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boss1
Apr 4, 2010, 06:45 PM
In case you already weren't aware, the Apple Component Video Cable for iPhone/iPod (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB128LL/B?fnode=MTY1NDAzOQ&mco=MTM3NTM0Mjg) works with iPad.

Since I don't have the iPad VGA cable yet, I can't really say one is better quality then the other although the VGA probably is.

Also it might be a good idea to keep in mind that not all televisions / viewing devices support VGA.

Confirmed list of what apps work withcomponent cable for video:

Video app
Keynote app
Youtube app
Photo Slide Shows


Video out works with websites:

www.Youtube.com
http://trailers.apple.com
http://video.google.com
www.cnn.com/video
http://video.foxnews.com
www.msnbc.com video section works



Notable list of apps that component cable DOES NOT WORK with:

Current Netflix app
Current Slingplayer app
Current Weather Channel in app videos
BUGGY: iTunes store App: preview of video TV shows, movies, etc. (works rarely, crashes or black screen)
Current AP News: in App videos



I hope they update netflix to allow video out.

also I'm not really sure if the iPad VGA cable is such of a different nature that some of these apps will work flawlessly... ie netflix etc.



boss1
Apr 4, 2010, 07:05 PM
Also,

iPod app does not display in full screen mode like it would on a mac "Fullscreen mode" / Album artwork mode.

boss1
Apr 4, 2010, 07:53 PM
update:

Video out Works:
StreamToMe app
Yahoo Entertainment App


Video out Doesn't work:
ABC Player app (and btw this app crashes a lot)

hualon
Apr 4, 2010, 08:13 PM
Thanks for the tip!

waitingallday
Apr 4, 2010, 09:14 PM
boss1,

That's great news! I was going to look into it, but thanks for the confirmation. I have two questions:

Does the wall plug give enough power to charge the iPad?
Generally, what is the overall length of the cable from a) wall to split, b) split to Dock Connector, and c) split to composites/audio. I'm not looking for exact, but just guesses in feet.


Nancy

Mad.Rider
Apr 4, 2010, 09:34 PM
I'll be buying that, thanks for the tip.

shakenmartini
Apr 4, 2010, 09:43 PM
This is good news. This means a cheaper knockoff cable (vga) will come soon.

I like apple, but $30 adapters is annoying.

boss1
Apr 4, 2010, 09:54 PM
boss1,

That's great news! I was going to look into it, but thanks for the confirmation. I have two questions:

Does the wall plug give enough power to charge the iPad?
Generally, what is the overall length of the cable from a) wall to split, b) split to Dock Connector, and c) split to composites/audio. I'm not looking for exact, but just guesses in feet.


Nancy

1. Yes The wall plug does charge the iPad
2. Overall length of the cable is about 6 feet ( 3 feet from the electrical plug to the split) ( 3 feet of wire from split to the iPad & 3 feet of RCA type wire from the split to the TV)

nippyjun
Apr 4, 2010, 09:57 PM
The composite ones say they work with ipad too.

mpuck972
Apr 4, 2010, 10:53 PM
If your abc app is crashing a lot, try rebooting your iPad.