Will a VGA to component adapter work?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by slester, May 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    I just purchased the iPad VGA cable. Then I realized my TV doesn't have a VGA input. I found this adapter on monoprice.com.

    Do you think the iPad would be able to send video out through a VGA cable with this component adapter? Monoprice says that it won't unless the computer supports component video out.

    Should I just get a composite adapter instead? I'd like maximum resolution. My TV is 720.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    Apple sells both component and composite cables for the iPad - I have both and both look amazing - you should be able to find these on eBay for $30 each.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Thanks. I didn't realize Apple sold the component cables. I was in the store last night and only saw the composite cables. I chose VGA because it was the only cable specifically branded for the iPad and I also wanted HD resolution.

    I'd still like to know if a component adapter would work with the VGA cable if anyone knows.

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