Rigging up Apple TV to a SD TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AppleMan940, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. AppleMan940 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2009
    Hey Guys,

    I'm trying to rig up my Apple TV to a 26" SD-TV in the family room. It supports 480i, 480p and 576p. It will support S-Video in, RCA (red,yellow,white) and Scart. So far I've got an RCA cable - and I thought that would work but when I plug the white and red in as Audio I realise I have 1 other connection to plug into the three video slots. Clearly the ATV component connection is HD.

    So Now I've Bought:

    Component Cable (HD) - video signal
    RCA - audio signal (red and white)

    I want a converter to SCART. I'm not looking for a cable but like a block like adapter that's fairly cheap and in the *UK*. So far all I've found is component to scart but I need one that has 5 connections so I can wack in the three video cables and two audio.

  2. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    here's an easy and cheap way to use an :apple:TV with a standard TV using only the RCA cables and a HDMI-to-DVI adapter. Go here to figure out how to do it. You will need one of these to do it (you can find them much cheaper other places online). I use this method whenever I want to use my :apple:TV in my living room or camper and it comes in handy. The only down side is that you would have to redo this every time the :apple:TV is unplugged and plugged back in.
  3. AppleMan940 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2009

    Thanks for the advice - unfortunately, a) that product is in the States and while I could find it in the UK, doing that glitch everytime it's off and on is not an option if it's to be operated by Family.

    Thanks though.
  4. gool7890 macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
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  5. agdickinson macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2003
    Marston Green, West Midlands, UK
  6. troyn123 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009

    Have you seen this product from svideo.com?

    I was using this product on an older Panasonic widescreen CRT and it worked great.

    If you are interested let me know as I'm not using mine anymore after upgrading to a new Plasma.
  7. gerardwr macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009
    I use my Apple Tv on a 15 year old 26" CRT TV with just a simple RCA cable (red/white/yellow) using the procedure described here : http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Composite

    It requires some initial software tinkering but it works at "nearly zero-cost".

    A quick experiment connecting the Apple TV GREEN video output with a cable to the TV's Video-In will show the ATV screen on tv in Black&White.

    After installation of the SW the picture will be in Color, using the same cable connection.
  8. TheCheapGeek macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
  9. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2005
    Thanks for the video. You play Friends at the end there in 4:3 mode. The majority of my video files are widescreen aspect ratio. What happens when these videos are played on the 4:3 tv?

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