iPod Cable Confusion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trev, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    Hi All,

    I'm trying to go from my iPod to my TV and I've found 5 different cables on apple's store and I'm trying to decide which one will do what I want. At first glance they all look different, yet they all are "iPod to TV". Also, I was wondering would there be a reduction in quality if I do go from my iPod to my TV. I mean, the image is getting magnified by a considerable amount. Anyway, any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

    Trevor


    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP.../ipod_accessories/cables_docks&nplm=MB129LL/A

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP.../ipod_accessories/cables_docks&nplm=MB128LL/A

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...ories/cables_docks&nplm=M9765G/B&mco=B5F4A608

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...ries/cables_docks&nplm=TJ266LL/A&mco=680ABFC8
     
  2. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    What iPod do you have?

    If you have an older 5g video or 5.5g, you can just use the ones that plug into the headphone port. If so, I wouldn't buy them from Apple, way too over priced. I would like on meritline.com, you can get them for less than $10 shippped.
     
  3. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well... it's for a limousine company. I would like for people to able to come into the limo and plug in their iPods and either play videos to be displayed on the widescreen TV inside or just simply have the audio played through the speakers. I know the second can be achieved by a simple audio cable, but the video is what I'm most concerned with.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    The first two cables you linked to are the two that Apple sells in its stores. They should work with any iPod/iPhone model, and they come with a power adapter so you can charge your iPod as you play video.

    The only difference between the two cables is how they connect to your TV.

    The first one is composite, so it has one video cable that plugs into the yellow "VIDEO IN" on the back of a TV. It also has two audio cables that plug into the RED and WHITE "AUDIO IN" on the back of a TV.

    The second one is component, so it has three video cables that plug into the red, green and blue video inputs in the back of your TV. It also had two audio cables that work the same as the composite on.

    The third and fourth cable only work with certain iPods, which doesn't sound like the solution you're looking for.
     
  5. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Concerning my second question, I was wondering would there be a reduction in quality if I do go from my iPod to my TV. I mean, the image is getting magnified by a considerable amount.
     

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