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Sony RC-200IPV

iPod® audio/video cable for select Sony DVD receivers

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Our take on the Sony RC-200IPV

by Ken Nail
Sony

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

The RC-200IPV connecting cable gives you high-speed access to the music and video on your Video iPod or iPhone® through your compatible Sony DVD receiver. One end of the cable plugs into your iPod's dock connector; the other end includes a USB cable and a miniplug video cable, both of which connect to your receiver.

The USB cable handles the control and charging of your iPod, so you can navigate through your music files with the receiver's controls while you view song info on its display. The miniplug connector transfers the video from your iPod to the stereo's video input. Warranty: 1 year.

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type
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iPod A/V in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Sony
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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Classic/5Gen
Nano
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Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch
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Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini
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No
iPhone
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Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS/Phone4
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • 36" iPod connector cable (with a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector on one end and a USB type-A connector and composite video connector on other end)
  • 19" minijack-to-composite video cable (with a female minijack connector on one end and a male composite RCA connector on other end)
  • Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)

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Features

Overview: The Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-200IPV) allows you to connect select Apple iPods/iPhones to your compatible Sony Xplod in-dash AV receiver, so you can access your iPod/iPhone's audio and video content in your vehicle, through your car stereo system.

Sony Headunit Compatibility: Currently the Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-200IPV) is supported by the following Sony in-dash AV receivers (as of January 2011).

  • XAV-60
  • XAV-70BT
  • XNV-660BT
  • XNV-770BT

iPod/iPhone Compatibility: The Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-200IPV) supports on-screen audio/video playback from select iPods/iPhones, including album artwork when connected to your compatible Sony in-dash AV receiver. The RC-200IPV provides audio/video content as well as device control, metadata information display, and charging. The Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-200IPV) is "made for iPod/iPhone" compatible when connected to a compatible Sony in-dash AV receiver and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of January 2011):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
click-wheel
color
4th N N N N N N N
mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
video 5th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
120GB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
160GB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5th Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
6th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2nd Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3rd Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
iPhone 2G Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the headunit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

Connections: The 36" Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-200IPV) features a USB type-A connector and a video minijack connector on one end which plugs into your compatible Sony in-dash AV receiver. There is also a minijack-to-composite video adapter cable, in case your Sony in-dash AV receiver features a composite video input, instead of a minijack input. The other end of the 36" cable is a proprietary Apple iPod/iPhone connector which plugs into your compatible iPod or iPhone.

 
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