Re-wire from component to HDMI
Hi All -
I bought a home built 15 years ago and at the time it was wired quite extensively such that everything leads to a receiver closet in the basement - all TVs, cable boxes, etc. After spending more time than I'd like to admit tracing all of the wires, etc. I feel I now have a really good handle on where everything is going and how it is wired. It's all controlled by a rather old RTI smart remote.
Seller left all TVs (old, super heavy flat screens), receivers, etc.
My problem is I would like to keep at much of the infrastructure in-tact but to generally upgrade the system. Just want to get updated receivers that accept HDMI, newer TVs, new smart remote that I can actually program. My biggest concern is how to run HDMI as all TVs have the 5-wire component currently. Is it as easy as attaching an HDMI cord at the TV-end to one of the component wires (taping it together or something) and pulling that HDMI through wherever it goes in the wall to the closet in the basement? That's ultimately what I would like to do, but not sure it is quite that easy...Afraid to try it and lose my component cables in the wall and then be kind of screwed.
Any thoughts appreciated!