How many of you guys use Composite cables to view videos on TV ??

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Archangeldawn, Aug 10, 2009.

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Do you use your Ipod with composite cables to view Videos on your TV?

  1. Yes, it is so awesome I recommend you to exchange your ipod touch for a new one A.S.A.P!!

    26.7%
  2. Yes, its a lil extra something nice to have, but it's like whatever.

    33.3%
  3. No, I use my Ipod Touch as a portable multimedia player for wherever I go

    46.7%
  4. I can play videos&music through my TV&stereo ??!!

    20.0%
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  1. Archangeldawn

    Archangeldawn New Member

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    Okay So I had just bought those $52 Apple Composite video cables from my local wal-mart, and by the end of the day I returned them. Here's why

    I had bought some cheap $15 composite cables from ebay. The first cables sent to me didn't "work". I say work in parentheses because I got sent another set of cables and those didn't work either. I tested them on my brother-in-law's 16GB Ipod Touch 2G and they worked splendid, both of them did.

    So today after buying the expensive @$$ cables ( I was desperate to see if it was some apple enable chip preventing 3rd party cables from playing video), I tested them...and nothing. I called apple tech support which they made an appointment for me. So I went and the first thing the techie states is that the fact that it is jail broken voids the warranty. I was expecting that, but my Ipod touch has been out of warranty anyway. He mentions it might be due to the jailbreak that it might be some software issue

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    , yeah take the easy way out huh. SO I state that even before I jailbreak it, I had version 1.1, version 3.0 and now version 2.2.1 and still the same thing.

    I asked if he has another set of cables he can test, he brings out a TV and hooks it up...same old same old ; Ipod touch plays audio but not video. So he says I could trade in my ipod and get a new one for a 10% discount for $149 for a 1GB Ipod Touch. The deal sounds tempting, and so I went home to think about it.

    I originally got the composite cables for a party I was throwing, I had downloaded so many music videos, but that didn't work out well. Now I'm wondering if I had an actually working ipod that would output video, if I would actually find it practical to view videos on the tv.

    So here's where you guys come in, how many of you actually use composite/RCA cables to view videos on the tv?
  2. carfreak95

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    I think many people do. And before 3.0 update, the cheap 3rd party ones worked.However, only apple cables with the chip work on 3.0
  3. Archangeldawn

    Archangeldawn New Member

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    yes I had read about many accessory issues with the 3.0 software, and thinking that could be the reason for the non-working cables, I downgraded from 3.0 to 2.2.1.

    But now I wonder if I should just go to 3.0 for that copy&paste feature and jailbreak it. Or stay with 2.2.1 since a lot of people have issues with 3.0.

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    p.s Unless..there's an app that allows copy&paste for 2.2.1

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  4. JeffS

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    I use the composite cables from Apple and it works great. I'm using a 1st gen iPod Touch running 2.2.0. I also encode at 2000kbps for my videos at 640 wide. It looks great on my 50" plasma. The files are large, but that isn't a concern for my usage.

    -Jeff
  5. jamil_d

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    I do. Bought it yesterday, quality is absolutely superb. No problems whatsoever. iPhone 3GS 3.0, iPod touch 2G 3.0
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    flashisflamable New Member

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    There is copy and paste for 2.2.1, its called clippy in Cydia
  7. Archangeldawn

    Archangeldawn New Member

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    Thank you so much flashisflamable for telling me about that app

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  8. Matt-09

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    I'm selling my Composite Cable currently, just found no use for it anymore. Was a well built cable though.

    They've gone from £25 to £35 on the Apple Store as well....
  9. zDSpider

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    Same with the PSP. It's a PlayStation PORTABLE for f***'s sake. 640p isn't the same as 720p, it's "good enough". Plasma ? You mean 1080 full HD ? You must be really desperate to output 640 on a 1080. And when I think of all the poor saps who output 480p on 1080... They even say it looks great ! Riiiiight... That's old people with no glasses for you...

    Even the standard DVD resolution is over 700 ! 704 or 720. It's a real shame to not use all the pixels. It's pure visual awe.

    For analog TVs I have no problem. Spend your money by all means. Merchants are counting on your "accessorisation" spree. However I can't tell you enough how useless TV out cables are. Especially for a portable device with it's own power supply and it's own screen.
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    They're nice to have, but I don't view them as a necessity. I probably use them once a week at the most.

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