Using Ipod as a TV media player, limitations?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by James Cole, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    I plan to buy a 42'' plasma TV for my room today and use it only with my Ipod 5.5g Video, but I need to know what are the limitations of what my Ipod can play video quality wise, like can I play HD videos on my TV via iPod?

    Thanks in Advance,
    JC
     
  2. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    No HD, Sorry. you can only output videos to tv that you can watch on the ipod itself, i.e up-to 640x480 H264 and mpeg4 although with the latter you can have resolutions wider than 640 so long ac the total no of pixels doesn't exceed 307200 (640*480). and it can only output over composite (the yellow plug on your TV next to a white and red one) or s-video.
     
  3. James Cole thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And will that be worst/better/equal quality than a regular dvd playing or tv show?
     

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