- Size (LWH): 5.32 inches, 5.28 inches, 1.34 inches
Apple Component AV Cable (OLD VERSION)[Retail Packaging]
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The RCA connections are just plain too tight, and the design doesn't allow you to loosen them up any. On mine, one of the audio connections and one of the component video connections won't go far enough onto the plug for the signal to pass through, and another of the video connections will only go on with a lot of pressure. This is on an older Onkyo AV receiver for audio and a fairly new Samsung 42" lcd TV for video, and the fit is the same on any jack on the system.
If I try to force them on, I can see the equipment connector boards flexing, and I'm worried about breaking them. The component connector that had to be pressured on was extremely difficult to remove, due to the slick shell.
A lot of people also have this problem with the composite version of this, as other reviews mentioned.
Unfortunately, this is a typical Apple approach of form over function. The cable design is quite beautiful and sleek, but there is absolutely no way to adjust the connectors to loosen the fit, the way you can with traditional RCA cables, and the slick and shiny connector housing doesn't allow for much grip when trying to remove them.
Many people have better luck with fit, it appears, so my suggestion is to keep the packaging until you know it will work with your system.
So, thinking that perhaps my TV's blue component input jack had some sort of defect, I tried the blue video cable on other RCA inputs on the TV - same problem, too tight.
This is unbelievable! In this day and age of advanced manufacturing technology and quality control, to manufacture something so haphazardly that it doesn't perform its basic (and only!) function, is inexcusable. And on top of that, to pay extra for supposed quality! I'll be returning this one.
The biggest disappointment is the quality of the video on the TV. You have to understand, that the Ipod was designed to watch the video on it's small display, not on HD TV. I have 720p 37" TV with the native resolution of 1366x768. The video quality does not look all that great. It's rather mediocre. You can get used to it but if I knew how it look on the TV I would pay some more and bought Apple TV or some other HD player.
P.S. I returned this cable and bought Apple TV instead - much better quality and functionality.
I did not experience the struggle with getting the cable jacks onto my TV that many people talked about so I don't know if that is an issue per cable set or a difference in TVs but mine slid right on and off no problem. I also have no complaints with the audio or visual output. There is no interference noise from the cables and the picture looks just just as clear as it does on my iPod.
I put a lot of research into getting video from my computer to my TV and held out on getting these cables because they were so iffy with certain devices and TVs and now I wish I had gotten them sooner.
Works with the iPhone 4
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