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Mystery Cable

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Hi all and happy Easter.

feel like a bit of a "nuffy" asking this one, but curiosity has got the better of me, so here goes.

My VT came with a composite (audio L (white) & R (red) + video (yellow) to 3.5mm stereo jack.
I assume its to connect to some AV device to get video and audio to the head unit ??? Correct ???

If so ..... what portable devices have composite outputs these days. The only devices I have with composite outputs are my DVD/VCR player ... and these are hardly portable.

None of the Apple or Android stuff have composite outputs ... so what is the cable used for??

Enough sniggering at my ignorance .... be nice .... its Easter.

Thanks in advance

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The idea was that a PS3 or XBox360 would be plugged in to the video input and run off the AC outlet.

But the AC outlet can't run either of those devices and analog video is all but abandoned now. The whole notion of carrying a game console in such a small car is ridiculous too.

There are a couple options that still make sense for analog video input today, mainly a previous generation Android and a previous generation iPod. Both of them need a special cable and require some effort to produce analog video on the road.
There are two ways to use the analog video input today.

The first is a ~2 year old high-end Android 2.3 phone that has analog video out through the 3mm jack or maybe a custom connector.

The second is a ~3 year old iPod Touch that has analog video out through the 3mm jack. Some of the older iPods have video out too and often through a custom connector but the video is low resolution and difficult to port to them.
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