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iPad to RCA Output

by NYVidAudio / May 19, 2015 4:39 AM PDT


Is there a way to convert an iPad Air to RCA (red, white, and yellow) output? I have the Lighting to HDMI converter and that works great.

I Googled this, and from what I can see, Apple did not make such a converter. They did make one for the older wider connection iPad/iPhone.

I thought I could get an HDMI to RCA converter and connect it to the Lightning to HDMI convert, but I have a feeling this is not going to work. So, I am asking first.


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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2015 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: iPad to RCA Output

RCA video is pretty much a dinosaur. You might see HDMI to RCA things but these usually work fine. Unless the HDMI signal is copy protected or you are trying to go from 60 Hz HDMI to 50 Hz PAL or such.

Can you reveal why this needs to happen. There are old school systems we used to do big screen dinosaur setups like a video camera on the ipad to the projector. Later we replaced the projector since its days have long passed.

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For an older TV
by NYVidAudio / May 19, 2015 5:52 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with no.

Mostly for an older TV. I have a VGA to RCA for my laptop which is OK, but the video flows much better on my iPad.

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Which is why we rigged up the video camera to old projector.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2015 12:07 AM PDT
In reply to: For an older TV

It worked and was cheaper at the time. It helped we were a CCTV manufacturer. That is, second nature setup to us.

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