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Topic # 138611 10-Jan-2014 13:12 Send private message

Hi Team



Just wondering. What exact cable is needed to connect Laptop HDMI to a TV with normal RCA inputs? There is also a s-video input



I see there are cables and also converter/adapter.



Under what circumstances is just the cable needed?



Thanks in advance.




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  Reply # 964500 10-Jan-2014 13:36 One person supports this post Send private message

Damager,

No, unfortunately HDMI is a different signal (digital) to RCA (analogue) hence the need for a hardware adaptor. Like this one from Jaycar or this one from Trademe. They convert the signals from one type to another.



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  Reply # 964570 10-Jan-2014 14:38 2 people support this post Send private message

ummm ... buy a new tv? not very expensive nowadays



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  Reply # 964633 10-Jan-2014 15:23 Send private message

I see the cable with no adapter. So if the laptop plays an avi via the adapter then it should be sweet right? But if I wanted to watch YouTube then I'd need the converter.

Am I reading this right?

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  Reply # 964638 10-Jan-2014 15:27 One person supports this post Send private message

Damager: I see the cable with no adapter. So if the laptop plays an avi via the adapter then it should be sweet right? But if I wanted to watch YouTube then I'd need the converter.

Am I reading this right?

New TV not an option at this time :D


You need an active converter like the one's tehgerbil listed. That will let you let you mirror or extend your desktop onto your TV so you can play AVIs, Youtube whatever.

That other passive cable will NOT work.





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  Reply # 964641 10-Jan-2014 15:31 One person supports this post Send private message

Image Quality: HDMI>Component>SCART>S-Video>Composite>Coaxial

The Jaycar unit linked above isn't badly priced at all given that the last time I looked it was more like $250 for a similar thing with a component output, the one on Trademe may work, but composite will look pretty rough if it does.

The options really aren't great, I'd say either the unit from Jaycar assuming the TV supports component (Red+Green+Blue) input, or save up for a cheap new LCD.





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  Reply # 964816 10-Jan-2014 17:55 Send private message

stevenz: Image Quality: HDMI>Component>SCART>S-Video>Composite>Coaxial

The Jaycar unit linked above isn't badly priced at all given that the last time I looked it was more like $250 for a similar thing with a component output, the one on Trademe may work, but composite will look pretty rough if it does.

The options really aren't great, I'd say either the unit from Jaycar assuming the TV supports component (Red+Green+Blue) input, or save up for a cheap new LCD.

If you only have composite (RCA, red yellow and white) inputs on the TV, the one from Jaycar will not work as stevenz has stated.  You can also look at the following link, Darkstar have HDMI to RCA at a great price, just not back in the office until the 15th of Jan.....

http://www.darkstar.co.nz/hdmi-cables/hdmi-to-av-hdmi-converter.html

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