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Composite/ Component AV cables

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    Hi,

    I have just purchased a composite cable for the ipad2. It is for a relative who has an older tv and i think that they will only have the 3 ports. What I am wondering though is should it work if you have a tv with component outputs instead of composite. I have tried it on my tv with component outputs but I am only getting audio. Also as I am in the uk, tv output should be set to PAL???

    Any help please
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    Composite and component are different animals and incompatible. I do not expect your component INPUTs on your TV to be able to accept a composite signal. I don't believe PAL or NTSC has anything to do with it.
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    Composite - SD(standard definition), 480i. Yellow cable.
    Audio - red and white cable(must be used with composite or component to get sound).

    Component - HD(High Definition), somewhat, it varies....earlier days was only 480p, but standard component these days, it can do 1080i/720P, some claim 1080P(xbox360 etc).
    Red, blue and green cable.



    you are getting sound, because you have the audio cables plugged in, red and white cable.

    to get video with component, all 3 have to be plugged in(red, blue, green)...... whereas only yellow shows video for composite.

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    that Coaxial(orange) input is for digital sound(better than stereo - which is red and white cables),.... which can be used to connect to a Surround sound receiver or a Micro system(boom box).

    Optical is better than Coaxial, but goes head to head with HDMI for sound, but HDMI is the best for sound.
    [​IMG][​IMG]




    HDMI(1080P) - all cables in 1. Handles everything(it even auto-power on/off connected devices, with that feature enable on the device).

    [​IMG]
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    Depending on your TV, they may not be "incompatible". I have a VCR composite output connected to one of the component video inputs on my TV. I don't recall which input offhand, though (i.e. red, green or blue) but I think it's the red one. Try connecting yours and see if it works. You can't hurt anything because they are both standard video inputs.
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    Apple TV 1 and 2.

    [​IMG]

    i have ATV 2 connected to my 7.1 surround using Optical for sound, this way i can power off the Television, while still using Airplay for music.

    I know i can use HDMI to Receiver, but satisfied for now.

    i still use Coaxial for a DVD recorder i have, to receiver.
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    thanks guys. I think that I only have component inputs and not composite. I dont have a yellow and have 2 audio and a red blue and green input, thats why I cant get the composite cable to play video
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    Try connecting to the red, blue and green in that order and see if one of them will work for you. I did that w/my TV and it worked.

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