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Remember, a cable connection diagram is only one part of the total solution for getting your system working to perfection. You also need to know how to select the proper input on your components and how to setup on-screen menu options and other audio/video knowledge.

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Put your slides, movies, photos, and everything else that fills your iPad 2 screen on an even bigger screen. Apple Digital AV Adapter also supports HD video out for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation). Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors exactly what you see on iPad 2. If you have an iPad, an iPhone 4, or a fourth-generation iPod touch, Apple’s Digital AV Adapter finally makes it possible to output HD video (with audio) from your iOS device to your HDTV.

The Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors exactly what you see on iPad 2 so that everyone in the room can enjoy it on your widescreen TV, video projection screen, or other HDMI-compatible display.

The Apple Digital AV Adapter also supports video out for iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation). The adapter itself has two ports, one HDMI female port and one standard female iPod connector port. This permits you to power/charge the iPad or iPhone while simultaneously outputting video and audio.

Connect the Apple Digital AV Adapter to your iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or iPod touch (4th generation) via the 30-pin dock connector and to your HDMI-compatible display using an HDMI cable (sold separately).

A second 30-pin connector built into the AV adapter lets you charge and sync your device while it’s connected to your HDMI-compatible display. 

For hookup to standard TV, use the Apple composite AV adapter
  • Compatibility: iPod nano 3G, 4G, 5G; iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4; iPad
  • Enjoy slideshows or videos from your iPhone or video-enabled iPod on your TV or other video devices
  • AV cable connects to iPod universal dock or directly to your iPod/iPhone
  • Composite AV connectors: analog audio (red/white) and video (yellow)
  • Also includes USB connector for plugging into power sources

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Blu-ray is all about high definition video and audio. DVD is standard definition video. For the best Blu-ray connection, use HDMI cables as this option gives you up to 1080p video and the best audio possible. HDMI cables should cost no more than $10 each.

You can either connect the Bluray player directly to the HDTV with HDMI or connect the Bluray player to an audio processor such as an audio/video receiver and then up to the TV with HDMI. HDMI is the only connection option which allows 1080p video and keeps the signals all digital with no conversions to analog.

Diagram - Blu-ray Player to AVR to TV using HDMI cables.

For the best audio, your audio/video receiver should be capable of decoding Dolby TrueHD audio as well as Dolby Digital.

Question: For 3-D what do I need?
Answer: You need a 3-D TV, a 3-D capable Blu-ray Player, a 3-D movie, possibly a 3-D capable AVR and high-speed HDMI cable connections.

Question: My TV is not HDMI capable. Can I still get 1080p?
Answer: No. But you can still watch the Bluray movie using a component video or composite video cable connection.

Question: Do I need a 1080p TV to watch Bluray movies?
Answer: No. You can still watch a Bluray movie on a 720p TV or a 1080i TV or even a CRT TV.

Question: How do I connect my Blu-ray Player if I have an older audio/video receiver / stereo and an older TV?
Answer: You could use a composite RCA cable connection (yellow, white, red) however since Blu-ray is High-Def, you should upgrade to HDTV, otherwise you are not getting the video resolution you paid for when buying Blu-ray content. In addition, analog video outputs on Blu-ray players are possibly going to be eliminated by the end of 2013.

Bluray Hookup diagram:
Connect the yellow video cable directly to the TV if you have an older stereo receiver without video.

Question: How do I connect my Blu-ray player to the internet?
Answer: There are a few options depending on what components you have but you will need broadband internet service, a router (wired or wireless) and a cable modem or DSL modem. You can connect wirelessly or wired. If you have a wireless router and a Blu-ray player with wireless (Wi-Fi) just setup your Blu-ray player on your home network using the player's on-screen menus for wireless network. Most if not all the definitions can be set to AUTO to make it easy. For a wired connection, use an Ethernet cable from the router to the player's LAN jack and setup the player using the WIRED option in the network setup menus.

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