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Topic # 30435 8-Feb-2009 14:35
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Hi there,

I apreciate this has prob already been asked a few times but looking for a quick answer.
TV we have here is a 42" RCA plasma tv (wharehouse job) but it does not have any HDMI ports, however it has got component which we run the PS3 into and can get 1080i out of (looks pretty good too).

I've read on other topics here that sky have limited the MySkyHDi box to only output the signal on the HDMI port and the TV must support HDCP.

I was just having a look on trademe, and found this unit which looks like it will take the HDMI signal and convert it to Component HD, will this do the job? I just don't want to splash out on MySkyHDi to find we can't use the HD part of it.


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  Reply # 194741 8-Feb-2009 14:37
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That box converts component -> HDMI. It doesn't do HDMI -> component.

Reastically the only way you're going to get HD is with a HDFury which isn't cheap.

Edit: I'm assuming you're wanting the MySkyHDi for HD output? The box does do component out but only HD via component for some content.

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  Reply # 194742 8-Feb-2009 14:47
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I see what you mean, $339USD is a bit heavy especially with how the exchange rate looks at the moment

what about the component output? SD only?

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  Reply # 194743 8-Feb-2009 15:08
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The box has the normal composite and component outputs along with HDMI. It's just that you will only get HD via HDMI with the exception of some HD content that is made available via component.

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  Reply # 194758 8-Feb-2009 17:25
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HD via the component out from the mysky hdi is available

the problem that arises is copyright protection,

HDMI ports have a chip in them that hold the information about the type of device it is, and this chip carrys the HDCP information,

if a program has HDCP enabled then it will not display in HD unless it recieves HDCP authentication

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  Reply # 194778 8-Feb-2009 19:58
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Sky Sport comes out on component in HD - not TV3, Movies etc. Pretty sures that all that does.

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