would be that any of the solutions that work with ipod Touch will also work with the iPhone. I've already ordered the composite AV cable for my 3G nano, and think it's likely it will also work with the iPhone.

    Susan
  • Jmilan007 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Sep 27, 2007 4:30 PM (in response to Jason L)
    those cables are only compatible with nano,itouch and ipod classic? what gives?
    iMac G5,Mac Book,iPhone,40gb Video iPod, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Scott Cropper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 27, 2007 4:40 PM (in response to Jason L)
    The Monster iTV Video Cable has the 30 pin iPod connector on one end and then AV (Sound) and AV or S-Video (Video) connectors on the other end. I'm plugging it directly into iPhone. I've tried the different settings on the iPhone under Settings | iPod | TV Out but its not showing up on the TV (no signal). I'll try it via the dock later and see if I can get it to work that way. Since the cable really doesn't do anything but deliver the video you would think it would work fine. I've seen other accessories that charge etc. not work but this is just a cable and I would think the connector is the same.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • SMF Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    You might try the trick that works with ipods using third party composite cables - switch the red and yellow cables when connecting to the TV (ie, plug red cable into the yellow video-in on the TV). No guarantees, but worth a try....

    Susan
  • KershMan Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2007 4:18 AM (in response to HeyJP)
    I have tried the Xtrememac Roadshow with no luck. What is strange with that is I was getting audio through my car radio Aux port before, now I get nothing.
    2GHz Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 2GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive
  • Ben Voth1 Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2007 8:30 AM (in response to SMF)
    Interesting fact on the AV cables.

    Apple's original AV cables which do connect to line out port of the adapters will play audio but no video. I dropped my 5G video ipod into cradle and saw clear video and audio.

    I dropped my iPhone into the cradle and got an onscreen message that the device was not compatible. I did hear audio via the cables but there was no video.

    I attached the cable to the cradle included with the iPhone and did not get the error message but still got no video.

    It appears that you must purchase the most recent edition of the AV cable. Mine is barely a year old so I am a bit jaded that the new $49 cable is necessary to get video out of the iPhone.
    powerbook g4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • DrunkTank Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2007 9:30 AM (in response to HeyJP)
    i was wondering if the line out (1/8") on the back of the iPhone dock is for audio only or does it have a video portion to it. i have the cable which does video from the video ipod out of that jack but it didnt seem to work with the iphone dock..

    thanks!
    jake
    G5 Quad / 2.5 gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.9), MOTU 896HD, Digital Performer 5, Waves Plug-Ins
  • coolerkid9999 Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:05 AM (in response to HeyJP)
    Is there a cheaper place to get this? $50 for a **** cable is insane! Also, is there any way to get a converter so that the component cable will also work with composite?
  • chesterdad Calculating status...
    This is totally unethical behavior on the part of Apple.. and I am a long time customer going back to an Apple II! Obsoleting connector products arbitrarily so you can rebuy accessories again!! for what reason other than greed?

    Won't fall for this again. Steve, I hope you are reading and will start to reverse this negative trend
    Powerbook G4 17, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Kathylee Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Sep 29, 2007 9:55 AM (in response to chesterdad)
    I bought the regular red/white/yellow cable, an S-Video cable, AND the Universal Dock with IR all for my 5G iPod and it worked well. However, it appears that they do not work with the iPhone. It's a total waste of money to have bought those things and they don't work across iPods. I can understand that the 3rd-ring in the headphone jack is for a mic and therefore, not video, but the universal dock and cables should work. I'm not going to buy the new cable either. Guess I'll skip ever watching my iPod video on TV.
    Powerbook G4, Dual PowerMac G5, 20" iMac (Core Duo), MacPro "Octo", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Kathylee Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Sep 29, 2007 10:12 AM (in response to Kathylee)
    So, I read the apple page linked to above... I see that the "old" stuff is the iPod Universal Dock vs. the Apple Universal Dock... and the iPod cable is different than the Apple cable. Very straightforward... So, for iPhone and iPod touch, it's all new stuff. hmpf. Think it's because of DRM restrictions??
    Powerbook G4, Dual PowerMac G5, 20" iMac (Core Duo), MacPro "Octo", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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