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Hi all,

 

What are people doing with the Component Video inputs that link to the flip-down TV?

 

I'd like to connect it to a Lightning or USB-C plug for video input off a mobile device, but can't seem to find a good one online.

 

 

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i have a mirror cast device with RCA output connected to the vans input sockets you can then steam everything from your mobile to both screens including sat nav youtube that way you can utilise the vans excellent sound system without the expense of changing the head unit with all the cost and loss of some functions that involves mine cost $35 Australian dollars from china works really had it 2years no trouble runs off USB socket.

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1 hour ago, PaulS_ said:

Hi all,

 

What are people doing with the Component Video inputs that link to the flip-down TV?

 

I'd like to connect it to a Lightning or USB-C plug for video input off a mobile device, but can't seem to find a good one online.

 

 

 

I think Lightening and USB C are both digital interfaces; whereas RCA is analogue, i.e. Component Video is analogue.

 

Lightening cables are available that have an in-built DAC which will output analogue signals.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rojie said:

 

I think Lightening and USB C are both digital interfaces; whereas RCA is analogue, i.e. Component Video is analogue.

 

Lightening cables are available that have an in-built DAC which will output analogue signals.

 

 

 

Thanks Roger and yes, absolutely; I'll need to source a good cable for that.

 

In perusing further, I was wondering if an Apple TV would fit the bill. There's a useful discussion on a 4x4 South Africa forum which implies that appliances running at ~100W at 1A should work without popping. An Apple TV can switch down to around that wattage, and it's just over 1A. If I can connect that and get an HDMI->RCA cable, I'm sorted. (I don't say this with 100% confidence though!)

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1 hour ago, skippy992 said:

Hi

i have a mirror cast device with RCA output connected to the vans input sockets you can then steam everything from your mobile to both screens including sat nav youtube that way you can utilise the vans excellent sound system without the expense of changing the head unit with all the cost and loss of some functions that involves mine cost $35 Australian dollars from china works really had it 2years no trouble runs off USB socket.

 

Thanks Skippy - do you happen to know where you bought it from eg AliExpress?

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Yes it was from AliExpress but I think I’ve seen it on eBay Uk as well this one has HDMI output as well as RCA as most mirror cast have just HDMI only.

 

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Thanks @skippy992 - that looks great.

 

I have been experimenting with an old Apple TV, as above - I bought this cable for it from Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CR4GSQ8R?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details - haven't connected it to the TV yet, just run the TV to see if it "pops" - all OK so far.

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Like I said works well my alphard must have been modified as it streams from the phone even when the vehicle is in motion so can enjoy catching up with all the news from the Uk streaming GB news live on both screens while out and about also have a FM streamer tuned into a spare FM channel and able to stream BBC sounds and all radio through the original premium sound system didn’t need to change the original head unit which is very good quality and retain all the original steering buttons which you can sometimes loose when fitting after market head units.

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