HDMI to component 1080i - cheap options?
I need to convert the HDMI output from an Xfinity Xi3 to component. Don't want to spend a fortune to do it, so a new HDFury version isn't an option.
I'm not new to the forum or the hobby....I've had HDFury models to convert HDMI for use with a couple different CRT projectors, and owned pretty much every DVDO scaler made over the years. I just need something simple and cheap for this application.
For those interested, here's what I'm trying to do: I have a Russound CA series whole house audio system that will do IR transmission. (So I can change channels, etc. using the cable box remote in every room in the house.) I use one audio source to transmit the audio from a cable box to every room in the house. To get TV signal to each room, I use the component video outputs from the cable box to feed a set of video distribution amps. These amps feed several flat panel TVs throughout my home. Kind of a poor man's way to get HDTV and sound to each room. (I did this long before HDMI distribution amps and switchers were available, so the cabling is RG-6, not Cat 5 or 6.) This system works very well, has worked for many years, and is pretty much bulletproof. No HDMI handshake issues, etc.
The only reason I want to swap out the current cable box (that has component outs) to a box that only has HDMI outs is to get the Netflix & Amazon streaming capability, and the pause capabilities of the newer boxes. Because of this, spending more than a hundred bucks doesn't make much sense. More than that, and I'll just invest the money in pulling CAT 6 and HDMI distribution gear.
I've seen some converters on Amazon, but don't know if they work well, or at all.
I'm finding that I'm smarter than I thought, but dumber than I need to be.
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