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Old Oct 17, 2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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Linking iPhone to a TV - HDMI?

Hi

I fancy trying linking my iPhone to my TV to watch rented movies.

I thought that this was done via the TV's HDMI socket, but Apple doesn't appear to sell a suitable lead.

Can anyone advise, please?

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Old Oct 17, 2008, 04:01 AM   #2
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They sell cable connections with composite and component cables. Since you're talking iPhone-quality videos, you should really just buy the composite cables since EVERY television will have those.
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 04:15 AM   #3
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Thanks, I've seen those. However, I thought it was possible to link an iPod via the HDMI socket on the TV.

Perhaps not?

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Old Oct 18, 2008, 04:59 PM   #4
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i'm going to guess that you have standard definition downloads. So composite cables will be fine. You'll have to use your dock if you're using an older model of iphone to export the video.

IF you have a HD video, then go get the component cables.

Note of advice, some standard def content will look bad on a big HDTV.
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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However, I thought it was possible to link an iPod via the HDMI socket on the TV.
Absolutely not. Composite and component only.
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 02:41 AM   #6
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OK thanks. Back to the 20th century I go...
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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Thanks, I've seen those. However, I thought it was possible to link an iPod via the HDMI socket on the TV.

Perhaps not?

Phil
HDMI is a digital connection and the iPhone only has an analog output.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Dexim

Dexim has a neat little device whom should be attached to the data-port, this device uses a mini-HDMI connector, which should allowing you to hook up a; "mini-HDMI > cable > HDMI"
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 07:33 PM   #9
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There is an dock connected to VGA adaptor for the iPad, some people say it works with iPhone 4 some people say it doesn't. You can easily get a VGA to HDMI cable.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 07:47 PM   #10
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There is an dock connected to VGA adaptor for the iPad, some people say it works with iPhone 4 some people say it doesn't. You can easily get a VGA to HDMI cable.
How is this connected to the iPad/iPhone?

I have a composite cable, would this make the picture better
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 07:54 PM   #11
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 08:40 PM   #12
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Do you have a PS3?

Everything I encode (from my own DVD collection of course) with handbrake for my iPhone 4 can also play on my PS3. I have an external drive loaded with these encoded files, as well as most of my music, connected to the PS3 by my TV. I have an audio cable hooked up to my Onkyo receiver if I just want to play some pandora/mp3s with my iPhone.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 08:48 PM   #13
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Just waiting for the price to drop and I will be on board Apple.
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Old Oct 20, 2010, 09:25 AM   #14
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Hi all,

Google iPhone 4 HDMI and you will see a Noosy has created a iPhone 4 and iPad HDMI adapter exactly what your require. these are expected to ship early november.

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Old Oct 20, 2010, 09:49 PM   #15
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there's really no benefit to using the HDMI though. same quality outputting from the iphone
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 04:25 PM   #16
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The issue (for me) isn't the quality issue. HDMI is an overkill, but I am buying a minivan that only has an HDMI input to the video screen and I'd like to be able to hook up an ipod to it to show movies on while driving. My four and two year old don't care about the quality of the video. They just want to be able to see it.
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 09:44 PM   #17
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Just waiting for the price to drop and I will be on board Apple.
Drop ?? Below $99 ?
Too bad you'll never get one
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 08:48 PM   #18
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There is a product, but its not an official apple product

30pin to HDMI, includes audio and video


but no USB charging, otherwise I would have ditched my $50 apple component cables already
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 12:51 PM   #19
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HDMI adapter works better with iPad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeFeV9Ypazc

Got this to work with my jailbreak iPad. It works with my iPhone 4 too but without an USB charger, it will drain the phone battery. Not a good idea.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 09:50 PM   #20
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Hi there lads!

Got a little problem/question regarding the Dexim DRA022B
Dock with mini HDMI.

Everything works just fine with the Component cable that came with the dock.

BUT I have no sound or picture as soon as I try to use a proper mini HDMI cable (mini-hdmi to mini-hdmi connecting the dock to my Optoma PK301 pico projector).

Nobody addresses this problem, but I would think, that when you have a TV or projector with HDMI input (either standard or mini) you would naturally choose only one cable between your dock and the display device rather than 5 cables of the component.

Therefore I replaced Dexim's component cable and used a proper mini to mini and plugged it into my projector.

And that is where I am and it doesn't work.

Is it because the 3GS (and 4) has only analog component out and the connector on the dock is just a mini HDMI connector and not proper HDMI out, meaning it is still analog and my projector can not pick this source up as it is not a true digital source as HDMI is supposed to be...?

Seems like quite a lot of people on Amazon had similar problems, but everyone just says: Couldn't get any picture nor sound, but no info about the connection cable used..

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help...
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 12:08 AM   #21
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Drop ?? Below $99 ?
Too bad you'll never get one
That post was made In August. Apple Tv/iPod announcements were made in September. Prior, the Apple TVs were $199.
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Old Dec 9, 2010, 08:12 PM   #22
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iPad, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4 connect to TV via HDMI

Check out this site:

http://secure.serverlab.net/shop/mer...t_Code=iP-HDMI

Wolverine is the vendor selling it. Sells for $59.95. Does not include the HDMI cable.
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Check out this site:

http://secure.serverlab.net/shop/mer...t_Code=iP-HDMI

Wolverine is the vendor selling it. Sells for $59.95. Does not include the HDMI cable.
Looks useful, but why do people bump weeks old threads?
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Old Dec 9, 2010, 09:26 PM   #24
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If you get an Apple TV (iTV) you can play from your iPhone to your TV wireless through Airplay via the Apple TV's HDMI output.
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