Linking iPhone to a TV - HDMI?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Philsy, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2004
    South coast of England

    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?


  2. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2004
    South coast of England
    Thanks, I've seen those. However, I thought it was possible to link an iPod via the HDMI socket on the TV.

    Perhaps not?

  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2008
    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.
  5. macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    Absolutely not. Composite and component only.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2004
    South coast of England
    OK thanks. Back to the 20th century I go... :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors 603

    Jun 30, 2007
    HDMI is a digital connection and the iPhone only has an analog output.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    Dordrecht (near Rotterdam), Hollandia.

    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" :cool:
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    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.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    How is this connected to the iPad/iPhone?

    I have a composite cable, would this make the picture better
  11. macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2010
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    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.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2010
    :apple: TV :)

    Just waiting for the price to drop and I will be on board Apple.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010
    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.

  15. macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2008
    there's really no benefit to using the HDMI though. same quality outputting from the iphone
  16. macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2010
    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.
  17. macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2010
    Drop ?? Below $99 ?
    Too bad you'll never get one :)
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010

    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
  19. macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2010
    HDMI adapter works better with iPad

    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.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    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...
  21. macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    That post was made In August. Apple Tv/iPod announcements were made in September. Prior, the Apple TVs were $199.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2006
  23. macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
  24. macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    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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