iPhone Video Output Option(s)?

draperd

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I just purchased a Philips Home Theater system for my Viewsonic LCD TV and was surprised when the iPod dock that came with the Philips system did not support a video output from the iPhone. It has a separate audio and video output cable on the dock but you cannot get a picture on the TV screen.

Is my only option to view videos on my iPhone on my TV to purchase Apple's ridiculously expensive $50 AV cable? Or is there something else (maybe after-market) that I can use?

TIA
 

jjvaldez

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yes im sure that is is , it is either that or the 50$ universal dock from what i haev head it is either their AV cable or the universal dock, both $50..... yes i know,,,,, this is stupid
 

draperd

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yes im sure that is is , it is either that or the 50$ universal dock from what i haev head it is either their AV cable or the universal dock, both $50..... yes i know,,,,, this is stupid
Don't you need the cable in addition to the universal dock in order to view video from the iPhone to your TV?
 

twallyf

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Cheap cable at Walmart

I was at Walmart the other day and they had a generic video output cable for the iPhone for around $10.
 

Marianne

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I was at Walmart the other day and they had a generic video output cable for the iPhone for around $10.
i doubt that cable would work - Apple now includes a special authentication chip inside their own cables that the iPhone/ipod must recognize before it outputs video. Apple will license the use of that chip out, but i think they're only doing it for more well-known and reliable manufacturers (ihome, bose, etc.).
 

KNK

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i doubt that cable would work - Apple now includes a special authentication chip inside their own cables that the iPhone/ipod must recognize before it outputs video. Apple will license the use of that chip out, but i think they're only doing it for more well-known and reliable manufacturers (ihome, bose, etc.).

Interesting, at the Apple store I bought the video out cable for the iPod about a year ago, it was $20. I wonder if this cable will work in my iPhone, I will have to try it and let you know.
 

Marianne

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Interesting, at the Apple store I bought the video out cable for the iPod about a year ago, it was $20. I wonder if this cable will work in my iPhone, I will have to try it and let you know.
i have that same cable that i used with my 5G video ipod - it does NOT work with the iPhone... :(
 

draperd

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I think at the present time you can use the APPLE A/V cable or the APPLE universal dock. That is it and nothing else. God bless Apple... and Capitalism.:laugh2: