iPhone How to connect iPhone to TV without Apple TV cable?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by h4mza, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. h4mza macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering if there is a cheaper or free way to display iPhone videos on TV without buying the expensive Apple TV cable? My iPhone is jail broken and also this may sound stupid, but I have the following cables which I thought may work.

    A TV cable with 3 pins, one red, yellow and white and the other end is male USB. Then I have two way female USB adaptor. And an Apple charge cable. So could I connect both TV and Apple cable's male USB to female USB adaptor? :confused: Then what do I do next? Do I need some Cydia tweak or anything? Because I tried playing a YouTube video and didn't work.
     
  2. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Only two ways i know, buy the cable or my preference buy an Apple TV and use airplay.
     
  3. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    First: Which iPhone model do you have?
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Nope. Your red, yellow & white cables are composite/analog. You need a digital to analog converter. It's not just a matter of getting the right connectors but converting the signal as well. Even if you did, composite can only carry SD which is low resolution. IMO, you'd be better off getting the cable from Apple.
     
  5. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Well, if all he wants to do is displaying low(ish)-resolution YouTube videos, he can go by the composite cable. All other / genuine Apple cables are pretty expensive (30+ US$). We don't even know what iPhone model he has - probably it can't even support the HDMI / VGA adapters (A4+).

    To the op: If the app doesn't display its content over the composite cable, purchase "DisplayOut" from the Cydia store. In addition, if the cable isn't chipped, purchase "Resupported".
     
  6. h4mza thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's an iPhone 4 on 5.0.1. Not sure which version on Resupported4 to install as I heard a unsupported one can put iPhone in reboot loop
     
  7. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    The current one is absolutely safe. Have been using it on several devices, incl. my 5.1.1 4s.
     
  8. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Given that you have the composite cable and can't output the picture of the YouTube app, this must mean you try to use the AppStore one.

    Solution:

    1, if you're still on iOS 5.x, use the stock player instead of the AppStore one. It supports native TV out over the composite / component cables. If you insist on sticking with the AppStore version, see Bullet 2 instead.

    2, if you're on iOS 6+ where there's no stock YouTube player any more meaning you must rely on the AppStore version, purchase Resupported 4.0+ from Cydia Store. As of the current version (1.8), it adds TV output to (among other ones) to the AppStore YT app.

    NOTE: should you want to connect a HDMI or a VGA cable when Resupported 4.0+ is installed, they won't work. (The RGB cable will.) In these cases, you will need to uninstall Resupported 4.0+. You can safely reinstall it after finishing using those high-res adapters to be able to output YT videos over the composite / RGB (component) cables again.

    NOTE 2: I don't know whether there are any AppStore / Cydia YouTube players with native TV output capabilities.

    NOTE 3: I've just tested this on my 6.1.2 iPad 2 with my (stock, genuine) RGB cable and the Appstore YT app.

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    Regarding the above problem, I've just sent the following message to the dev. Hope he answers / does what I've recommended:

    Dear Paul,

    I'm working on an all-in-one article on everything TV output for my mostly multimedia-related iPhone Life blog.

    I'll also devote a lot of discussion to your tweak. (And will definitely recommend it - as I've done at, say, http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=17193248&postcount=8 )

    There is a HUGE problem with the tweak, however. If you connect a HDMI or a VGA cable when Resupported 4.0+ is installed, they won't work, only the composite / RGB cable will. That is, you will need to uninstall Resupported 4.0+.

    This happens on all iDevices, regardless of their model or iOS version they run on.

    This is pretty awkward. Isn't there any way of temporarily disabling your tweak so that the high-res adapters can also be used?
     
  9. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    You could airplay to any device running xbmc. That includes a laptop or raspberry pi. Or get a cheap composite cable.
     
  10. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Yup, XBMC TV output works fine on old (30-pin) hardware, unlike on Lightning ones.
     
  11. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I meant, have the XBMC device as the receiver of the airplay content.

    iPhone ----airplay---> RaspberryPi
     

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