Looking for a mini-ITX motherboard for an HTPC that supports analog video out (s-video or composite/y-rca) or I need a cheap way to convert HDMI or DVI to one of those analog video formats.
I want to build an HTPC for my 10-year old TV. The TV works just fine... no need to fix what isn't broken! However, as old as it is, it doesn't support the fancy new-fangled video inputs such as HDMI or DVI.
If it did, my ideal motherboard would have been ZOTAC IONITX-F-E Intel Atom 330
which has the PCI-Express slot I need for my Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800
analog cable TV tuner card.
I do have a simple little VGA-to-S-Video/RCA
converter box that I bought on Amazon a couple years ago, but lately it has had a really "flickery" picture, rendering it pretty much useless. The nice thing about it was the cheap price. Anything that converts HDMI to analog formats is outrageously expensive though—totally not worth it! However, if there were something a little better for not much more coinage, I might be open to sticking with the vga/dvi-to-rca/s-video approach, but I would like to weigh out all my options I guess. I haven't come across any mini-itx motherboards which had s-video or composite/rca output built in, except for an old low-quality Intel board mentioned here
Ideally, I don't want to pay more than $200 total for the motherboard/cpu (if not already an ION board) & video output solution, together. Any of you hardware gurus seen or know of any decent solutions to this tricky dilemma?