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« on: December 04, 2013, 12:30:48 AM »

Agh, bought a new blu ray player for our bedroom, forgetting our TV is old in there and doesn't have HDMI. Are there no real/cheap HDMI to Component converters?

Also, having opened it up, I can still return to Amazon since it is not opened media but electronics, right?
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 12:45:19 AM »

This?
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 12:47:55 AM »

Is component definitely the best option on the TV?  Any chance it has DVI?  I may be remembering wrong, but I thought DVI existed a bit before HDMI.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 12:49:55 AM »

Not a very common TV connection though - and there are three types of DVI (though the PC uses one and the TV uses another, so the trick is getting the right kind of cable).
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 03:43:35 AM »

TV's from 2005, doesn't have anything but composite and component (and the blu ray again only has hdmi). I managed to do a tv swap... now I have a smaller but newer tv in the bedroom and my wife steals the bigger tv for her office... not ideal, but all works well now at least.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 05:07:00 AM »

I had to deal with a similar problem myself having picked up a 61" rear projection TV for a case of beer...

I ended up going with this: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B004F9XVBC/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The one big warning is that it will attempt to output the same resolution that you send it a signal in. This means that you need to be able to control your source's output resolution to match a resolution that your TV is capable of.

(ie, using an Ouya on a non-HD TV doesn't work using it. Using a HTPC does, because I can set the HTPC's output resolution to one that the TV will support).
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