New Apple TV and VGA?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by EricJD, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I see that the new Apple TV only has HDMI output. My projector only has VGA-in, is there a way to connect the Apple TV to my projector?
     
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    Can anyone confirm that an HDMI to VGA cable works with the new Apple TV?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    From reading the reviews on Amazon, I would be surprised if this worked with the AppleTV.
     
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    Content from the iTunes store will not play, but your own content would?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice, guys. I figured there would be issues with digital/analog and HDCP, I just wanted to make sure before I went out and bought stuff only to be worthless.

    Has anyone tried an HDFury with the new Apple TV?
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    digital projector w ATV2

    my old InFocus LP70+ is supposedly able to take a digital signal, so I have ordered a HDMI converter for its "DVI-like" proprietary plug...

    So my question is, if the projector supports 1280x1024 and a digital input, will it accept the 720p (1280x720) signal from my new Apple TV (ATV2); or will the projector act like my 23" Cinema Display (which renders at 1280x800) but will not display anything from the ATV2?

    Side note: has anyone heard about the ATV2 having some remote tricks to change resolution? :rolleyes:

    thx!
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    It seems to work (HDfury2, HDMI -> component), however, I only tried it for a few minutes before switching back to straight HDMI.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Guys, just got an HDMI to VGA cable adapter to connect the new ATV to my HP VP 6120 LCD Projector and can say: IT DOES NOT WORK! Unfortunately I haven't got a HDTV and will have to deal with it later...
     
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    HDfury worked for me with both Apple TV first gen and second gen.
    Giving a new life to my 65inch RPTV !
     
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    LOL....I tried the same thing...bought the HDMI to VGA cable......:-(

    Save your money.
     
  18. macrumors 68040

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    HDMI to VGA Cables WILL NOT WORK. If you understand anything about video cards / HDMI / etc, then you know this will not work.

    HDMI = Digital

    VGA = Analog

    The only way to go from Digital to Analog is to have a device in between called a DAC (digital to analog converter). A straight cable will not have this.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    that is not a HDMI to VGA cable it is an HDMI to VGA adapter buddy ;)

    so it will work for sure!
     
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    It may well work...but I bought the HDMI to VGA CABLE....not adaptor....


    That sure didnt work!
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    I thought you are referring to my thread.
    It is clear that a cable will not work beacause the signal has to be transformed from digital to analog as also paulrbeers said
     
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    I bought a HDMI to VGA adapter and got picture with good quality. It worked for Netflix and other protected content. My problem is that I have no sound, does VGA not carry sound? If not, then what are options for getting sound?

    Thanks
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    I don't think VGA does but you could use the optical port for the sound, you can get optical to analog converters.
     
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    VGA does not carry sound, use the optical out on the ATV Like Mr-Kerrse said.
     

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