2 Car TVs with AV output/input-How to use iPhone for video

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  1. Gala macrumors regular

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    I've got a TV setup in my car. 1 is a DVD player w/screen and AV output. The other is just a screen with AV input and will play whatever DVD is on screen 1. Is it possible to hook my iPhone, iPad, iPod up to one of the screens to play my digital movies?
     
  2. Gala thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. I saw that but the input to the second TV is a single yellow AV cable that carries the audio and video from the first TV. It doesn't have any other input jacks
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Then you have to read up on the technical spec of your screen.

    For this screen, the most likely connection type are: Composite, S-Video, Component.

    The Apple cable is a Composite connection.

    The screen vendor may sell an adapter cable.

    So, if the screen accepts Composite, then all that is needed is an appropriate "dumb" adapter cable to fit a round hole into a square peg. If vendor doesn't sell the cable but gives you a pin-out (tells you what each pin on the cable is) then potentially you can just make your own.

    If screen connection is OTHER than Composite then it gets more complicated, you may want to call cousin geeky to take a look, and translate that tech manual for you.
     
  4. Gala thread starter macrumors regular

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    would this help.

    http://d.pr/i/BhUM
    This is all the screen has to offer for inputs. The single AV yellow that you see does both the audio and video from the DVD screen
     
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  6. Gala, May 22, 2013
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