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hey guys,

SITUATION:
I have a HTPC that outputs through HDMI and I have a TV with no HDMI. I need some way to convert HDMI to Component.

SOLUTION 1: A converter box from Monoprice


SOLUTION 2: A shady cable from eBay

So what do you guys think? I would really like to get the cable because it is cheaper and has not AC adapter but I have a feeling that it would stop my Blu-ray playback because of security features. Please tell me what you guys think.
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Check the eBay cable first, its way cheap, but also check out www.partsexpress.com
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Originally Posted by robertoburri View Post
hey guys,

SITUATION:
I have a HTPC that outputs through HDMI and I have a TV with no HDMI. I need some way to convert HDMI to Component.

SOLUTION 1: A converter box from Monoprice


SOLUTION 2: A shady cable from eBay

So what do you guys think? I would really like to get the cable because it is cheaper and has not AC adapter but I have a feeling that it would stop my Blu-ray playback because of security features. Please tell me what you guys think.
unfortunately the convertor is the way to go, however does your HTPC have VGA? if so a DB25 to Component cable would be your best bet. And you'll get your 1080p no problem. And will be much cheaper than the convertor.
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Sadly, it does not have VGA It only has DVI and HDMI so I guess I can buy the converter or a HDMI TV lol
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post #5 of 8
Ive used the converter box from monoprice, its works just fine.
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Originally Posted by robertoburri View Post
Sadly, it does not have VGA It only has DVI and HDMI so I guess I can buy the converter or a HDMI TV lol
Most DVI pass Digital and Analog, you should be able to use a DVI-VGA adapter and then a VGA to Component, this way you're not having to fork out for a D/A convertor from monoprice.
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you could try to put the HDMI through a surrond sound system input and have it out put into the tv's input through component?
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HDMI converter is the way to go. HDMI carries digital signal only, meaning that shady cable won't work because component is supposed to be analog (converter box converts digital to analog).
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