View Full Version : Ipod to Home Thetaer problems

Jun 28, 2008, 01:09 AM
I have an new Ipod 80g and have a universal dock with the apple component cable , I want to connect it to my monitor through my Home Theater so I can see the cover art etc on my monitor. No matter what I try I can't get the video to work , I even hooked the component cables directly to my monitor and still got nothing does anyone have any ideas why this is happening? I spoke with a home theater guy and he told me to use a composite cable . Any help would be appreciated , it's really bugging me. The audio works fine.

Jun 28, 2008, 01:35 AM
It depends on what your Monitor has inputs for component(3 video, 2 audio) or composite(1 video, 2 audio), they aren't interchangeable, so you may need the composite apple adapter.

PS I don't want to scare you, but I think the spellcheck on your iPod might be broken too.

Jun 28, 2008, 08:16 AM
Sorry , for the spelling, I was tired of messing around with this. My monitor has component, composite inputs along with HDMI , S-video etc. This morning I hooked directly to the Monitor input including the audio , which works fine in all applications, but still no video. I 'm now convinced there is something wrong with either my iPod or the cable or me for even caring this much about seeing the artwork on screen.

Jun 28, 2008, 07:23 PM
Sorry about the joke, i just couldn't resist :)

Is it a new universal dock and cable from Apple? I believe apple changed the video output specs with the last batch of iPods, so older cables won't work.

Jun 29, 2008, 08:26 AM
Apparently what I wanted to do , can't happen, it seems you can't show cover art on a TV monitor. I went to an Apple store with my iPod and new component cable and they couldn't get it to do it either. I would have thought it would be something a person would want to be able to see on screen. Thanks to all for their help