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post #1 of 5 Old 07-29-2013, 06:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello,

I currently have a pretty old Toshiba 34HF81 HD TV that has: composite, s-video, and component input. It lacks HDMI. Is there any economical way that I can get like a hdmi to component converter? I would like to be able to use my laptop's hdmi output and hook it up to my TV some how to watch movies. i have seen some things on amazon, but nothing that I feel comfortable buying.


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Technically, you're not going to find a converter that will work because HDMI is encrypted with HDCP and can't be converted to analog, but that's not saying it's impossible. The thing is, it maybe cheaper just to replace the TV in the long run, otherwise, you will end up with a pricey converter that will have no useful purpose.
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Technically, you're not going to find a converter that will work because HDMI is encrypted with HDCP and can't be converted to analog, but that's not saying it's impossible. The thing is, it maybe cheaper just to replace the TV in the long run, otherwise, you will end up with a pricey converter that will have no useful purpose.

Yup, I appreciate your response and was pretty doubtful to begin with.. So thanks for the good answer and I'll just have to live with it until I get a new TV.

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Just enter "HDMI to component converter" on ebay.com.

You'll find a bunchload of converters in the $40 range and most of them give a crap about HDCP. If you look specifically for one that says that it works with PS3, then you're fine (since PS3 only outputs HDCP encrpyted HDMI - unlike the XBox360).

For example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/290952008283
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Search the Internet for HD Fury/HD Fury II/HD Fury III. All were pulled from US sales as they violate the millennium digital copyright act. However, if you had one, it does convert HDMI to component video and/or RGB.

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