Apple Tv & Non HD Ready Tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Snapperjw, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Snapperjw macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2007
    So firstly I know similar questions have been posted before but I'm confused!!

    I have Apple TV on order ( arriving Monday 3rd March ) but I don't have a HD Ready TV!! Just a Sony CRT Widescreen with 2 scart sockets on the back...

    I thought I would buy a cable with the 3 component leads on one end and a scart on the other... Hey presto I'm in business with apple TV...

    From what I read that is not going to work????

    Is my only choice really to by a converter for about £90? Surely not!!!

    Finally is this because in the U.S older TV's are component video and in Europe they are Scart?

    Thanks, Snapper
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Actually older TVs in the US have Composite (One video Cable, one or two audio), newer TVs have Component, the newest have HDMI and sometimes VGA or DVI.

    When looking at converters, it all depends on what your TVs SCART ports support. I've seen some interesting Component to SCART converters, and some HDMI to SCART converters.

  3. Gondry macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2007

    please let us know if it works, I'm in the same boat tv wise (nice sony crt) and would get an apple tv if it would connect ok.
  4. dannyar macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2007
    even some older crts, from may be 5 years back have one component connection. i had a 5 year old sony wega crt and it had a single component connection. it only supported 480i but it was something nontheless
  5. pjac macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007
    You can get a SCART to component cable easily and cheaply, but your TV might only accept RGB component, and not YCbCr component (which the Apple TV outputs).

    I think this is the case with my TV, and probably most older TVs in Europe. This is one reason why I haven't bought an Apple TV (yet).
  6. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    Funny thing is there seems to be lots of SCART to component converters (and it's not just an adaptor cable, but a circuit), but there don't seem to be many component :)apple:TV's output) to SCART (TV's input) converters, which is what the OP needs. It suggests that the demand is for devices to support people connecting their older sources to newer TVs, rather than the other way around.

    Here's a good article.

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