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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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
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  7. Mord macrumors G4

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

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