HDMI to Component

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by newbee29, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. newbee29 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    Hi all,

    I have just ordered my first mac! I have an older big screen tv that is HD Ready. I have HD hooked up from directv via component cables. I was wondering if this cable will work with the mini to be able to hook it up to that tv?

    I dont plan on always having the mini hooked up to that tv (Main hookup is a 32 LCD HDTV) , just once and a while.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    HDMI transfers video in a digital format while component does so in an analog.

    I expect that cable uses a proprietary adapter on the PS3 end and has the PS3 due to the digital-to-analog conversion before sending it to the cable.
  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    I doubt that cable will work. Although it is actually hdmi on one end, I think the ps3 outputs analog video on a few of the pins in a nonstandard way that the mac min doesn't.
  4. zacharace macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Bexley, OH, USA
    +1. Sony kept their connector semi-proprietary it seems.

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