connecting iPods to a TV via AV - what is video like?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by AeroBar, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    hi,

    can anyone tell me what the video and sound quality is like when an iPod is connected to a non-High Def TV via the AV port?

    what size is the picture?

    I'm about to buy a connector but would like to know first if it worth it.

    cheers.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    It is pretty decent. I have one for when I travel. It is not HD video with surround sound but the movies and tv shows are very watchable.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks.

    would you say not as good as DVD, but better than VHS?

    does the video show on all the TV screen?
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Better than VHS but not as good as DVD would be about right.

    As for it showing full screen, it depends on the aspect ratio of the video file and the TV. On a wide screen TV a wide screen movie will cover the full screen but a movie with a 4:3 ratio will have black bars on the sides. A 4:3 ratio TV will have black bars on the top and bottom while a 4:3 image will show up full screen. Some TV are able to stretch the image to eliminate the bars so that depends on the TV.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks kornyboy.:D
     

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