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Topic # 228786 22-Jan-2018 17:54
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i have an old tv with no hdmi port.  
it has a "pc in" port and the red, white and yellow audio/video sockets.
i'm looking for an adapter that i can plug my chromecast in to.
would this work? https://www.dhgate.com/product/new-vga-male-to-hdmi-output-1080p-hd-audio/251860852.html?

if not - any suggestions other than a new tv?


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  Reply # 1944943 22-Jan-2018 18:05
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I think the one you linked to goes in the wrong direction. You need something like this https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SEVOEM9603/Generic-HDMI-Female-to-VGA-Female-Video-Convertor and then a VGA cable or converts to change the connector to match what your TV needs, something like https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ITPAB418/Dynamix-HD-DB15-VGA-MaleMale-Mini-Changer-JOINER 




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  Reply # 1944948 22-Jan-2018 18:21
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thanks for the quick response.

 

just to be sure - that second device, the dynamix male to male joiner - is it the same on both sides? eg - will be able to plug into the first device and my tv?


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  Reply # 1944987 22-Jan-2018 19:27
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You could use a joiner like that, or just a standard VGA cable like still inexplicably are supplied with LG monitors, so the trash at any place that buys computers will probably get you many VGA cables for free. The adapter will leave the converter sticking out of the TV, and then you would also need to add a HDMI coupler onto it to take the chromecast which would stick out even more.

 

Also see what audio plug the tv uses for the PC input, some use a 3.5mm, others will use some RCA plugs. Also check that the PC input will work at 1080p, old TVs were often PC resoltutions only, and the chromecast goes for what the best that the device reports, so for those adapters will normally be 1080p60.

 

If picture quality isnt a concern then a HDMI to composite adapter will work for sure, so long as you get one that will take 1080p in, some will just report 480p or 576p to the source so that they make the source output a low res to match the display, but if the source cant do that then you will get nothing.





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  Reply # 1945158 23-Jan-2018 09:14
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https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/cables-aerials/auction-1525879593.htm?rsqid=53e505766d4743c69ec658064355ee70

 

Was what I recommend a friend get. Not sure they went ahead but another option. Cheap enough can just try and see.


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