Hello, thanks in advance to any advice you can provide.
I want to be able to hook up my AppleTV (3rd Gen) to an older HDTV. Let me explain my set-up so you know my limitations. It's a Mitsubishi Proj TV Diamond Deries (2004 maybe?), and it does support 1080p. However it is built into the wall and I only have access to a cabinet that holds the Directv DVR, a VHS player, a DVD player, and a Yamaha RX-V659 receiver. Therefore, I can only hook up the AppleTV by going through another receiver. What's my best option? Here is my thinking.Option 1: Hook up AppleTV to Line-In 2 of Sony VHS player using ViewHD HDMI to Composite Converter (Not HD, not ideal)
This is similar to how I used to hook up my old MacBook through a DVI to Composite adapter. Here
is the converter on Amazon. People have reported success in hooking up an AppleTV. However, this is not ideal since it's poor video quality.Option 2: Hook up AppleTV to Component input on Yamaha RX-V659 using a HDMI to Component converter
(ideal? Would it be HD? Could this work?)
As stated before, I can't access the TV directly. I only have access to these receivers. Everything goes through the Yamaha receiver, including the DirecTV HD DVR. My hypothesis is that I can use one of the Component inputs to get the AppleTV into the TV with an HD signal. Then I could use a Toslink cable to transfer the audio. Here is what the back of the receiver looks like:
Now what HDMI to Component converter would I need to make this happen? I'm looking for the most cost effective option. However, I also read a review on a Monoprice HDMI/Component converter where someone wasn't getting an HD signal, but then the Monoprice Tech suggested plugging the converter directly into the TV rather than through a receiver, and then he was able to get HD. I only mention this, because if I must plug the converter directly into the TV to get an HD signal, then I will not choose this option, because I must go through my Yamaha receiver. I would rather do option 1 because that converter is cheaper and smaller if both options will be non-HD anyways.
Any help or guidance anyone can provide would be much appreciated. Thank you!