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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by fkntotalkaos, Dec 8, 2007.
is this possible? I want to put an Apple TV in my suv for rear seat entertainment
With a component to s-video adapter, possibly.
no, it is much more difficult than that.
i found this on mp3car.com
How is this difficult? That's a fairly simple adapter.
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.
Well for the car the Alpine (http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product_acc.php?model=KCE-415i) 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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Introducing: Alpines video solution for your iPod. Leave the DVDs behind, and bring your iPod along for the ride. Enjoy all of your iPod videos from your Alpine rear seat entertainment system!
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Your passengers dont have to crowd around a single iPod screen, sharing is possible through your Alpine system. The KCE-415i is a simple interface allowing you to view and control your favorite episodes and movies directly from your iPod, through your Alpine rear set entertainment monitors. Passengers can now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. The only thing youll have to worry about are popcorn stains!
Perfect For Alpine Rear Seat Monitors
With the KCE-415i, connect to either the PKG-RSE2 or PKG-1000 rear seat entertainment package, or the TME-M770S or TME-M710 monitor(s). All you need to do is connect your iPod video loaded with your favorite video playlists.
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 its connected, and turns on/off with the cars ignition system.
Video Control Functions
There are three easy ways you can control the videos files,
its up to you:
iPod Video controls are available through your iPod even when connected. Use the click-wheel to advance through videos, play/pause, stop, just as you would when its on its own.
Via Touch Screen
You can set your iPod aside and control your iPod videos from your Alpine rear seat entertainment (RSE) screen! Simply use the touch screen menu on your TME-M770S to play/pause, skip forward and backward, stop your videos at your convenience.
Via Remote Control
Take convenience one step further, and use a remote control, the RUE-4202 for all the same functions, just with less reach.
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.
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.
InVideo makes a Component to S-Video cable....