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Step 1 - I have an iPad

Return to Step 2 - Pick TV type

Step 2 - I have a HD TV.

Step 3. What type of video input does your TV have?

Look at the back or sides of your HD TV to see what video inputs are available. HD TVs typically have HDMI, VGA (sometimes called RGB), composite video and component video inputs.

Below are pictures of these four video inputs. Select the one you have or want to use.


HDMI
- High-Definition Multimedia Interface. For the technical details follow this link to Wikipedia. Every HD TV will have at least one HDMI input, usually several. It will give you the highest quality video and it carries audio on the same cable.

We have solutions for every generation of iPad that will use the HDMI input on your TV.

VGA
. Video Graphics Array. Read all about it here. Sometimes it is labeled as a RGB input. Most HD TVs will have one of these.

We have solutions for every generation of iPad that will use the VGA input on your TV.

VGA carries video only so this is a bad choice if you want to watch movies or use apps that generate sound. It will work but you will need a seperate audio cable to play sound through your TV.


VGA Input

 

I have VGA input

Composite Video Input. Separate video and audio plugs. For the technical details follow this link to Wikipedia.

Composite video has a seperate yellow RCA plug for video and one or two audio RCA plugs, white and red.

There are currently no cables for iPads with Lightning connectors but we have solutions for the iPad 3, iPad 2 and the original iPad that will use the Composite Video Input input on your TV.

Composite video input is an easy way to connect an iPad to a HD TV but the image and audio will be a lower quality than HDMI.

Composite Input
 

I have Composite Video Input

Component Video Input. Multiple video signals and seperate audio. Read all about it here.

There are currently no cables for iPads with Lightning connectors but we have solutions for the iPad 3, iPad 2 and the original iPad that will use the Component Video Input input on your TV.

Component video input will have three video RCA plugs, gree, blue and red. The audio uses two RCA plugs, white and red.

Most HD TVs will have component video inputs.

Component video input will not look or sound as good as HDMI and you need to plug in 5 connectors rather than one.

VGA Input
 

I have Component Video Input