iPod to TV via RCA Cables

Discussion in 'iPod' started by GoCubsGo, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I bought a RCA cable that would plug directly into my ipod (3 to 1 sort of deal) and then into my TV. I heard from some guy here that he did that on a 60" (give or take) TV and that it looked great. I tried this today on a 65" Widescreen HD TV and it looked like crap. It was a TV show from iTunes (Aquaman) bought about 1 week ago. Someone said it could be the cheap cable I have, but I am not sure.

    Any thoughts or experience with this?
    Thanks!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    I don't have a 65", but I have played iTMS videos from the iPod on my 27" and 40" LCDs and the 640x480 ones are very close to DVD quality. Doubt the cable matters.

    Perhaps the scaler in your HDTV sucks? How does it do with any other composite video source to the same input? (e.g. a VHS deck).

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  3. milo macrumors 604

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    My TV isn't nearly that big, but the 640 videos I've watched look darn close to DVD quality.
     
  4. GoCubsGo thread starter macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I have never experienced less than amazing quality from any input, xbox, vhs (well I do not have one but I presume) powerbook to dvi watching downloaded movie from itunes, cable etc.
    I'm not sure what is up.
     

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