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  • TVOut for a 60 Inch iPhone Screen


    If you wanted video out enabled for games and apps on your iPhone when you saw it working for the popular AppStore game Wingnuts Moto Chaser then your time has come. TVOut via Cydia provides you with the ability to make any application on your iPhone capable of sending a video out signal. Simply set which applications you want to be capable of video out via TVOut.app, plug in your AV cable to the iPhone and TV and you'll be all set. Simply run the application and it will show up on your TV!

    [ame=http://www.vimeo.com/2892363]TVOut and Tris on Vimeo[/ame]

    Controlling the app can be a bit difficult since the iPhones screen will be completely black while running an application that is sending video out -- you sort of have to guess where to tap the screen in order to navigate. Control this isn't much of a problem for simple apps (like Tris in the video above) and gameplay can actually be fairly enjoyable. TVOut also has a nice interface to turn it on and off for individual applications (below).



    While TVOut is pretty cool there are of course some things that are still being worked on by the developer Lance Fetters (ashikase). OpenGL applications like Google Earth don't currently display properly. Landscape mode is not currently an option but is on the docket for a future version. Also to be added in later are individual settings on a per-app basis.

    Want to play with some video out? You can grab TVOut via Cydia. Just search for "TVOut"

    thx billchase2 for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TVOut for a 60 Inch iPhone Screen started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. fluffer's Avatar
      fluffer -
      what cable do i need to try this??
    1. Sullivan0930's Avatar
      Sullivan0930 -
      sick. hopefully my ipod av cable will work. i dont know why but i really want to read my sms on my tv.
    1. Renblade's Avatar
      Renblade -
      Damn, I haven't got one of them nifty AV cables...

      And the Apple store in Gibraltar closed down. I guess I'll have to buy one on eBay.
    1. andypropaganda's Avatar
      andypropaganda -
      The never ending power of Ebay.

      Anyways, this is pretty sweet, still not as cool as the copy and paste app, but it's not bad.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by andypropaganda View Post
      The never ending power of Ebay.

      Anyways, this is pretty sweet, still not as cool as the copy and paste app, but it's not bad.
      Wow, thanks, I had no idea there was a copy and paste app!
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Another app, ScreenSplitr, just came out which shows the screen on both your iPhone and the television. This one also outputs everything, rather than having it work per application.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Looks sweet! I need to get myself one of those cables... eBay I guess lol
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Back to the Apple store today...

      OMG they want $50!! for a component A/V cable?! Robbery!

      Ebay!!! $12.64 brand new with shipping


      Quote Originally Posted by Sullivan0930 View Post
      sick. hopefully my ipod av cable will work. i dont know why but i really want to read my sms on my tv.
      Reading your SMS will be easy... but since your iphone screen will be BLACK replying to the message will be quite a challenge!
    1. keda51's Avatar
      keda51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Back to the Apple store today...

      OMG they want $50!! for a component A/V cable?! Robbery!




      Reading your SMS will be easy... but since your iphone screen will be BLACK replying to the message will be quite a challenge!
      Lol good point. Think I'll look into ScreenSplitr. Clippy is the cut&paste app in Cydia, it's in beta but already works like a champ!
    1. aerospace's Avatar
      aerospace -
      Tv out is ok.

      TV in now that would be revolutionary...
      Plug phone into tv, record in mp4 as a dvr, watch on the road.

      All those set top box makers would go under lol.
    1. Sullivan0930's Avatar
      Sullivan0930 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aerospace View Post
      Tv out is ok.

      TV in now that would be revolutionary...
      Plug phone into tv, record in mp4 as a dvr, watch on the road.

      All those set top box makers would go under lol.
      Down with Tivo.
    1. jbee's Avatar
      jbee -
      ....and so i check ebay. most of them dont work for current firmware 2.2


      input.
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      I own a Pioneer Avic-D3 Nav system in my car, just wondering, is it possible to connect the iPhone with the USB cable (which connects to the back of the system), and use the TV output like that? Note that my cable is not products from Apple, so right now when i plug the iphone into the system, it will said "Accessory not compatible with the system" and only ipod music will work, no video, no charging ability.

      So im wondering, is it possible to use this app to bypass that apple cable thingy problem?
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by powa View Post
      I own a Pioneer Avic-D3 Nav system in my car, just wondering, is it possible to connect the iPhone with the USB cable (which connects to the back of the system), and use the TV output like that? Note that my cable is not products from Apple, so right now when i plug the iphone into the system, it will said "Accessory not compatible with the system" and only ipod music will work, no video, no charging ability.

      So im wondering, is it possible to use this app to bypass that apple cable thingy problem?
      Yeah I hear it works fine -- you must have the proper AV cables though (i.e. the Apple ones) the pioneer ipod cable doesnt really work for video from the iPhone that way.

      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      Another app, ScreenSplitr, just came out which shows the screen on both your iPhone and the television. This one also outputs everything, rather than having it work per application.
      Yeah being able to see the screen on the iPhone too would be a major advantage. Looks good
      http://modmyi.com/cydia/package.php?id=1830
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by jbee View Post
      ....and so i check ebay. most of them dont work for current firmware 2.2


      input.
      Ya I notice that too There are some sweet cables and cheap but dont work with 2.2FW

      Can someone post a link or PM a link to where I can purchase one of these A/V cables for my 2G iPhone?

      Thanks
    1. jbee's Avatar
      jbee -
      i just purchased one.. 5hrs ago lol compatible for all version $10
    1. wannagotopopeyes's Avatar
      wannagotopopeyes -
      So I just tried this with a Component AV Cable from apple and my 2G iPhone... on an HDTV, I saw the app on the TV, but it would not receive any input from the touch screen or anything for that matter, until I hit home and saw the springboard again and the TV went black... I'm thinking it might not work with component cables and maybe only composite cables.. Anyone else have bad luck with the component cables?

      (for people who don't know, composite = standard Yellow Red White cables, 2 audio 1 video, and component is standard 2 audio and 3 video, red white audio, red green blue video)
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Just tried with composite cables from Apple and worked great. It could use an option to "tilt" the screen for Landscape games.

      Playing Real Soccer 2009 with my head sideways gave me neck pains.
    1. cheveli's Avatar
      cheveli -
      Can anyone confirm that audio is also routed thru the AV cables. Thanx
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cheveli View Post
      Can anyone confirm that audio is also routed thru the AV cables. Thanx
      Yes, it is.

      Has anyone else been having issues with battery drain while having this app installed? I'm not sure if it's TVOut or ScreenSplitr, but it seems that one of them is completely killing my battery. Just wondering if others are having the issue and which app it is...