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Theater Package and iPhone 6

Hi everyone,

I just bought a fully loaded qx60. Love the car.

We are having one issue, though. I can't figure out how to get movies on my iPhone 6 (or iPad Air) to play on the video screens.

I've searched these forums and the jx forums but haven't found any good solutions to use with the iPhone 6 and the lightning connector.

Has anyone found a solution? Please let me know!

Thanks,

Chris
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You can't use the lightning connector. Thank Apple for their lovely DRM. Even my clients who work at Apple laugh about this.

You need to get a special cable that will take the video output and split it into RCA connectors. I think Apple makes such a cable, but there are probably third party options.

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You can't use the lightning connector. Thank Apple for their lovely DRM. Even my clients who work at Apple laugh about this.

You need to get a special cable that will take the video output and split it into RCA connectors. I think Apple makes such a cable, but there are probably third party options.
Yes, you should be able to get one online or at a best buy or car audio store. I actually just had a client do this and it works very well.
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You can't use the lightning connector. Thank Apple for their lovely DRM. Even my clients who work at Apple laugh about this.

You need to get a special cable that will take the video output and split it into RCA connectors. I think Apple makes such a cable, but there are probably third party options.
So what does something like that look like? A cable that plugs into my iPhone and then converts to RCA?
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Specifically, it looks like this:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC...osite-av-cable

$32 at the Apple iPhone store online. I've seen them at Target and Best Buy etc.

The lightning adapter goes into your iPhone and the RCA cables (yellow for video, red and white for left and right stereo sound) plug into the RCA jacks on the center console (located inside the center console next to the USB port for front passengers, or below the backseat temperature control unit in the second row).

To view you have to select the RCA jack used for the headrest. If the left headrest is on DVD and the right head rest is on the RCA jack the iPhone is using, The backseat passengers can watch two separate videos.
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Make sure you get the one that has the lightning connector, Looks like I managed to link to the old style connector. Oh, and it's $39, not $32.
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Have you gotten it to work yet? I went to bestbuy and was to no such connector works. After some research, I purchased
1. Lightning to hdmi cable
2. Hdmi to RCA converter
3. RCA cable 1.5 ft
Haven't tried it yet. Fingers crossed. Let me know if you found a solution. Will keep you posted on outcome.
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I meant to say that I was "told no such cable exists."

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I just ordered this from Amazon -
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There are cheaper ones available too but from the reviews it seems like their video quality is unreliable.

This effectively adds a HDMI port for the screens, which ideally should have been part of the theater package, in addition to the ancient composite AV inputs (even the Odyssey now gives a HDMI port). But this will open lot of options to get the videos from your phone/tablet to the car screen. I'm planning to use a Chromecast with it so my android phone/tablet screen itself can be transferred to the headrest monitors. Hopefully it will all work flawlessly.

But seriously this theater package from Infiniti is a rip-off. We didn't even want it but couldn't get the color combination and other packages without it. The screens are puny and seem to be low-res. Does anyone know what is the resolution on them?

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Can you explain how you set up the HDMI To RCA to get movies on iPhone to play on the video screen
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