How to Connect a TV to an iPod

How to Connect a TV to an iPod. Using iPod's "TV-out" feature, you can view slideshows and videos from your iPod on a TV screen. There are a couple ways to do this depending on what kind of accessories you want to buy. These steps will walk you through ways you can connect a TV to an iPod.

Using the iPod AV Cable

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Use the Apple iPod AV cable. This plugs into the RCA ports on your TV or VCR. This is by far the easiest method.

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Connect the AV cable into your iPod. Plug the small end into the iPod where the earbuds would go.

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Connect the red RCA plug. This goes into the right audio input of the television or VCR. The colors should match.

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Connect the white RCA plug. This plugs into the left audio input of your TV. Connect the yellow RCA plug. This goes into the video input of your TV.

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Begin playing a video on the iPod.

Using the iPod Dock

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Find the right input on your TV. First, try channel 3 or 4. Next, find an "Input" or "Video" button on your TV or remote and scroll through the options until the video appears.

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Use the Apple universal iPod dock. This lets you use S-video for a slightly better picture. Place the iPod in the dock.

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Connect the S-video cable to the S-video Out port on the dock. Connect the other end of the S-video cable to the S-video Input on the TV.

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Connect the AV cable to the Line Out port on the dock. Follow steps 3 through 5 to complete the connection.