iPhone 3G 2.2 TV cable out (AV)

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Hello guys, i have an iPhone 3g 2.2 firmware and loving it. However i wish i could get a working cable so i can watch my movies from my iPhone on a regular tv! Could someone direct me the right way please? I have bought a product that claimed it would work of amazon and seemed to be a legit site. It only works for sound. I need for both video and sound. Please help
 

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Where do i buy that from? Apple i suppose...lol. So amazon company lied on their ad about it being able to work with botj video and audio!
 

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Hello guys, i have an iPhone 3g 2.2 firmware and loving it. However i wish i could get a working cable so i can watch my movies from my iPhone on a regular tv! Could someone direct me the right way please? I have bought a product that claimed it would work of amazon and seemed to be a legit site. It only works for sound. I need for both video and sound. Please help
Let me ask you this, How are you connecting to the phone? Through the bottom port, or through the headphone jack?
If through the headphone jack, then there is your problem as the iPhone does not have the hardware to support video through that jack.
I have the Apple iPhone AV composite cable. It connects to the bottom of the phone and on the other end, it connects to the Yellow (video) and Red And White ( analog RCA left and right ) ports on either your TV, Component player or RF Modulator converter.
Mine works great and I was able to keep all my nieces and nephews quiet and entertained at my Mothers 60th birthday, by plugging into her TV, selecting her Video in channel and playing Transformers for them.
 

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I have the one that you plug on the bottom of thr iPhone just like yours. Not though the headset jack. I have also the 3 colors just like yours.
 

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I have the one that you plug on the bottom of thr iPhone just like yours. Not though the headset jack. I have also the 3 colors just like yours.
Then it must be the chip you are missing. It's a smart chip that is supposed to be embedded in the cable.
 
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So the only thing to do is to buy the Apple one for 50$? So that sfplanet website thing screwed me.
 

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Yup. Apple makes sure with a lot of stuff like this that you have to buy THEIR product. Neat, huh?
 
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Yeah. Its like a marketing scheme, any where i can buy used? How should i search for it? Remember i already got one and i searched for " iPhone3g av cable for tv out and i got punked out! Anywhere for a used. 50$. Is a lil much for a cable
 

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I'm pretty sure cheaper ones that actually work are available on Ebay. I couldn't tell you which ones, however, and it sounds like you ran upon poor luck on your first attempt. :(
 
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Alright guys. Well thanks for all the help and suggestions. I appreciate it.
 

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At the risk of asking the obvious, you have enabled TV out in Settings, haven't you?
 
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The only options i have is. Widescreen and pal version and spme other version.
 

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there are 3 that Apple sells,make sure that you know what you want, there is the rca one (red white yellow) and there is the component one, green red blue, i wanted the component ones but my gf got me the rca's aka Composite cable

i don't get why the make the component to tell the truth, i bought a hd tv show from iTunes and it told me that i cannot add it to the iPhone because it could not play it
 
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I jusr want the one that leta me watch my movies on the tv. I currently have the one that has the 3. Colors. But its worthless. Only sound
 

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thanks for the help guys

appreciate that u all helped me. I just feel like Apple is ripping people off asking 50 for a si ple cable. But thats the way it is...