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How to Play iPod Videos on TV

You just put an entire season of "24" on your iPod, but now Jack Bauer's face is smaller than a postage stamp! Don't go blind—just dust off that TV set.


  • Step 1: Get the right cable Make sure you have the right iPod A/V cable. It should have an iPod dock connector, and RCA connectors for your TV.
  • Step 2: Hook dock connector to iPod Hook up the dock connector to your iPod.
  • Step 3: Plug adapter into wall Put the USB connector in the power adapter, and plug the adapter into the wall.You can skip this step if you want to use battery power.
  • Step 4: Set iPod to "TV Out" Set your iPod to 'TV Out.'
  • Step 5: Find RCA inputs Find the RCA inputs on the back of your TV.
  • TIP: If your TV doesn’t have the right inputs, it may be time to get a new TV.
  • Step 6: Connect AV connectors to TV Connect the AV connectors to your TV.
  • Step 7: Set your TV Set your TV to the corresponding input.
  • Step 8: Play video Play the video on your iPod—it will show up on your TV.Ahhh, no more squinting at that tiny screen—welcome back to the future.
  • FACT: The first portable TV was released by Sony in 1961; it was highly unreliable and was quickly discontinued.

You Will Need

  • A iPod that plays video
  • An iPod A/V cable
  • A TV

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