Article ID : 00012842 / Last Modified : 11/21/2012

How to connect an Apple® iPad™ mobile digital device to a TV.

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To connect an iPad mobile digital device to a TV or projector, Apple recommends the following optional cables:

  • Apple Component AV Cable

    NOTE:The Apple Component AV Cable, is required to playback high resolution and High Definition (HD) videos.

  • Apple Composite AV Cable
  • Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter

Follow the steps below:

  1. Turn the TV off.
  2. Turn on the iPad mobile digital device.

    NOTE: If using the iPad Dock, make sure the iPad mobile digital device is connected securely and that the dock is turned on.

  3. Connect the iPad mobile digital device or dock to the an available input on the TV.
  4. Turn on the TV.
  5. Select the proper input by pressing the Input or TV/Video button.

If a signal is still not appearing on the TV, the following adjustments should be made on the iPad mobile digital device.

NOTE: For additional information regarding these settings, refer to the operations guide supplied with the iPad mobile digital device or visit the Apple website at http://www.apple.com.

  • Set the TV signal menu to NTSC.
  • Set the appropriate widescreen setting.