Hooking up new Apple TV to composite in TV set?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by skiltrip, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I really would like to get the new Apple TV, but all my TVs are of the non-HDMI in type. They all have only composite(Yellow/Red/White) inputs. Is there any good adapter that doesn't cost a ton of money in order to do this?
     
  2. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    No. It's probably going to set you back at least 100 bucks to get a working adaptor from HDMI to componant.
     
  3. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I was afraid so. I haven't been able to find any affordable converters, and I know even with one of those high priced converters, the image quality is bound to suffer to a degree that I will find annoying. Guess I'll have to convince the wife we need to transition over to some flatscreen TVs. lol. Anyway to make an old TV die? I think that's the only way a replacement will happen. haha.
     
  4. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    ...got a sledgehammer? :D
     
  5. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    End of November sales bound to get you a couple of opportunities at a 32"+ HDTV with HDMI inputs for less than $200.
     
  6. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Shouldn't be too hard to make your point, if your TV doesn't have HDMIs. Upgrade your cable to HD and explain her that it is time for a new one. I am all for it to no replace anything that is no broken or it is no need it. however a TV without at least 1 HDMI on it...."NEEDS" to be replace :D:D
    good luck!
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    A good excuse for new HD cable/satellite as well.
     
  8. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    Check out dealcatcher.com, that's where I found my daughters 32in LCD at. I think it was around $229. They update daily.

    Personally I enjoy my apple tv enough that I cut off my dish. So For me it'd been worth it to have to buy a new tv. But to each their own!
     
  9. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Good point...having AppleTV will give you the ability to drop your cable or satellite bill, so in 2-3 months time if you are an avergae subscriber with about a $100 bill, you would easily have enough to buy a new 32" HDTV.
     
  10. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    aehm, I'm in the same boat and need something a bit more subtle.

    Or I just donate it to charity and tell her the Salvation Army invaded us and stole it??
     
  11. ThomasBags macrumors newbie

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    EDIT:
    WRONG THREAD, sorry

    I started making some comments about composite and such, and realized it was gonna make me look like an idiort in this thread because it was the wrong thread.



    OH but I do know one thing, HDMI outputs YCbCr I believe, so depending on what your TV supports through component, you may be able to just use an HDMI to component adapter. If someone could, confirm this for me
     

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