Whats the difference between ipod classic and ipod 5th generation? Classic is the new version that replaced 5th gen. They basically re-branded the old, traditional style iPod as "Classic" so that now they have 3 clear product lines: Nano, Classic and Touch. The main differences are more capacity and longer battery life. Here are links to the specs:http://support.apple.com/specs/ipod/iPod_Fifth_Generation_Late_2006.htmlhttp://support.apple.com/specs/ipod/iPod_classic.htmlThese pages tell you what outputs they have. From there, you can see what @TV needs and figure it out.