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(HDMI or YPbPr) to (RGB-analog or S-video)

post #1 of 6
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Hello everyone,

I want to connect a WD TV media player to a CRT TV. WD TV has HDMI, YPbPr and Composite-video outputs, while the TV has RGB-analog, S-video and Composite-video inputs (all through SCART connectors). That leaves only the Composite-video as an option to connect the two devices.
Unfortunately the picture quality for this type of connection is rather poor, so I'd like to ask what is the cheapest and easiest way get a good quality connection, throught some sort of video converter?

Thanks a lot!
post #2 of 6

I'm pretty sure your YPbPr output will be converted to RGB analog by the TV, so I'd try that first?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your reply,

the TV is a Philips 32PW9528, one of the best CRT's Philips released for the European market. Unfortunately the manual only lists RGB-analog, Y/C (S-video) and Composite-video as signal-input options. Component connection wasn't very common in Europe, as we mostly used the SCART connector, which -by standard- didn't support that type of video-signal.
However, there is a chance you may be right about the TV being able to automatically convert RGB-analog to YPbPr; I'm not sure how could I try that though, as I have no way to connect Component-signal's RCA jacks to the corresponding SCART RGB-analog pins (which BTW sometimes unofficially doubled as YPbPr).
post #4 of 6

Here in the States, HDTV's that can't support YPbPr will auto-convert it to analog RGB. If your TV will do the same, it sounds as if "all" you need is an RCA-to-Scart adapter or converter box (if such things exist there)?

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
You probably mean something like this.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
I got a reply from Philips Cunsumer Care, on the issue:

Dear Sir,

We checked the case with the product specialist and the adapter would unfortunately not work. This model can't convert YPbPr signal to RGB (it does not have a built in converter). You can buy a separate converter but it will degrade the quality to the highest possible for SD.
Composite connection has the same limitations as scart and svideo so you might as well use that type of cable.

With kind regards,
Philips Consumer Care



On the bright side, I remembered that somewhere deep in my closet there was a VGA>RGB-analog (SCART) converter. Coupled with this adaptor cable it should give the desired result, for less than 5€.
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