Quick iPod Classic Cable Question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by wrkactjob, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors 65816


    My now rather dated 80gb iPod can connect to my tv to play movies with a lead from the headphone socket to scart.

    I understand later ipods could not do this and needed a specific Apple lead to connect to the TV.

    When did this change occur?...I want to use the same lead but need a bigger drive ideally the 160gb classic. Will this simple headphone to scart lead still work on that model or the current 120gb classic?
  2. macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Would this be the 5th gen 80GB by any chance? (the last ones that had the plastic coating on the front). Apple changed it in 2007 when it became known as the iPod classic - so basically, any 80GB, 120GB or 160GB iPod that has an aluminum front needs the updated Apple-branded cabel.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Ah yes yes Ivan your right, tis indeed one of the last of the older types...ok looks like if I want a bigger drive I will also need to by the special cable...grrr.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Or you could just upgrade the hard drive on your ipod video to a 240GB for $224 after rebate:


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