Can you hook up ATV2 to standard def TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by NateEssex, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. NateEssex macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2008
    Can you hook up an ATV2 to standard def TV with adapters or cables?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    What inputs does your TV have? HDMI is digital only and most common interfaces used in older TVs (SCART, S-video, VGA, composite...) are analog. Something like this would work but it's quite expensive, you could get a new TV for that price.
  3. NateEssex thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2008
    Yeeah, the tv has S-video and RCA jacks. That solution is way too much money...
  4. wodeh macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2007
    If you haven't yet bought an Apple TV2, don't bother until you get a new TV.

    There are other streaming solutions out there which will work with your TV, and which have analogue outputs, 90% of which will be cheaper than anything which would successfully convert the output of the AppleTV to be usable with your TV.

    Or there's the original Apple TV, too.

    I cringe just thinking about the television picture you have to deal with :(
  5. NateEssex thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2008
    Hey, I do have a 52" 1080p LCD in my living room, but I wanted to be able to use it in different rooms...

    That sucks :(
  6. jbgh, Oct 19, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
  7. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    I'd still just rather put the money towards a HDTV, they're really not expensive these days.

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