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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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Play Slideshows on a TV

Flip back to the previous chapter if you need help connecting your iPod to the television set so you can view your digital goodies on the TV.

Note

As explained in the last chapter, the type of iPod you have will dictate what equipment you need to display photos and videos on your TV. First-generation video iPods that came out between 2005 and 2006 can use the older iPod AV cable that connects through the headphone port or Line Out jack on an iPod dock. Newer Classics, Nanos, and Touches require connection through the Apple Universal Dock, the Apple Composite AV Cable, the Apple Component AV Cable, or a compatible third-party offering. In any case, it's going to cost a few bucks.

Once you've made the iPod-TV link, you're almost ready to start the show. You just need to adjust a few more things on the iPod.

For Classics, Nanos, and Older Video iPods:

Choose PhotosSettingsTV OutOn. The On option tells the iPod to send the slideshow out to the TV screen instead of playing it on its own screen. (You can also set it to Ask, if you want the iPod to pester you about what screen to use.) If you're using a Classic or Nano with one of Apple's AV cables, TV Out magically works for you.

Select your local television broadcast standard. If you're in North America or Japan, choose Photos→Settings→TV Signal→NTSC. If you're in Europe or Australia, choose Photos→Settings→TV Signal→PAL. If you're in an area not listed above, check your television's manual to see what standard ...

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