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markw10
Mar 4, 2007, 01:39 PM
I am purchasing Apple's AppleTV this week and I have a HDTV which will work fine with the HDMI or the Component Video outs but I just wish they had a RCA Video out or S-Video out for a standard TV that I wish to hook another AppleTV to.
My question, is there some type of converter that can convert either HDMI video or Component Video into S-Video or RCA Video?



xparaparafreakx
Mar 4, 2007, 03:50 PM
I don't know if this works, I could try it but my PS3 isnt in my dorm room. HDMI-DVI-RCA, or HDMI-DVI-VGA-RCA

zap2
Mar 4, 2007, 05:45 PM
Well Apple's site say it needs 480p(atleast) so even if you got a converter it likely it won't (unless Apple isn't giving us the whole story.)

mojohanna
Mar 4, 2007, 06:25 PM
You also have to have a wide screen TV....

What you need.
Widescreen TV
Mac or PC
iTunes 7
Wired or wireless network
HDMI cable or
Component video cables and analog audio cables or optical audio cable

RCA is analog and proably cannont handle any of the signals that :apple: tv puts out.

I think you are out of luck connecting to a normal (ie non digital TV).

Multimedia
Mar 4, 2007, 06:39 PM
You also have to have a wide screen TV....

What you need.
Widescreen TV
Mac or PC
iTunes 7
Wired or wireless network
HDMI cable or
Component video cables and analog audio cables or optical audio cable

RCA is analog and proably cannont handle any of the signals that :apple: tv puts out.

I think you are out of luck connecting to a normal (ie non digital TV).Component is analog HD. Call Startech Monday 800.265.1844 (http://www.startech.com) and ask them. I can't find anything on their site. Everything appears to be gong the other way.

Krevnik
Mar 5, 2007, 09:37 AM
The main problem is that the signals are too different between Component and Composite or S-Video for a simple converter cable. So at the very least you would be looking at a 300-400$ converter, if one exists. The market seems to be pushing out more in the way of Composite/S-Video -> Component/DVI/HDMI converters and scalers.

Even then, you would have letterboxing on an older style TV, if the Apple TV cannot be put into a 4:3 mode. What this means is that any fullscreen video you have will be shown in a small box on the screen, and not fill it.

I really would only recommend getting an Apple TV if you actually have an EDTV or HDTV.