EDIT: This can be done by a non-tech using a D-board or if you know how to solder surface mount. As for signal level, check below for post on buffer.
The HD FURY PRO would be a better choice for non-techs since this way won't work with every TV.On the other hand being one is not needed. Problem is that the signal level is low out of the component output. Also, it will not work in 1080p since the DA4 chassis did not support 1080p (DVI to RGB converter on the UD board does not support 1080p)
It works perfectly fine with my NEC XP37+ since it supports 1080p (XBOX360, PS3, etc) or 720p in component.(Yes it does !!!
) It also has a switch for High or Low level signal inputs. Too bad this board does not output in 1080p....
Cost is less than the HD Fury by a lot. A UD board on ebay is like given. For me it was free.http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sony-KP-51WS500-U...3#ht_994wt_698
Power supply 5V 500mA is not costly (I used a cell phone charger) and 40 ohm resistor from ground to MUTE pin is given at any electronic store. For wiring, strip a rca or component cable and solder wire to wire.
Works perfectly with PS3, XBOX360, DVD and Blu-Ray. No HDCP problem since the DA4 chassis was HDCP compatible (KD-34XBR960,etc,etc) and anyways it's converted to Component.
As far as skills required, being a tech is not needed. Wiring and soldering knowledge for sure but not much more.
1: 5V - Supply + - Connect to + of a 5V power supply
2: Reset - Not used
3: VGA - Not used
4: MUTE - 40 ohm resistor to any GND pin
5: GND - Connect to - of 5V supply
- Component Red
8: Pb -Component Blue
10: Y - Component Green
11: GND - Other end of the 40 ohm resitor
12 and 13 are not connected to wires
As said, a TV with High or Low level inputs is needed.
Or somebody makes a non-inverting signal level amplifier. (Tech needed
Any monitor NEC, Mitsubishi or maybe some other brands should have this switch.
For any one who wants a 480p, 1080i and 720p HDMI input on their monitor and save money, this is the way to go.