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Anyone here using the Apple TV out cables?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Matth3w, Jun 4, 2010.

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    If so are you using the standard or RGB component? How does it work?
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    I bought cheap $5 ebay cables hoping the jb apps like TVOut2 would let me pump out video without having to fork over $$ for Apple cables. But in the end the cheap cables just don't work. There are some workaround using paid Cydia apps like Resupported but they aren't iPad compatible and in the end I figured it would just be easier to buy the Apple cables pre-owned on ebay. I found them for $24 shipped with a wall charger and extra usb cable. A lot better than $49 retail! http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Composite-AV-Cable-MB129LL-B-/360234680191

    The ones you linked look like 3rd party but they do indicate they are have the Apple Licensed Chipset so you should be good. I would still recommend TVOut2 if you are jail-broken so you can view any app or video on your TV.
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    All i want to be able to do is watch a movie on a hotel tv....they should work, no?
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    Yea they should work since they have the Apple Licensed chipset.

    The only time you would need the jailbreak with TVOut2 is if you wanted video out in an unsupported app. That could be a game or something like AirShare or Springboard itself for presentation purposes. I think Netflix is officially supported with video out now as is Youtube and obviously all iPod functions.
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    Well I am JB so I could do that if I needed to.
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    I bought the overpriced Apple video cable for my 6th gen iPod, and it works great with the iPad. I think it was like $45, but at the time there were no other companies that had the Apple video lockout chipset.

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    Talking about this cable: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB129LL/B?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY
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    I use the Belkin model that has thicker cables than Apple uses, and so far I'm very happy with it.
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    I bought the one from eBay (same seller) posted above. Hope it works! :)
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    Me too! Mine should be here soon I would imagine. When did you order yours?
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    2 min. before I posted! :D
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    Oh haha....did you base your purchase off my link or something? lol
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    Exactly that! Just clicked on "more from this seller" yada yada yada, hope it works! :)
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    Me too, you should have waited and let me be the guinea pig. lol
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    I know, but I couldn't wait. It's a great deal, if true. :D
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    I received the official Apple composite cables from my link above and was quite surprised that it was basically a new set complete with the AC wall charger in a slightly damaged box. Everything was in original Apple protective film and zip ties. So thumbs up to the seller.

    So obviously they work but I am regretting not getting component instead. I thought composite (Yellow, Red, White) would be a lot more convenient since those connections are usually found on the front or sides of most TVs (hotels, projectors, etc.). However, I forgot how low quality composite looks on modern HDTVs. Granted I tried it out on a 67" 1080p TV so my experience may be skewed. It's probably OK on a 32" or smaller TV but on anything bigger it's like blurry VHS.
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    The biggest TV I usually get is when I stay at a Marriott they usually have 42" plasma...I got the composite for the same reason you did - more TVs have them. And I don't need to use them at home on my big TV because that's what I have Bluray, DVD, etc for.

    But what I might do is get a set of both, depending on how well the generic ones work from this seller that I bought from on eBay.
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    Good news! I got the cables today and they work great, not only for video but for iPod as well. Didn't work for games or anything else that I have installed...so not sure if it works for Netflix or not.
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    You should definitely install TVOut2 for your games. It's not the greatest quality but I was playing Angry Birds before and it was fun as hell. I can see it being great when stuck in a hotel.

    I am also considering picking up the component cables too, but I'll use these for a while and see how it goes. I just know with 720p video recording on iPhone 4 I'm probably going to want to share in better quality. We'll see.
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    Thanks for the heads up!

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