iPod classic tv out

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Skull21, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    For some reason I can't turn on TV out. If I click the action button, it remains at off. Is anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    don't think classics support tv out through the headphone jack anymore, only through dock (can someone confirm/retort this). is this how you are trying to connect it?
     
  3. macrumors member

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    What kinda of cord are you using? I wasn't sure. But for some odd reason i thought you need a ipod classic specific cord. Just curious.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I know that you do need a 30-prong plug to do video in 480i. i never had a video ipod, so i dont' know how they connect. But yes, it is only video connect through pin connector, aka the bottom. The cord is 50 bucks, the dock is 50 bucks. i think you can just go straight cord to tv.
     
  5. macrumors 604

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    Anyone with ANY of the new ipods get one of the new cables and try the video out yet?

    And has anyone with a new one tried a video at the new higher setting?
     
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  7. macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the link. Odd that it doesn't mention the touch since the apple store says it's supported. Maybe it's just limited to shipping models so far?
     
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  10. macrumors 68000

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    from the article
    that maybe but these types of devices are a no-go
     
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  12. macrumors newbie

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    hi, i have a question, i got a classic (coming tomorrow) and today i bought a universal dock (that didn't came with av cable), so, since i already own a product with the chip can i buy a ordinary av cable for ipod or do i need the "official" av cable aswell?
    thanks
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    i just got a 80 gig classic and the tv out option allows me to choose between on off and ask...

    my question is what kind of cable should i get...

    dos it connect through the ipod connector via usb because the ipod link above shows just component or composite with usb end...

    i am confused help me please...


    anybody with classic and has this worked?
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    The simple answer is the Apple AV cable accessory which is like $50. However, if you are like me with a third party portable video player, mine is the Sonic Impact V55, then the current firmware version does not allow the TV out to work. I am in the process of finding/downloading the 1.0.2 version firmware that will supposedly allow this function to work. The AV cable for an additional $50 annoys me. Plus it prevents the nice streamlined interface for the player docking.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    You are correct; on my 4th, 5th gen iPods, I could use my headphones' jack and plug in the A/V out cable from there. The Classic version requires a dock connector; there is even the icon there than says I have to use the dock connector.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    No dock

    I believe there is a new AV cable that simply plugs into the bottom of the iPod Classic. No Dock.
     
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    Well you want plug it into the dock. I checked it out at the store; you can do one of two things: plug it in directly, it comes with component and audio cables and a USB plug; or you can plug it into the dock. It's not any difference. You're paying $50 for the dock that really does nothing; and $50 for the A/V cable.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    $100 to plug it into the tv??????
     

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