Please Help!!! (Connecting iPhone to TV)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Surfnsnowboard3, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Surfnsnowboard3 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I need some major help here. I will try to give you all the specifics I have, please ask if you need more information. I have a RCA HDTV with 480I and 1080 reception. the TV has BOTH component and composite imputs.

    I first tried using the COMPOSITE cables to play videos from my iPhone to my television. No picture or audio would work. The only SIGN there was a connection was when i pressed "Format" on my remote (which changes my TV picture from normal, to zoom to stretch), there was a brief 1/2 second of audio I heard from the movie I was trying to play. I have already made sure my TV output in my iPhone is on PAL like it should be, so I don't think it has tok do with the settings on the iPhone.

    I just bought the COMPONENT cables and plugged them in the corrent component ports (they ARE in the correct colors, that ISN'T the problem). same exact problem as with the compisite cables. No video or audio. Brief 1/2 second of audio when I press the "Format" button.

    I also have a TV cable box (Time Warner) and a Home Theater system. I used the audio connectors of the component cables to the theater system and connected it to the iPhone and it works GREAT. I just want to be able to play videos from myiPhone to my TV.

    ANYONE, please help. THANK YOU!!!
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    Might be a stupid question, but you are using the new AV cables that plug into the Dock connector and not the old ones that go into the headphone socket, aren't you?
     
  3. Surfnsnowboard3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correct, brand new AV cables. The correct ones.
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

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    Next things to suggest are that you plugging the cable straight into the iPhone and not into the dock (apparently there is a problem with video out through the dock). What version of the firmware are you on?
     
  5. Surfnsnowboard3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I am plugging the cable directly into the bottom of my iPhone and not the dock. And I am on the most recent 1.1.2 firmware.
     
  6. Gee macrumors 65816

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    And you've switched the TV to the appropriate channel?
     
  7. Surfnsnowboard3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. Surfnsnowboard3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried both NTSC and PAL, both do no work. I have an UPDATE though. So I have a second OLD Tv in my house I just connected my component cables to. The video and audio WORKED GOOD. But that is a broken TV, so the picture blows. So I know the cables work, I just need to get it to work on this NICE, NEW HDTV. I don't know how tho :(. IDEAS???
     
  10. Surfnsnowboard3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If this helps, the setting on my TV says 4:3 480i SD.
     

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