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Since you said you have an older TV I guess it probably has composite ports. I don't know if it will work but I just looked up an HDMI to the composite converter (https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Composite-Adapter-Supports-Blu-Ray/dp/B0814Z34XG/ref=sr_1_4?crid=O4XN7RHEJ8QH&dchild=1&keywords=hdmi+to+composite+converter&qid=1610464218&sprefix=hdmi+to+compos%2Caps%2C920&sr=8-4)
So plug the composites that are on the converter to your TV and then your HDMI to the port on the converter. Plug the other end of the HDMI to whatever streaming device you have (Roku, Fire Stick, Chromecast, etc). I'm not totally sure if it will work but maybe you can get some feedback from others.
This is the converter here!
And ah okay! Thank you so much. I was worried because I know you can push a CRT monitor beyond what you should with custom resolutions and such, and I wasn't sure if that lack of support from the switch would cause similar issues.
You need to convert the video signal coming out of your computer to composite, then feed that in to the video inputs on the VCR.
You most likely need an HDMI to composite converter to achieve what you want to do. A simple cord won't work, you need something like this (not a recommending, just the first thing that popped up on Google)
If you buy powered speakers (also called monitors) you can use a regular RCA cable to attach them. Depending on your TV, you might have to get a converter (HDMI/optical -> RCA) to use them
Apologies in advance, I'm a total noob when it comes to CRTs and pretty much anything analog.
I found a Trinitron on Craigslist and I'm hoping to connect my Steam Deck to it for emulation. Don't have it on hand yet but from the pictures I believe it's a KV-27S42 (or a very similar looking model). I'm not necessarily worried about perfect image quality -- I just want to play older snes/n64/gamecube/wii titles on it without it looking horrible. Can it be as simple as setting up 480p (480i? not sure on the difference) output on the Deck and hooking it up an HDMI to component converter/scaler (like this one)? I know there are other things you can do with emulating on a Wii/Raspberry Pi, using high-end scan converters, etc. but I just want to be able to hook up my steam deck with a USB C dock and play some retro games. Again, not too worried about picture quality as long as it doesn't look absolutely horrible.
No, that's an RCA to HDMI Converter. You need an HDMI to RCA Converter. These are not reversible.
If you can’t find one, try this. I have one that hooks up a roku streaming stick to composite connections in a van, and it works well with no problems.
HDMI to RCA Converter
As the first reply said, you probably got the wrong adapter.
This is what you need - HDMI to RCA, not RCA to HDMI:
HDMI to RCA Converter, HDMI to Composite Video Audio Converter Adapter, HDMI to AV, Supports PAL/NTSC for PS4, Xbox, Switch, TV Stick, Roku, Blu-Ray, DVD Player, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0814Z34XG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_BFQC32BEYCARDD0T37ZF?psc=1
Yeah so it’s very strange to be getting no signal while yellow is plugged in but then getting a scrambled signal once I plug in yellow. Maybe the AV cables are messed up.
Yeah, you will need an HDMI to RCA. Video translation is tricky and going from digital to analog is even weirder. This is the adapters I used to go from my PC to my CRTs. It works well but needs to be powered from an outside source. It come with a USB cable and I usually plug that into the PC or a monitor. But the plus side is it modulates it for you too. So if you have something that takes RCA, there is no need for the coax converter.
Basically the easiest way to do it will be first get the film into a digital format.
(Using DVD as it’s a more straightforward process)
1. Rip the DVD to digital using Handbrake best and easiest app to use and is OS agnostic)
- I rip mine for iTunes to H.265 for best quality and size. Takes a bit of time on my MacPro but worth it.
2. Once you have it ripped connect one of the HDMI to Composite adapters to the HDMI out on your video card. It HAS to be one of the powered ones. This one works well, I’m using it on an AppleTV 4 on a CRT TV. HDMI to RCA Converter, HDMI to Composite Video Audio Converter Adapter, HDMI to AV, Supports PAL/NTSC for PS4, Xbox, Switch, TV Stick, Roku, Blu-Ray, DVD Player, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0814Z34XG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_J0CBXJJDDDJCH8FDEXKN
Connect composite inputs to the inputs on your VCR and make you can see a clear picture and have good audio. Make sure you get a complete picture as well on the output on a status monitor with good audio.
Pop in a tape, hit play on video file and record on VCR. Do a test recording first, play it back and make sure it looks good.
Above are some abbreviated steps but they should put you in the right direction. Also make sure your VCR heads have been cleaned, it tracks well and is in good mechanical shape. If you want to do Blu-Rays, you’re going to have to rip them with MakeMKV - free software with a free key (Google it). Then play that video file for your “bootleg”.
I work in I.T. and having done enough of making “old work with new” and “new with old”, I’ve learned enough about getting stuff worked out on stuff like this. It’s gotten a lot easier on the last 5 years.
As far as the graphical stuff for the case, that’s out of my wheel house.
HDMI to RCA Converter, HDMI to Composite Video Audio Converter Adapter, HDMI to AV, Supports PAL/NTSC for PS4, Xbox, Switch, TV Stick, Roku, Blu-Ray, DVD Player, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0814Z34XG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ZKFBKQ80FQTPS66GFVMZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
And then just any old vhs would work.
