Help with A/V Cables!!!!

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by Bstam91, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Bstam91 macrumors newbie

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    I just got a :apple: (just wanted to use the cool icon!!) 32 gb. 3rd Gen. Touch yesterday. I was wondering, in order to hook my iPod up to my TV to view movies on it, do i have to have the $50 cable from Apple, or can i get away with buyin one off ebay for 9 bucks?? I'm pretty sure i need one to hook into the 30 pin connector, not the audio jack.....but im not sure. Please Help!!
    Thanks, Bo
     
  2. zacksba Guest

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    I am not sure about the ebay ones but I got the composite av cables from apple for my ipod touch and they work great. They do plug into the 30pin connector, and they also come with a power plug, which I believe if you bought from apple separately, costs $29. I have seen the apple cables in Walmart and I think best Buy, same price, but another purchase location.

    My wife actually got them for me for my Bday in Sept. but I told her the wrong ones which were the component cables. I just needed the composite av cable (for my needs). I just exchanged them at the apple store for the right ones.

    My wife just got me for xmas the dock with remote that plugs into the av cable so I am excited to try that out.
     
  3. BobC macrumors newbie

    BobC

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    Other manufacturers...

    Apparently, any 3rd party company can license the special IC chip from Apple that goes within a cable (usually inside the 30-pin connector) and "authorizes" the video output on the more recent iPods (post-Ipod Video, 5th gen). I believe Belkin makes an authorized iPod-compatible video cable which sells for around $25 or so, and there may be others, since I'm quite sure I saw one at Radio Shack. :cool:
     

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