View Full Version : New Apple TV hooked into system with no HDMI ports?

Sep 27, 2010, 07:33 PM
I would like to get the new apple TV. Problem is I have an old plasma "Enhanced Def" TV hooked into a Bose Lifestyle 28 system. Neither the TV nor the Bose system have HDMI ports. Is the new Apple TV going to be impossible without a TV upgrade?

Sep 27, 2010, 07:35 PM
I think HDMI is just like DVI. If your TV has DVI in you could try an adapter.

Sep 27, 2010, 07:51 PM
HDMI to DVI adapters (http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=hdmi+to+dvi&x=0&y=0) and others (http://www.monoprice.com/home/index.asp).

Sep 29, 2010, 03:32 PM
So if I connected a new Apple TV to a TV without a HDMI or DVI input, would I still be able to watch ripped DVDs because they are not protected by HDCP, or would the whole system be entirely unusable?

Any thoughts?

Sep 29, 2010, 03:36 PM
Most if not all dvd ripping software removes the protection so you should not have a problem.

Sep 30, 2010, 05:05 PM
My TV does not have a DVI connection either. Only thing I can think of is this little device called HDfury (check it out @ hdfury.com). Any thoughts?