HDMI to RCA Converter, HDMI to Composite Video Audio Converter Adapter, HDMI to AV, Supports PAL/NTSC for PS4, Xbox, Switch, TV Stick, Roku, Blu-Ray, DVD Player, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0814Z34XG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_J7BKBNCWBVGXNTEAD3ZE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
They suck! I have two that are basically useless now.
Get one of these.
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Thanks for the reply! I was definitely considering the DAC from Analogue, but only if I couldn't find a cheaper solution. I'm very new to this as I've been primarily on PC for 15 years, but would something as simple as this converter be sufficient enough to work? At least in the meantime until the DAC is restocked. Appreciate your time!
My choice to stick with composite is kind of based on nostalgia. Interesting that much things don't do native 240p, I guess it wouldn't make too much difference if it's a 480p signal or something. Can I just get your opinion real quick on this? It's cheap and I'm sure there's probably some quality degradation, but I shouldn't run into incompatibilities with it should I?
You can always get something like this:
You can get something basic like a gt 710 to display 4k videos. (if you will play shows on Netflix and such you might need a stronger gpu)
Assuming your laptop has an HDMI out, you’ll need an HDMI to composite adapter. This is the first one I saw on Amazon and it’s got good reviews. Your image quality is probably going to be crappy though.
You can take the HDMI output from your receiver and convert it to composite (for the RCA inputs on your TV). There are inexpensive converter gadgets to do just this thing. For example:
HDMI to RCA converter US$20
You need an HDMI to composite video converter, here's the first one I found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Composite-Adapter-Supports-Blu-Ray/dp/B0814Z34XG/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=hdmi+to+composite+video+converter&qid=1586000588&sr=8-5
The one you linked converts composite video to HDMI.
HDMI to RCA Converter, HDMI to Composite Video Audio Converter Adapter, HDMI to AV, Supports PAL/NTSC for PS4, Xbox, Switch, TV Stick, Roku, Blu-Ray, DVD Player, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0814Z34XG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_13V8MBN6FH3PE83XF6YJ
Is what I bought for my 05.
I’d do HDMI to composite and then composite to RF. The quality won’t be great but that on RF.
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You want something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Composite-Adapter-Supports-Blu-Ray/dp/B0814Z34XG
There's lots of different models out there, pick one with good reviews.
This works great for me with the rear RCA ports:
what you want is this - https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Composite-Adapter-Supports-Blu-Ray/dp/B0814Z34XG
what you DONT want is this: https://www.amazon.com/Cable-1080P-Connector-Adapter-Transmitter/dp/B09QHLH1H1/
Not sure it’d work but it might be worth checking out this HDMI->RCA converter. If it can meet your needs then $14.09 is a cheap fix.
Unfortunately, the converter that you ordered isn't what you need.
This TV (like most TVs this old) has RF connection only.
There isn't really a direct solution for going from HDMI to RF. But you can combine a couple of cheap adapters to make it work.
First, you can send the HDMI signal into an HDMI to composite A/V converter/downscaler.
Then, you need an RF modulator to convert the composite video signal to RF. If you happen to have a VCR laying around, you can use that. If not, you can buy a standalone one like this.
Then set the TV to channel 3 and you should be in business. I'm not sure what the HDMI source is, but if it's a laptop, then set the resolution to 640x480 for best results. This should allow for proper 4:3 aspect ratio.
Also, you mentioned it is for a video shoot - hopefully the cameras play nice with the CRT. These things are kind of a pain to photograph, to the point where film studios sometimes actually modify old TVs with LCD screens to make things simpler. Otherwise, you might have to mess with the shutter speed of the camera to eliminate any flickering or tearing on the screen.
That's the wrong way around. This is what OP needs
Note that modern UIs are nearly impossible on monitors that low resolution. Here's a photo of a similar size and resolution display running a newish OS X.
This seems like a 250 buck HDMI to RCA converter that I can buy on Amazon for 12.99. What exactly does this do differently?
With enough adapters anything is possible.
Read up on how your current (or typical) FPV video system works. I do not think it's "streaming" in any digital sense.
I believe it's old-school analog video transmitted directly over RF to minimize latency, so if you're using a camera that's captured digitally by the Nano, I think you have to get some kind of output peripheral to output compatible analog video which your RF transmitter should be able to modulate onto the RF signal. There do seem to be HDMI to analog video adapters out there https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Composite-Adapter-Supports-Blu-Ray/dp/B0814Z34XG
I don't know if you can find one that's nice and compact. I've needed video capture cards before to use an analog camera input and that was pretty easy to strip away the big plastic clamshell and connector and solder just the circuit board into my robot, but that was a USB2.0 device on the computer side, not a HDMI connection. I've never tried to hardwire HDMI 😅
An OSD just writes some analog extra graphics onto analog video as far as I understand it. This is kind of an interesting site for doing that with arbitrary graphics:
However, if you're trying to output OpenCV-processed stuff, obviously you need to get the video into the Nano first, so I think it makes sense to find a device that turns the Nano into something that can output analog video signals.
Yes, HDMI to composite. One of these. And set the resolution to 640x480 on the laptop. The TV always displays the same resolution, the converter scales it down to 480i.
Will something like this work and will my tv play sound coming from a fire stick/chromecast?
HDMI to RCA converter