Connect iPad to car DVD player?

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  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    Is it possible to connect your iPad to the car Dvd player?

    Our overhead DVD player finally crapped out and I was looking to buy a new player to replace the old one. In doing so, it was suggested that I try to to connect an iPad to the DVD player. It would be more convenient, that's for sure.

    anyone try this is? is it worth something to look into or just go with a new dvd player?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    You mean to use an iPad as the monitor/screen for the DVD player? You can't do that unfortunately. If you mean use the iPad as the media source, and use the DVD player's screen, you can do it if it connects with either HDMI or Composite.
     
  3. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Makes me wonder now if the iPad can actually be used as an input device itself, like a TV screen. Probably not?

    OP, the suggested cables are the only one that can work without you tearing apart your car. Does your car have the composite/HDMI ports exposed?
     
  4. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I'm not sure exactly how it was meant or suggested I connect the iPad the stereo/DVD player. I was so set on a DVD player that the idea caught me off guard.

    Ok, so the iPad would have the movies loaded and output would be the actual DVD screen. I take it audio are the car speakers, correct?

    Is it possible to buy an iPad holder of some sort, connect my cables so that a movie is playing on the iPad but audio is coming out of the car speakers?

    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll have to look into those cables and see how this works.

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    Yeah, ports are exposed so it should be an easy hook up.

    I'll have to head over to BB and see if they any of these cables.
     
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Oh ok. Yeah that one's easy if your car stereo has an AUX input port. I do this with my iPhone all the time. Some cars have the actual iOS device 30-pin connector for it, or some just have a hole like this. Either way, you can pipe the audio through your car speakers no problem.
     
  6. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    crud... i don't have that aux pinhole you pointed out.
    i'm the sure the headphone pinholes won't do anything.
    grr!
     
  7. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure they're actually headphone pinholes? Like with a headphone logo or something? The AUX connector is just a headphone port that accepts input..save size and everything.
     
  8. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, headphone logo next to them.
    Pinhole right next to the DVD player
     

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