will ipad connect to tv

can I connect my Ipad to my tv?

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    Yes, I just did this with my iPad, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 2G via the special cable, which was the 30 pin dock on one side to component video, stereo audio plus USB connector on the other side. I have a Samsung 40 inch LCD TV which has a USB port, call Wiselink, I think, and this actually charged my devices while using as well.

    BUT!!!!! It did not display everything I saw on my native screen, but rather select apps. What worked for me: Youtube videos, Netflix movies and photo/video slideshow. Some apps support external video, some do not.

    Bottom line: if you have specific needs, look into whether that app is compatible or not first, and save yourself the disappointment if it does not work.

    I believe that cable comes in two varieties: dock connector to component video ( 3 individual colors, high res video) and composite video (RCA style connector, lower res video.)

    With all iPad CAN do, limited functionality in certain areas is not a dealbreaker for me. It is a great device that runs so much wonderful and affordable content by way of the app store.

    BTW, this question does not pertain to the iPad camera connection kit, as you would need the video cable to accomplish this particular task.

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