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Old 01-22-2010, 07:57 AM
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Default Vision A/V cable for X-Fi2

So, I've been told that I need the special X-Fi2 a/v cable for use with the X-Fi2. Although it's still only three plugs.

I didn't order it together with the player, because I still had an a/v cable for the Zen Vision, which I thought would also work.

But, it doesn't.. when connected, I get the sound through the speakers of the TV, although it's not very loud. When I switch to a/v mode the sound gets distorted the screen too, as if I tuned in to an encoded channel that I didn't pay for.

What could be the difference between the cables? They are both 3 way 3.5 mm jack to three RCA plugs. Does the X-Fi2 cable has lower resistance? Could I perhaps resolder the wires to make it work?

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Old 01-22-2010, 12:49 PM
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If I remember someone here said they tried moving the plugs out of color coded order. eg: the red plug in the yellow, yellow in the red, white in the white. Try some combinations.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:03 PM
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reads this mail and you know


http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=48483

if you connections changed much luck me has also succeeded it
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:51 AM
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Eric I see that you did it with the Vision:M cable. But I have the Vision cable. It looks to be the same as the X-Fi2 cable but it does not work.

Changing out red and yellow did not work..
Also other combinations are worse, with yellow in yellow I atleast get something that looks like an input, but it is distorted as I explained above.

After testing with a battery I found that my cable is exactly like this pic says under "Vision Series" http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...nouts-zune.jpg

Anyone got any clue what could be the difference between the Vision and the X-Fi2 cables? Something with resistance maybe?

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Old 01-23-2010, 11:11 AM
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OK I think I wasn't fully awake when I posted previous post. I read it all again and the difference is that ground and video are switched out.

Vision (not M or W) cable is

1 ground
2 video
3 right
4 left

X-Fi 2 cable is

1 video
2 ground
3 right
4 left

(numbers correspond to the plug in above picture)

What I did was cut the yellow cable and stripped the red and white ones and only cut the ground wire from those.
Crosslinked the two wires in the yellow cable
connected both ground wires going to the red and white RCA to the video wire coming from the plug in the yellow cable. (because that's what the X-Fi 2 now uses as ground)

The cable looks a bit odd now since all three are tied together but it works beautifully

Thanks for the help!
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just take out the function that calculates what to use and set your own or ... pass a paramater for the value that you want to the function ...
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