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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SamsungVibrant, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    All about TV OUT.

  2. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ok so i dont know what im doing wrong. I have the proper cable. I connect the red cable into the yellow jack on the tv. I choose tv out on the phone and ntsc. I set up the tv correctly and i get a garbled image. I tried on muliple tv's.... what am i doing wrong?
  3. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Member

    I remember hearing the colors might be mismatched. Try different combination of the color cables in the slots you know what im sayin? uhh or plug it in hard.
    considering everything else wrong with the vibrant wouldn't surprise me that your tv out doesn't work.
  4. yatimameiji

    yatimameiji Android Enthusiast

    Red cable into the yellow jack? Umm no. The TV out is over RCA cables(ie one white, one red, one yellow) The red and white are audio and the yellow is video. There is a reason why they come colored, they are supposed to match.
  5. RichieHD

    RichieHD Well-Known Member

    Well I bought a cheap pair of generic Zune A/V wires on Amazon. If they work, I'll let you know the link so you guys can get TV out for less than 5 bucks shipped.
  6. indiemixer

    indiemixer Newbie

  7. mikoo

    mikoo Newbie

    I tried connecting my phone to couple of TVs and both showed me message saying Can't show TV Out is not supported while application is running or something like that. I could hear sound right but no video.

    Any idea?
  8. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    if you get the OEM microsoft zune A/V cables, the colors red to red, yellow to yellow and white to white match up. So thats a bonus!
  9. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert
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    The vibrant does not play avatar on tv/out

    The vibrant also does not show photo gallery slideshow on gallery out.

    it gives the message you showed above.
  10. mikoo

    mikoo Newbie

    So what can Vibrant show on TV? Are you saying, I can see other movies on TV but just not Avatar?
  11. dissident75

    dissident75 Member

    Yup, you can use other video files just not avatar since it is drm locked to the phone. Last night for example I hooked the phone to a projector and watched zombieland, while wirelessly transmitting the audio to my home theater system.

    An abuse of technology sure but it was pretty neat.

    Also you can use the video out for surfing the net on your tv and gaming even. Just not the Sims game that is included. But Raging Thunder worked great, as did replica island.

    Projector link: Gigaware
  12. reddragon72

    reddragon72 Well-Known Member

  13. mikoo

    mikoo Newbie

  14. krichek

    krichek Android Enthusiast

    With Bluetooth paired to the gateway he linked to at the bottom of his post. ;)
  15. dissident75

    dissident75 Member

    Yup that bluetooth gateway rocks. I've had it for a couple years and it is too handy. I generally just pair to it and stream my music from my phone to it. It gives people who don't understand the setup the impression that you phone is just the worlds coolest remote. Which I guess in a way it is.

  16. psz

    psz Android Enthusiast

  17. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    If you trim back the molded plastic on the cables' stereo plug connector you will probably get a good full seating of the connector ... that is what i did with my cable ...

    Had the same issue as you ...
  18. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    seems like the zune a/v cables work great.
  19. isaidi

    isaidi Lurker

    This thread seems old already, but it came up as one of the first hits in my search. I'll post the fix on this thread anyways to help others who may find this with the same garbled screen while doing everything right.

    It seems like some iPOD compatible RCA cables have the Ground and the VIDEO (Yellow) wire swapped. or perhaps some other pin-out arrangement.
    You can confirm this if you pull out the RCA cable out of socket just enough so you see the first ring, so one of hte pins is not touching and then everything lines up but you are actually missing the RED audio channel.
    Here is the pinout for the samsung galaxy s i9000. you can confirm your cable easily with a simple multi-meter test. (you'd think they would make these cables standard pin-outs)
    (starting with pin#1 at the tip of the 3.5mm)
    Code (Text):
    2. PIN-1 Tip: Audio Left
    3. PIN-2 Ring1: Audio Right
    4. PIN-3 Ring2: Video
    5. PIN-4 Sleeve: GROUND
    thanks to
    pinoutsguide (.com) / CellularPhones-P-W/ samsung_galaxy_vidout_pinout.shtml
    (Sorry my first post, couldn't post links. But trying to help others with the same problem i am having)

    Some related info also at this URL regarding the difference between a standard IPOD cable and the Galaxy S cable..

    forum.xda-developers(. com)/ wiki/ Samsung_Galaxy_S_Series#TV-out_cable

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The Samsung Vibrant release date was August 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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