I'm perplexed.

I just got the component video cable and happily plugged everything to my iPhone dock (the OOTB one).

And there's no video signal coming out. Unless I plug it in directly to the iPhone.

Let me get this straight... the only way to get video out of the iPhone is by bypassing my dock? The whole idea was to have a cheap (?) video player in which to watch rented iTunes movies on!

Or, does Apple expect me to buy the full fledged dock in order to use the video cable?

How much $$$ does Apple need in order to make their devices work at all? I mean, I paid $75 for the component cable (I don't live in the States), now I need to pay $99 for a new dock?