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Connecting ipod touch to sony bravia tv through component - no picture, only sound. I vave got colours matched up right! Apple website seem to suggest this cable should work. Could it be something to do with the 1080P? I have itouch late 2009 model and the 3.1 software. Cable is MB128ZA/B

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  • M Fox Feb 02, 2010

    Hello and thanks for your post! Would you be able to give me an idea of where to check the scan setting please? It's a kdl-37s5500 I think! It's HD ready 1080p and the HD works fine with my 1080 blu Ray and with my 720 laptop but they are both connected by hdmi

  • M Fox Feb 02, 2010

    Hi again, it's set to pal. I thought that was correct for the uk? I've changed it to ntsc but it made no difference. BluRay plays through a different cable. The itouch is hooked straight into the tv thru component. Have looked thru tv menus and can't see anything relating to scan? Is there anything else I can tell you to help?

  • M Fox Feb 02, 2010

    I've searched my tv specs online and it does say it's got progressive scanning. Whether that automaticor not I don't know. The tv is 720/1080. Do you think that would make a difference? As the iPod is only 480/576

  • M Fox Feb 02, 2010

    Definitely component, blue green and red, with red and White audio. The cable is mb128 za/b if you want to look on apple? I only have hdmi for blu ray. Will try and loan some component cables and try to hook up something else up to it. Will also try hooking the iPod up to a different tv. Thanks for your help so far xx

  • M Fox Feb 03, 2010

    Thank you so much for finding the manual.

    I noticed on the apple website that some said it didnt work and other said it did. As I understand it, the new firmware simply blocks non-apple cables from being used? Did you think this too?

    If you mean do I switch the TV channel to the channel that is tuned to Component, yes I do.. and then I can hear sound, but not see the picture.

  • M Fox Feb 03, 2010

    Yes, thats why I went for component. Ive had composite before I wasnt impressed. I heard component was superior to composite. Maybe not though, Huh?!

    I will try my cable on my sisters Iphone when I next see her. See if it connects her device to her TV.

    Then I will try routing my ipod with her cables to her tv

    then try routing my ipod with my cables to her tv..

    just to try and decipher if its the cables or phone, and then I will take it to the apple shop, if all else fails. I phoned apple but they werent very helpful!

    Thanks for all your help. Youve been great!

  • M Fox Feb 03, 2010

    Yes, thats why I went for component. Ive had composite before I wasnt impressed. I heard component was superior to composite. Maybe not though, Huh?!

    I will try my cable on my sisters Iphone when I next see her. See if it connects her device to her TV.

    Then I will try routing my ipod with her cables to her tv

    then try routing my ipod with my cables to her tv..

    just to try and decipher if its the cables or phone, and then I will take it to the apple shop, if all else fails. I phoned apple but they werent very helpful!

    Thanks for all your help. Youve been great!

  • M Fox Feb 03, 2010

    Oh ok, I see!! Yeah I did all that, as my sister said she has that problem with her composite laeds for her iphone! Will have another go tho. xx

  • M Fox Feb 03, 2010

    Hmmmm, just tried my daughter's 4th Gen Ipod with the same cable. Switched the TV OUT to ON, and tried to play movie.. its said to connect the TV out accessory, so I plugged in the cable... nothing happened!

    (Totally forgot my daughter had movie capability, earlier!)

  • M Fox Feb 03, 2010

    Buggar! The blu ray only has a HDMI cable with it.. and the PS2 uses composite. I dont own component cables :( Think Mum has some. Going on saturday so will pick them up from her and give that a go. WIll let you know, Take care til then xx



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Your TV needs to support "progressive scan" input ... may not work with a standard definition TV, if that's what you have. If you have an HD TV, make sure that if it has a setting for progressive scan, it's turned on.

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  • dc2772 Feb 02, 2010

    If your BluRay player is set to output progressive scan, your iPod should work too.

    On your iPod, go to the Video settings and make sure your "TV Signal" is set properly (NTSC). Also, make sure you have the latest firmware.

  • dc2772 Feb 02, 2010

    You're sure you have your iPod Touch cable plugged into the component inputs of your TV, and not the composite inputs, right?

    If so, do you have a component cable for your BluRay player, and if so, does your BluRay player work when connected to the component inputs that you were using with your iPod Touch?

  • dc2772 Feb 03, 2010

    I did look up your cable on the Apple website. There was some confusion as to whether or not it works with the 3.1.2 firmware, but the consensus seems to be that it does.

    Here is the manual for your TV:

    The specifications section indicates that it supports 480p and 576p as well.

    Are you selecting actually selecting "component" as the signal source (page 17)? It doesn't get selected automatically.

  • dc2772 Feb 03, 2010

    You know, I had a composite cable once, and I found it was "finicky" ... I'd have to go through a series of cable disconnects/connects, and rebooting the iPod, to get it to work. You might want to try that ... otherwise, I'm afraid I've run out of advice. :-(

  • dc2772 Feb 03, 2010

    The component signal is definitely superior to a composite signal, when it works. ;-) My point is that you may want to try rebooting your iPod while it's connected to your TV, and/or disconnect and reconnect the cable from the iPod, in various sequences and see if that works. The iPod may need to be "triggered" to recognize that there's a cable there, and send the signal through it. Though if you say you are getting the audio signal, there's probably some other problem.

  • dc2772 Feb 03, 2010

    So the problem is either the cable, or some setting on the TV. You could possibly eliminate the cable as the problem if you connect your BluRay player to the component inputs.



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