S video to VGA monitor iPhone dock

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by MacPC, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. MacPC macrumors regular

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    Hi, I am never a fan of accessories. often, the accessories are junky craps , if I get an expensive decent ones, one the device maker come out with a new model, most likely the accessories are not gonna be compatible then they will be sitting in the basment collecting dust, a total waste of money and more junks to pollute the enviroment.

    However, I do want to get a dock for my iPhone 4, What I need is one that has some forms of video output like S-video so that I can use a S-video to VGA adaptor to connect the iPhone to my widescreen monitor to watch netflix movies and has a audio line out so I can connect it to my stereo. I am wondering if anyone know what kind of video quality it's going to be and can snyone recommend a dock? Thanks
     
  2. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    svideo cannot be connected directly to VGA. You will need some hardware in between for it to work. Then svideo is crap resolution 480 interlaced. It will look terrible on a high resolution monitor.

    Your best option will cost you some money but what you want to do can be done.
    You will need the ipod dock to component video/audio cable
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC917ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDAzOQ&mco=MjAyNDI1ODQ
    and then you will need a component video to VGA transcoder such as this
    http://www.amazon.com/Component-video-YPbPr-Converter-Up-scale/dp/B0016SN49Y

    then you could use a VGA cable from the transcoder to the monitor

    if your monitor has component video input then you should use that of course though.
     
  3. MacPC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. Ha ha, I found the cheapest solution!! I found a composite video to VGA adaptor I bought by mistake long time ago. never found a use for it, then I have this composie video cable for iPhone I bought from ebay for 1 buck which doesn't work on my iPhone 4 because freakin' Apple disabled it so that you have to buy their's for $40!!! damn Apple. Last night I found this app, called Resupported4 on Cydia, cost $3.99, but it re-enabled the cable, now I hook up the cable to the VGA adaptor to my 22" VGA monitor and to my stereo, now I can watch Netflix movies on my mini home entertainment system. :D
     
  4. ridax macrumors newbie

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    Otherwise, if you want a dock solution with sVideo out (and also without need for jailbreak) I recommend Apple's first Universal Dock, the one with the round IR window and sVideo connector.
     

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