Video-Out Discovery - Try this at your own risk!

bsharp

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WARNING" I don't know how this will affect your iPad. Does anyone have any idea?

To me, the video out adapter for the iPad (SVGA) is a pain. I don't know if anyone makes an adapter from SVGA to component or composite video or even HDMI, for that matter.

SO... I took my iPad and used the iPhone to Component Video adapter from Apple, but plugged in my 10W iPad power supply to the USB cable, and IT WORKED. I can show video (and play audio) through a TV just like on an iPhone.

Thoughts? Am I risking my iPad by doing this? Am I endangering my TV? It makes it possible to show videos on my iPad through my TV without an iPad to SVGA to Component Video adapter.
 

fury

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If it thought it was any kind of danger to iPad it would have brought up the accessory not designed warning box. Should be fine. :eek:k:eek:k
 

BrownGem

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The video cables listed on Apples site is the same cable for several devices. I think you should be fine.
 

Hondamaker

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I've done it as well, though not with the 10w p/s. Just the regular one that came with the iPhone. It beeped just like it was being charged, and the video played without incident.
 

KrakaJap

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The composite cable is better anyway because it let's you video-out DRM protected movies even, unlike the VGA adapter.