Apple TV Question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by iYitsy, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. iYitsy macrumors member

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    If I were to buy an apple tv, I know that it does have an HDMI port.. but can I use HDMI To VGA/DVI or HDMI TO composite and still use airplay?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    The ATV2 has HDMI, or do you eed the first gen of ATV for a particualr reason?
     
  3. iYitsy thread starter macrumors member

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    I just bought a hdmi to composite converter. Works perfectly fine.
     
  4. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    How much did it cost? HDMI capable TVs are getting really cheap these days.
     
  5. iYitsy thread starter macrumors member

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    The converter was 40 bucks or so. Not all TVs and projectors are HDMI compatible though.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047PDBP0/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

    This is the one that I purchased, it has a s video out and composite.

    It's good for work. We have a lot of 37-42" tvs but do not have a HDMI.
     
  6. Randomizer macrumors member

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    Hdmi

    HDMI has been on virtually everything for several years now. If you are thinking about purchasing a new AppleTV - it would be an AppleTV 2 - which already has HDMI. HDMI conversion is so 5 years ago ... plus conversion means loss of features (HDMI carries audio and control signals) and, if converting to anything other than component, a loss in resolution.
     

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