10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2008 3:27 PM by andrewst4s
Jaesinn Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Can someone please tell me if the apple tv out line adapter works with the iphone 3G? I bought a third party adapter and it didn't work. I was being a cheapskate and bought a third party adapter, but i don't want to buy the apple version if it isn't going to work. PLEASE HELP!!!!!THANKS GUYS!!!!!!!

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  • clarkkent26 Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
    It does. I have one and its the same connection as both phones. It works fine. I got it from O2. Genuine Apple.
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    Some non-Apple adapters may work, but the plugs are not labelled correctly for Apple. i.e. the video may be on one of the audio outputs. Try each of them to find the video and left and right audio.
  • Jason L Community Specialists Community Specialists (10,880 points)
    Hey Jaesinn,

    This article provides more information about the adapters that work with the iPhone.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1454

    You can use the Apple Composite AV Cable or the Apple Component AV Cable.
    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=MB1 29LL/A
    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=MB1 28LL/A

    Jason
  • dgalvan123 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    So I got a third-party AV composite cable that was listed as being compatible with iPod Classic, Nano (video), touch, and iPhone. I plugged it in between my iPhone 3G and my TV, and only audio got to the TV, no video.

    I tried it again a little later, and was surprised to see that video was working! Great, I thought. But after about 2 minutes of flawless playback on the TV, the iPhone just quit playing that video and went back to the video selection screen where I had chosen the video. That is, the iPod app did not crash because iPhone didn't go back to the homescreen. It's just the video stopped playing. And then I couldn't get the video to play on the TV again. After unplugging and replugging the cable several times, I got another video to start playing on the TV, and again after just a minute or so it stopped.

    Also, several times I got a message on the iPhone 3G: "This accessory not made to work with iPhone." but it's supposedly compatible with iPhone!

    I wonder if this is a problem with this particular cable, or if it's a bug in the iPhone 3G, or if Apple has somehow made it so that we can only use their particular AV cable?

    Seeing as how I only paid $16 including shipping for this cable, it's not a huge deal, but I want to make sure that the iPhone 3G should be able to output TV properly before I fork over $50 for the apple-blessed cable. When the video connection WAS working, the video and audio were great. No flaws, no interference (I had the iphone in Airplane mode for some of the time, but the first time I got the video to play on the TV, it was NOT in Airplane mode).

    My hunch is that there's an iPhone 3G bug. But if someone is able to output video to a TV from the iPhone 3G without problems, I'd love to be proven wrong.
  • Jaesinn Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hey thanx for the input about the tv-out adapter, what ended up happening was I returned the 3rd party adapter to Radio Shack and got the Apple adapter instead. It was kinda my own fault cuz i purchased the 3rd party adapter for $29.99 and I was just plain old being a cheapskate (lol) for not just spending an extra $20. and getting a genuine Apple adapter that I knew would 100% be compatible for $49.99. The only regret was that Radio Shack only had the non-HD version of the Apple adapter so I'll just make due untill I find the HD tv-out adapter a little cheaper on-line or something, but again thanx for the input!!
    P.S. It's pretty cool watching Youtube or a video from my Iphone displayed on my LCD flatscreen!!!
  • Jaesinn Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hey thanx Jason L, (and by the way nice name!! lol)
  • George Psalmanazar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Does anyone know if the apple AV cable for the iPhone 3G will display internet pages and/or video and pictures from safari?
  • eaglesflight1258 Level 3 Level 3 (865 points)
    No, it cannot display web pages or pictures from web sites. What you can do is save a picture from a website by pressing and holding the image and then tapping "Save Image." You can then view the picture on the TV because it is saved under your photos.

    AV out only supports saved pictures, YouTube and other iPhone-optimized web videos, music, and movies saved on the iPhone.
  • silverxrider Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    This *****, i thought I was going to be able to by-pass the $60 a month data fee by using this feature to display web pages on my MAC while in the RV. I can tether by hacking but it only works over EDGE, and that is like watching paint dry.
  • andrewst4s Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Borrowed a mates genuine AV cable, movies and viewing phots works fine on 3G. Didn't think to check, does anyone konw if you can view a powerpoint attachment in an email via AV cable to TV?