AnythingButiPod took a look at the Zune
's AV Cable and surprise, surprise... found it to use yet another unique pinout configuration for pumping audio and video out to the TeeVee. However, this time you don't have to get locked into the vendor-specific accessory game since the Zune AV cable shares the same ground location of both the iPod (video) AV Cable and better yet, those off-the-shelf camcorder cables you probably have sitting around the house. As a result, you can use the other cables as long as you route the cable colors correctly for AV-hookup to your TV: iPod AV cable, swap left and right audio; el cheapo camcorder cable, swap video and right-audio. Unfortunately, in yet another drubbing for PlaysForSure
devices, the AV cable which works interchangeably between Archos devices
, the Zen Vision Series
, Cowon iAudio
, and even Toshiba's other DAP
-- the Gigabeat
-- won't work with the Zune. Not without the help of a Xacto knife, anyway.