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Topic # 85890 27-Jun-2011 21:53
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Out of HDMI ports on our TV and was wondering if this will work. The TV has a VGA connector. Want to connect a HDMI DVD player through it.

Anybody had success?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Cables-aerials/auction-387495282.htm

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  Reply # 486615 27-Jun-2011 21:58
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Why would you bother, you can sue RCA to RCA, or get an HDMI hub?

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  Reply # 486618 27-Jun-2011 22:06
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tdgeek: Why would you bother, you can sue RCA to RCA, or get an HDMI hub?


Im guessing the point is for HD video, and a hub requires another remote or to get up and switch.

"Unidirectional HDMI in to VGA / 3 RCA out" woluld suggest that this works in the opposite direction that you want

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 486619 27-Jun-2011 22:09
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My point was, if you have an HDMI player and TV then its a waste to use anything less. I think you can get HDMI hubs that are smart. Not cheap but its a nice long term solution.

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  Reply # 486620 27-Jun-2011 22:15
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Does your TV and DVD player have spare component ports? It's probably a cheaper option.





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  Reply # 486835 28-Jun-2011 12:49
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tdgeek: Why would you bother, you can sue RCA to RCA, or get an HDMI hub?



Once you used to High definition via HDMI going back to SD over RCA is not an option. :-)



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  Reply # 486839 28-Jun-2011 12:51
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sbiddle: Does your TV and DVD player have spare component ports? It's probably a cheaper option.




Yip it does. Whats the diff between component ports and HDMI?

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  Reply # 486868 28-Jun-2011 13:33
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Analog and digital.

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  Reply # 486876 28-Jun-2011 13:43
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You might want to double check what resolution your TV supports via VGA.

My Sony LCD TV is full HD, but only supports 1280x1024 via VGA.



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  Reply # 487179 28-Jun-2011 22:12
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sbiddle: Does your TV and DVD player have spare component ports? It's probably a cheaper option.




Yip they do, did not realise that component ports are nearly just as good as hdmi. Will buy a cable and connected it up through there.  

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