Playing iPhone games on my TV/monitor?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by King Mustard, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. King Mustard macrumors member

    King Mustard

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    I have an iPhone 4.

    Is it possible to play videos, games etc. on both my TV and monitor? 720p is preferable over lower resolutions.

    My monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW) has a "RGB IN" port (looks like a VGA port to me?) and the TV has all inputs.
     
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    King Mustard thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyway, after further research, I think I can conclude (but this may not be correct):

    Component cable = not all TVs support it but all newer ones should, higher quality than composite, 576i, carries video/audio
    Composite cable = most TVs support it but lower quality than component, 576i, carries video/audio
    Dock to VGA cable = 720p, for TVs with VGA connectors (most newer TVs), carries video only.
     
  3. Holmes093 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, iPad Vga Adapter & Displayout app (must be jailbroken) :)
     
  4. King Mustard thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem with that is, the audio will come out of the phone still rather than the TV :/
     
  5. Holmes093 macrumors 6502

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  6. King Mustard thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeh, I can do that (it's just a jack to phono cable), but that means sitting close to the TV unfortunately (well, depending how long the jack-to-phono cable is).

    I have 3x 1-meter dock extensions cables, so these + an iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter means I can sit just over 3 meters from the TV (good for games etc.).

    I think I'll do that (get an iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter) and buy myself a 3+ meter jack-to-phono cable.
     
  7. John Benitez macrumors member

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    Yes, it is possible and you can easily connect your iPhone or iPad to the TV. Check out the link http[:]//bit.ly/f4GYPh it will show you how exactly to do it.
     
  8. adam86 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    Is it possible to do this without jailbreaking?

    Thanks,

    Adam.
     
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Why not get an Apple TV and then you can AirPlay wirelessly. No need to jail break either.
     
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  11. adam86 macrumors newbie

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    Excellent! I didn't realize Apple TV let you do it =] (iPhone 5)

    Thanks!
     

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