New Apple TV hooked into system with no HDMI ports?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bhyltonm, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. bhyltonm macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    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?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I think HDMI is just like DVI. If your TV has DVI in you could try an adapter.
  3. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Perth, Scotland, UK
    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?
  4. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2010
    Most if not all dvd ripping software removes the protection so you should not have a problem.
  5. bhyltonm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    My TV does not have a DVI connection either. Only thing I can think of is this little device called HDfury (check it out @ Any thoughts?

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