iPod® audio/video cable for select Sony DVD receivers
Our take on the Sony RC-202IPV by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
The RC-202IPV 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.
What's in the Box:
- 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)
- 58" minijack-to-composite video cable (with a female minijack connector on one end and a male composite RCA connector on other end)
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Features and Specs
|Adapter Type||iPod A/V in w/ iPod control|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-202IPV) 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-202IPV) is supported by the following Sony in-dash AV receivers (as of January 2011).
iPod/iPhone Compatibility: The Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-202IPV) 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-202IPV provides audio/video content as well as device control, metadata information display, and charging. The Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-202IPV) 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 May 2011):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Headunit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info|
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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 a newer software update is available.
Connections: The 36" Sony iPod Audio/Video Cable (RC-202IPV) features a USB type-A connector and a video minijack connector on one end which plugs into your compatible Sony in-dash AV receiver. The other end of the 36" cable is a proprietary Apple iPod/iPhone connector which plugs into your compatible iPod or iPhone. There is also a 58" minijack-to-composite video adapter cable, in case your Sony in-dash AV receiver features a composite video input, instead of a minijack input.
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1 question already asked
I don't think so [ BRUCE Dec 28, 2013 ]
No, This works with the iPhones up through the 4S. [ JEFFREY Dec 27, 2013 ]
No, this cable will not work with the iPhone 5, 5s or 5c. I'm waiting for Sony to make one that is compatible before I upgrade from the 4S. [ ERIK L Dec 27, 2013 ]
I don't know about that but my cord is defective. It won't stY in my iPhone 4S. [ HAL Dec 27, 2013 ]
I haven't tried it with an adapter, I've only used it with the 30 pin products. A co-worker bought an Apple adapter (not a 3rd party brand) and stated it has worked with all his older docking stations. If I can track him down, I can give it a shot. [ JAMIE Dec 27, 2013 ]