Workaround for TV & HTPC
August 10, 2012 4:31 PM Subscribe
Can I convert HDMI to component for my HTPC?
posted by Crotalus to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I have a cheap 720p plasma TV that we bought at Walmart. (Sanyo DP50740) All three HDMI ports stopped working simultaneously. Since this happened in the middle of a electrical storm, it it likely that whatever chip or chips control HDMI input got fried by a surge. I moved most things over to the component connecters, which still work fine, but I don't have any way to connect the media PC. Can I buy a converter that will go from the computer's HDMI port to one of the component connections on the TV? Will it display at 720p? Will converting from digital to analog significantly degrade my picture? Where can I buy such a thing? I'd rather do this than buy and install a new main unit, since this TV is rarely used for anything other than kids cartoons. Thanks in advance for your collective widsom.