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HDMI to component video/audio....

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Seems i have two choices, ebay sells a HDMI to Component video cable, or use a powered converter..


Has anyone actually used a cable such as this ? I never heard of such a thing. The powered converter, yes i have...


Your thoughts
post #2 of 8
A cable will not convert a HDMI signal to a component signal. Such a cable is useful only if the source is capable of putting out a component signal on its HDMI connector.
post #3 of 8
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Seems the converter is the way to go, Thanx
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Originally Posted by kgveteran View Post

Seems the converter is the way to go, Thanx

Make sure your converter is HDCP compliant.

The converter cable is a no go as Colm said.
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Originally Posted by alk3997 View Post

Make sure your converter is HDCP compliant.

The converter cable is a no go as Colm said.

What seemed like a simple project has gotten a little complicated, but I'm learning some thing new...

Thanx
post #6 of 8
I have one that came with a Slingbox setup I can sell cheap
post #7 of 8
Always a tricky one

As per previous advice give the cable a big body swerve or risk damaging your kit!

An HDCP Compliant' converter would only work with non-HDCP protected source content; so not much use for folk who want to watch broadcast or pre-recorded media!

A Converter which breaks HDCP is against HDMI.org rules so getting pretty rare these days as HDMI.org clamp down on Manufactures of these devices.

Joe
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Originally Posted by Joe Fernand View Post

Always a tricky one

As per previous advice give the cable a big body swerve or risk damaging your kit!

An HDCP ‘Compliant’ converter would only work with non-HDCP protected source content; so not much use for folk who want to watch broadcast or pre-recorded media!

A Converter which breaks HDCP is against HDMI.org rules so getting pretty rare these days as HDMI.org clamp down on Manufactures of these devices.

Joe

As Joe hinted at, the more these get discussed in various forums (forii?) the more likely someone from the liscensing orgs will see the discussion. They are against the licensing agreements that all HDMI product manufacturers have to sign.

For what it is worth the availability seems to go in spurts. A new one gets released, it sells for a while then magically disappears from the marketplace.

The key for this forum is that the HDMI Org used to actively participate here and who knows if they still lurk around.
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