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Old 12-11-2013, 06:00 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello, is it possible to convert an HDMI signal to a component video signal, with a passive $4.99 cable ? I have a friend with an old Plasma, only Component Video BNC! Inputs.........

This would be a nice way for him to keep his TV and save upgrading to a new TV...... Thank you
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:11 AM
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HDMI is Digital High Definition with HDCP Copy Protection – so no a ‘cable’ terminated with HDMI at one end and 3RCA at the other is of no use and may well damage your kit so don’t be tempted to try it!

Assuming the PDP is HD capable there are/were a few ‘naughty’ Black Box converters around which could help out – though these are now outlawed so hard to find and don't cost $4.99.

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PS You could try googling HDFury!

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Thanx Joe, i'm old enough to know there is no free ride when i comes to good converting.
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There's not even a free ride when it comes to BAD converting right now. I have searched high and low for 'cheap' converters and they just aren't on the market in the USA. Canada has access to some, but from there, you are left with the HDFury products which may prove to work or not work for you. While they are very good, they are not infallible.

I would consider a new TV to make more sense, and to limit the old TV to sources with component video output, which is available on many devices, or can be purchased through some used gear that still works very well.

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