Component Cable with 3GS Not Working with Panasonic Viera TV

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by eorns, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. eorns macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I have had a dock for an iPhone 3GS successfully connected to my old Sony rear projection TV (for audio and video) using a component cable. I've finally upgraded to a Panasonic Viera (P54G25) but I cannot get the setup to work. I've connected it to the TV's composite in port (in fact, the only one with a yellow plug) and set the input to video 1 but...nothing. I've tried all the input and plug combos without success. The biggest difference between the former setup and the new one is that I don't have an a/v receiver in the new one. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    -Eric
     
  2. eorns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, video is working, but not audio...

    I just tested it again, and I was actually able to get video to play (with sound), but audio tracks still did not play. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  3. eorns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Workaround solutions

    Turns out that some newer TV's ignore an audio signal if there's no video. The best workaround is to play a slideshow with the music set to Now Playing, which I think is default. Check out this thread for other ideas.
     

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