How to avoid the long discussion why this is so and head to a solution. Discussing why you can't play a tune you put on the pod is one thing. But if you pop mp3 files on the disk mode area I found many USB players can play from the pod.
More about at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=ipod+disk+mode&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g10
So put it into disk mode, put a few mp3 files there and try it.
Again, I purposely didn't start a discussion about the why this is.
So it seems there are lots of posts and not any solutions for just hooking up your iPod to play music on Samsung TV's (short of an earphone splitter to RCA jacks). So I have the Samsung LN52B750 and have the composite cable but it is only active when there are video's played and not just for plain music. The USB is a bust as well as Wiselink can access photos but not Music. Why is all this so difficult? You would think that the TV manufacturers might consider a little integration with the biggest selling music product on the planet!
So am I relegated to going out to "The Shack" and getting a earphone mini to rca plugs out and plugging that into the A/V side? I wanted to just use the composite for when I am in the mood for audio / video / podcasts etc and not have to manage multiple cables.
Samsung - Tell me there is a better answer here to fooling the composite to do something with the audio when there is no video or is this a nocando situation?