Connect iPad to TV with scart input

Discussion in 'iPad' started by anjinha, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Can anyone tell me what cables/adapters I need to connect my iPad to my TV to watch movies? It's an old TV and it only has scart input.
     
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  3. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    How about you answer what I asked? Buying a new tv isn't an option right now.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    You can get a VGA cable for the iPad, so you'll need an adapter that converts VGA to SCART.

    Keep in mind, you won't just automatically see what's on your iPad screen. Only certain apps -- e.g. Keynote -- output video through the VGA cable.
     
  5. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks. :)

    Yes, I know. I just want to use it for video.
     
  6. PoseidonMac macrumors member

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    Hey guys. Great answers. I have a similar but different question... haha

    Ok I have a TV with SCART input and I have HDMI, Component, and VGA cords for my iPad 1. Is there an adaptor from said cord to SCART? Of course I would like HDMI conversation. I have googled and it seems there are such cords, maybe I am asking if anyone has done this and what they suggest. Is there a converter I should look at, brand wise?

    I am assuming an HDMI to SCART cord would down convert the picture/audio quality? Would it be better to go from Component (Medium Quality) to SCART (Low Quality) over HDMI (High Quality) to SCART?

    I know there is a Composite cable for the iPad, but I do not have one so that is not an option for me. I know the VGA does not supply audio so I would have to have a separate audio output like an AUX to Stereo cable.

    Thanks
     
  7. soupcxan macrumors member

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    1977 called asking for you- they want their TV back...
     
  8. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    Some people don't have a choice. But very helpful post...
     
  9. PoseidonMac macrumors member

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    Yea thanks soupcxan :/

    Exactly like anjinha said, plus for me it is a matter of living for a while in a country other then the US which I assume soupcxan is from and can buy a TV for dirt cheap. Here I have access to a TV with SCART and dont want to spend the $$$ to buy a really overpriced TV.

    Anyway who cares how old the TV is. I asked a question and I know there is someone out there with experience in this, plus it is cool to solve problems like this and I know the person with an answer will make my day. I am sorry you must be sarcastic and give absolutely no advice in this matter, simply posting so people read what you have to say.

    @ anjinha: Did you end up going the VGA to SCART convert way? Any comments on that? Would you suggest it?
     
  10. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you just buy Apple's composite AV cable (or cheap knockoff) with an AV to scart converter plug? Should work fine. Only thing is that you won't get RGB output, only composite.

    It'll be a lot cheaper than trying to convert VGA or HDMI, that requires an active converter box.
     
  11. anjinha thread starter macrumors 604

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    I honestly don't remember what I did but I know that for some reason I only managed to get a black and white picture. I think I did something wrong along the way.
     
  12. PoseidonMac macrumors member

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    Yep that is a solution that I am considering. But seeing I dont own the composite cable, but do own all the other connector cables (component, etc.) I was just asking if there were other options. But you make a good point about the converter box, I was afraid I would need something like that. Thanks

    Just for anyone that might come across this post in the future. Here is a nice graphic of video connectors.

    http://www.npoly.com/videoConnectors.png
     
  13. anjinha, Feb 10, 2012
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    So the Apple composite AV cable and something like this?
     
  14. PoseidonMac macrumors member

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    Yea that should work. I have a media hard drive, like the Western Digital TV, that is hooked up to the SCART TV through an RGA adaptor like the one you linked and it works perfectly. So I can only assume the exact same setup with the iPad should work. The only thing to think about in this case is the quality, of course RGA is not the best, so we will lose quality on somethings, but for about 40-50 bucks we can hook up our iPads that way. :)
     
  15. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and it doesn't really matter, you're not going to get much better quality through scart anyway. (As scart doesn't support composite HD or HDMI). The only improvement possible is RGB colour in standard definition, but the iPad doesn't offer that output mode. And it won't increase the resolution, it will just make the colours a bit more stable.

    And: If it's an old TV it may not even support RGB over Scart.. Some TVs only support composite.
     
  16. PoseidonMac macrumors member

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    Ah ok. Thanks for that. I might just buy a cheap monitor and import it... pay customs the ridiculous import tax :/
     

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