Video Output

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mkoval11, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. mkoval11 macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2008
    Metro Washington DC Area
    Does anyone know how to get a hold of a cable that plugs into the dock of an iPhone that allows RGB output to anything shown on the display. I'd like to use it for demo and training purposes via a projector.

    It's the cable that Steve Jobs uses at MacWorld.

    Thanks in advance..
  2. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

    Ninja Dom

    Feb 12, 2007
    As far as I'm aware Apple has disabled the ability for the iPhone to display video from the dock connector on retail phones.

    You can only get video using the iPod/iPhone video cable that plugs into the headphone socket.
  3. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    the iPhone has no video out abilities with legal hardware
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Yes, you can buy either the composite or component cables from Apple ( Radio Shack stores and I'm sure other iPod sellers, carry them too). They're $50 each, but they include a small USB wall power supply. They plug into the bottom dock connector.

    They supposedly work for both the iPhone and Touch. Of course, they're not RGB output to a projector, so if you can't use one of the above types, you'll need a converter. (Many projectors also take composite, but check.)

    The downside is, Apple only allows video output for the video and photo apps. So no viewing of the other apps or homepage etc, like Jobs gets to do.

    I bought one for my Touch so I could show family vids/photos on our big screen TV. On the upside, people can't see what icons you're clicking, so the show to them is seamless.

    If you're trying to show a power point, convert it to individual pictures or a movie.
  5. punter macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2003
    See this article
    (man now I wish the iPhone had copy/paste)

    About what cords work and which iPhone software you need. I'm can't confirm that it will give tv out for anything except movies, so if anyone has some first hand knowledge that would be great.
  6. LastZion macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2006
    I have that same cable that plugs into the dock and works great to display movies on TV and photos etc. My one beef with it is that it is SO hard to unplug. For a device/cable that is meant to be mobile it is almost impossible to remove the cables without pulling on the cable itself, as the "metallic" connector is so slippery... poor design IMO

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