3.5mm jack to display video?

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  1. Zamboniguy420

    Zamboniguy420 New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to use the 3.5mm headphone jack to display video if you have the correct cable?

    I know we have the HDMI out but my car only has component rca jacks.

    Thanks for any help!

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    I wondered the same...

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    I know it works with a bunch of other phones but haven't seen anything about it working with the razr. Anyone?

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    Its just audio...

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    You know this because you tried it out? Or you are assuming?

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    I am assuming because I have never seen any phone that would do this and Motorola would have touted that feature. Only thing I have seen that has the capability has been older digital cameras and even those aren't 3.5 mm, they are smaller.

    Either get a digital to analog box or change head units.

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    I have seen 3.5 to rca cords for sale that say they work with cell phones right on the package...not sure what phones are capable though.

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    i always thought it was for audio only..
     
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    There ARE 3.5mm to RCA cable adapters, but they will ONLY provide AUDIO Left and Right channels out on the RAZR. There would be no reason to give the audio port video capabilities as well, since there is an on-board HDMI cable connection (which by the way, also provides AUDIO), and it's simple to convert HDMI to Component as NoBloatware correctly commented on and provided links.

    One thing I DID discover though (slightly off-topic) which might be helpful information for some is that the USB on these phones ALSO provides AUDIO, and with the Navigation Dock, there's a cable provided that performs double-duty. One end has the MicroUSB for the back of the Dock, the other end terminates into a USB-A connection (the standard USB plug), which plugs into a dual-port car adapter, but it also has a pigtail that provides a 3.5mm Stereo Audio out, so you can bypass the headphone jack on the phone and make both power and audio connections by simply putting the phone in the Dock and pressing down the USB connector. :icon_ lala:

    I have it and it works like a charm! Also, since I don't have to plug in a headphone cable anymore, I only have ONE cable running up to the Dock, and there will also be less wear and tear on the rather delicate headphone jack. Way to go Moto!
     
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    So once again, have you tried it out or so you assuming it doesn't work with the razr?

    When you need a power converter and 2 other parts, I don't called that a simple hookup. As mentioned above about the HDMI out.

    Thanks for info on the audio issue, good to know.
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