Originally Posted by Matt L
Well there are DVI to Component adapters in a wide range of prices. I have no idea how well they work but certainly worth a try. Component inputs are every bit as good as HDMI so no loss of quality on that end.
There aren't that many DVI to component video adapters out there. There are converter CABLES, but those aren't active. It assumes that the source is component video, which the PC may not be able to deliver.
So, if you are thinking something like this will work: http://www.amazon.com/PTC-DVI-Component-HDTV-Adapter/dp/B00068NSZA
- You need to understand that this is not a converter, just an adapter cable. Analog output from a DVI connection will typically be RGBHV, not YCbCr (component), and those little cables/adapters won't do what is necessary.
Worth saying: The OP should check the capabilities of the video card in the HTPC as some video cards can output component video at 720p, or potential 1080i or 1080p and it may do so over the DVI output or it may do it over another connection on the card. I believe my video card on my PC offers this capability, but you should check.
Do you need audio out as well, or just HD video?
Something like this is an active HDMI to component video converter and it MAY work. Read the reviews, it is far from perfect....