iPod/Component Cables/TV/Quality

smknSRT8

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Does anyone know what the quality of the pictures/video with this setup? The TV is 1080. When I view pictures, the quality doesn't seem good at all...
 

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Well, it's probably the resolution of the iPhone... 320x480. That's lower than "standard definition" television, so it's not going to look stellar on a big screen I wouldn't imagine.

I haven't tried one and have considered purchasing one, so I'd love to be told I'm wrong.
 

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Well, it's probably the resolution of the iPhone... 320x480. That's lower than "standard definition" television, so it's not going to look stellar on a big screen I wouldn't imagine.

I haven't tried one and have considered purchasing one, so I'd love to be told I'm wrong.
I am actually viewing photos taken from a digital camera with 10ish megapixels...

Just saw this in a nice grey font on Apple site.
Note: Component video output to television is supported by iPod nano (3rd, 4th and 5th generation), iPod touch (2nd generation), and iPod classic at 480p or 576p resolution; and by iPod touch (1st generation), iPhone, and iPhone 3G at 480i or 576i resolution.
Doesn't mention photos, where does the 576 come into play?
 

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It's still limited to the output resolution of the device. Just realized we're not talking about an iPhone here. I'm not sure the output resolution of an iPod classic, but i'm willing to bet it's even lower than an iPhone.
 

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additionally, when you put photos on an ipod, they are "optimized" (read: compressed to not take up as much space). So the nice, big 10MP shots you had on your computer are NOT what are on your iPod.
 

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additionally, when you put photos on an ipod, they are "optimized" (read: compressed to not take up as much space). So the nice, big 10MP shots you had on your computer are NOT what are on your iPod.
Oh really? This is exactly what I needed to know. Is there a way to have the full file on the iPod?
 

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you could put them on in Disk mode, but i don't think the ipod would be able to show them through the video output that way. That would just allow you to store them for transfer or backup like an external Hard Drive.

Even if it is possible, 480p or 576p aren't really going to show a 10MP shot well at all - that's only a fraction of the original resolution of the pictures. Because of this, I would bet that iTunes compresses the photos down to the highest resolution that your ipod can handle: either 480p or 576p. In other words, you may already be getting the best picture possible with your ipod.
 

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you could put them on in Disk mode, but i don't think the ipod would be able to show them through the video output that way. Even if it is possible, 480i or 576i aren't really going to show a 10MP shot well at all - that's only a fraction of the original resolution of the pictures.
Damn, I know I wouldn't be able to get the full resolution, but I was hoping I could at least get a 480 or not the optimized size.

Thanks hippo.
 

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oh, i edited my post already. I'd bet that the photos ARE optimized for 480p or 576p. Even that is very small in comparison to a 10MP camera shot.


For example, an iPhone 3GS camera is 3.2MP, and takes photos with a resolution of 2048x15356. 576p is 1024x576.
 

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Okay... maybe with HD/Blu ray and the quality of video that is on TV is, my eyes deceive me.

Btw If I remember correctly, do/have you work at best buy/geek squad?
 

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i'm told it works wonders. i don't really have my TV in a permanent location right now, though. Once i do, i'll probably calibrate it.