Dock to VGA?

Posted by: yoyo52

Dock to VGA? - 02/14/10 11:15 AM

I finally watched part of the keynote that Steve gave to introduce the iPad, and heard him say that the 30-pin connector makes all the peripherals that work with the iPods available to the iPad as well. But there is no 30-pin to VGA or DVI adaptor that I can find, anyway. Does such a thing exist? Can such a thing exist--is it technically possible?
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 03:18 AM

Well. I did hear him say the iPad supported output to projectors ... and the only connector on the thing is the 30-pin. So we'll have to see what that turns out to be.

It would be pretty silly to be able to create Keynote shows on the thing but not be able to put them up on a screen ...
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 06:15 AM

Exactly. If you can't project from the iPad, it's good as useless to me.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 09:13 AM

http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

TV and video.

Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable.

H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 12:59 PM

Yep, I saw that, Reboot, but then I did a search for VGA adaptors at the Apple Store and nothing came up. Patience, grasshopper, I said to myself.
Posted by: carp

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 02:08 PM

Those adopters might be release the same time as the iPad .

Maybe Apple is relaying to much on 3rd party developers ? ? instead of it self

I mean , the iPad don't seem to be targeted to consumers or business = sorta like in Limbo
Posted by: adot

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 02:34 PM

I think this adapter would work. I ordered 2 of them for our tech department to connect our iPod touches to a projector.
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 02:43 PM

Mmm, early adaptors smile.
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 03:57 PM

er ... neither the iPod Touch nor the iPad has a VGA out or a Component out -- how would you connect this adapter to either device?

Regardless, it looks like Apple will have the solution (at least for the iPad -- and only $29 =)
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/15/10 09:46 PM

Which begs the question...
If it works as a 30 pin connector/adapter on an iPad... what's to prevent it from working on an iPhone or iTouch or iPod?
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/16/10 07:18 AM

I guess that would depend on if an iPhone / iTouch has the graphics chops to output a video signal at a decent projector resolution ...
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Dock to VGA? - 02/17/10 04:57 AM

Good point.
Prolly not.