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Playing games on TV with tv-out cable

11-18-2010, 08:14 AM
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Playing games on TV with tv-out cable

Does anyone have experience with it? are retina graphics blurry on big TV?
From what I have learnt, for newer devices you need iPad VGA cable(best option) and cydia app- TVout2
11-18-2010, 03:00 PM
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i have a tv out cable, but it never worked for Apps. Is there a new one?

11-18-2010, 05:37 PM
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Try installing that app i mentioned in first post
11-18-2010, 06:08 PM
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My iPhone is not jailbroken, but Rage HD works perfectly with video out.
And It's awesome on the big screen with the component cable; playing from couch distance seems playing with a 360.
I really wonder why every game does not support this.
If I could beam video out to the TV, I would buy an apple tv in a heartbeat, using the iPhone as a controller.
11-18-2010, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
If I could beam video out to the TV, I would buy an apple tv in a heartbeat, using the iPhone as a controller.
This would make ne very happy. The Apple TV isn't that much more expensive than the cables!

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
11-18-2010, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
This would make ne very happy. The Apple TV isn't that much more expensive than the cables!
I paid for the component cable plus the universal dock exactly the price of the new appletv (which you can consider just an expensive hdmi wireless cable).
I use the iPhone as a mediacenter A LOT with this config (lots of movies on TV via the iPhone).
If only Apple would enable Safari video out....
I really do not know why only Steve Jobs can use the full video out feature...

Said that, Rage on TV is awesome, even if not my kind of game.
I do hope video out feature become the standard for every game/app.
11-18-2010, 06:42 PM
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I found a video using vga cable with iPod touch 4. Appears to work smoothly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmCWv...e_gdata_player
Btw it's easier to carry cables than apple tv