hdmi to rca???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Beanstine32, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Beanstine32 macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2012
    i have a mini port to hdmi cable, but my tv has the 3 rca inputs(red,yellow,and white) and would it work if i got a hdmi to rca wire?
    im not expecting it to be in hd but just display the mac.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  3. Phildo macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2011
    Perth, Western Australia
    I was in a similar predicament a few months ago.

    I ended up buying a secondhand LCD TV cheap. People are regularly upgrading and dumping off their older ones cheap.
  4. Beanstine32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2012
    so it won't even display if i had it hooked up like that?
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Probably not.

    Is it an older CRT model? Those have 640x480 resolution, so barely anything fits on them anyways, the TV would be next to useless as a computer screen.
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    The only reason you would want to do this is to watch movies/shows, a tv like that will be unusable as a monitor for even basic computing tasks. That said, you can definitely hook it up, you just need the right adapters.
  7. Beanstine32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2012
    but it would still display? like on a sound system it don't have any hdmi ports only the rca(red, yellow, and white) and the component(red, green, and blue) inputs.

    does the component inputs(red, green, and blue) have sound or is it just video?

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