apple tv to S-Video

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by fkntotalkaos, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. fkntotalkaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2007
    is this possible? I want to put an apple tv in my suv for rear seat entertainment
  2. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    With a component to s-video adapter, possibly.
  3. fkntotalkaos thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2007
    no, it is much more difficult than that.
    i found this on
  4. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    How is this difficult? That's a fairly simple adapter.
  5. mkaake macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2003
    Aside from costing $129 (which puts you up near mac mini territory on pricing, which can do composite natively), it's a powered converter - not a simple cable conversion. I think that was the point - it's not a passive device.

    Anyhew, I think the mini would be the better option anyway - if you get an active device like the aforementioned option, you'll be doing two scale operations on most content - 480i/p into aTV, scaled to 720P, scaled back to 480i. With a mini, you can set the output to 480 from the start, and get a better resulting image quality.

    Not that it matters a whole bunch on an 8" screen in a moving vehicle, but something to think about. And with the mini setup, you get an optical drive, but you do loose the convenience of easy power on/off.
  6. fkntotalkaos thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2007
    Well for the car the Alpine ( KCE-415i ipod adaptor is the best option now.

    * iPod video to Alpine rear seat entertainment system
    * • Composite or S-Video output selection
    * • iPod Video function (Play/Pause, Skip FW/BW) control directly from a monitor
    * • Control via touch screen TME-M770S, iPod, or Remote Control.
    * • Charges iPod battery when connected.

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    Optimize Video Resolution With S-Video
    The KCE-415i provides both composite and S-Video output, perfect for connecting to the PKG-RSE2. You can also use the composite audio output to listen to the video soundtrack or music from the iPod through the RSE system. And as an added bonus, the iPod charges while it’s connected, and turns on/off with the car’s ignition system.

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  7. CecilAcher macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    apple tv to S-Video

    I think that was the point - it's not a passive device and according to learners insurance, your cover may actually be void if you wire this into your car yourself.

  8. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    For use in the car, I would think that an iPod would be a much more practical solution. After all, you're going to need a power inverter to supply 115VAC to an AppleTV (in addition to converting from component to s-video) and the extra quality that an AppleTV provides would be lost with such a small monitor. And there are plenty of iPod car adapters out there.
  9. rw3 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    DFW, TX
    InVideo makes a Component to S-Video cable....

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