Adaptor hell

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 8 Dec 2018 22:02
To: ALL1 of 33
We had to get a digital-analog converter box for our old CRT tv >10 years ago (converts rca in to coax out), when we bought a dvd player. Now the dvd player is wearing out (the tray sticks halfway out fairly frequently). The replacement dvd player (which also does blu-ray -- does anybody even use blu-ray?) we just bought only has hdmi out. So now I have to buy an hdmi --> rca converter. Such a thing exists, TFFT. WE will be chaining the two converters, until such time as we replace the old tv with a new flat screen  :-/

I will post picks of the rube goldbergian monstrosity when it's up and running.
From: ANT_THOMAS 8 Dec 2018 22:38
So you'll be going
HDMI - RCA - RF/Coax?

Makes me sick. Buy a new TV pronto.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 8 Dec 2018 22:44
To: ANT_THOMAS 3 of 33
Maybe I should just get a raspberry pi.
From: koswix 9 Dec 2018 13:50
To: ANT_THOMAS 4 of 33
Ridiculous, isn't it? Every foo' knows that SCART is where it's at.
From: ANT_THOMAS 9 Dec 2018 14:17
To: koswix 5 of 33
That's black magic to them mercans/canuks
From: ANT_THOMAS 9 Dec 2018 14:20
It's not a TV unfortunately. Unless you want to download movies and use it to play back on the TV?
From: graphitone 9 Dec 2018 19:12
To: ANT_THOMAS 7 of 33
(nod) that connector set is going to be about a foot long.

Had to do something similar today. Got a new gfx card that doesn't do VGA and I've got a VGA monitor to hook up to it as a second monitor. The card itself has 1 hdmi out, 1 dvi-d out and three display ports. No. 1 is using the hdmi and I don't have a display port socket in either monitor, so given what I've got, it's going dvi-d to generic DVI then a DVI to VGA them plugging the monitor in. I've ordered a DVI to VGA connector from the eBay to get it tidied up.
From: koswix 9 Dec 2018 19:15
To: graphitone 8 of 33
DVI-D only carries the digital signal, if you want to go to VGA you need either a DVI-I output or an active digital/analogue converter to render the VGA signal from the digital one.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 9 Dec 2018 19:19
To: koswix 9 of 33
The d-a converter has s-video input too, but theres no hdmi-s-video converter I can find. :-((
From: william (WILLIAMA) 9 Dec 2018 20:58
From: graphitone 9 Dec 2018 23:08
To: koswix 11 of 33
I did wonder why it wasn't working with the current setup! The display port adaptor I've ordered'll sort it all out.
EDITED: 9 Dec 2018 23:09 by GRAPHITONE
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)10 Dec 2018 00:37
To: william (WILLIAMA) 12 of 33
From: graphitone10 Dec 2018 08:23
I do blu-ray.

I still haven't jumped into the streaming bandwagon.
That said I've not yet caught up on all the Marvel films, there's at least half that I've not watched. Weighing up the cost of those on disc Vs what it'd cost to get a streaming subscription for a few months and it's a no brainer.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)10 Dec 2018 15:30
To: graphitone 14 of 33
Ordering the stuff (hdmi converter + hdmi cable) from walmart it was going to be shipped in two separate lots delivered on two separate days spread over the holidays, so I located it in-store at a local pc dealer. Slightly more expensive, a lot less hassle.
From: graphitone10 Dec 2018 16:24
Aye, it's still worthwhile browsing the high street.

Still, take a picture and show us what it's like.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)13 Dec 2018 21:20
To: graphitone 16 of 33
bought the stuff today, will try it out on the weekend.
From: ANT_THOMAS14 Dec 2018 21:45
You'll have to upload a photo of it all.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)15 Dec 2018 00:22
To: ANT_THOMAS 18 of 33
Yeah I will when I get it hooked up. The hdmi --> RCA adaptor is really small, like a pack of cigarettes.
EDITED: 15 Dec 2018 00:23 by DSMITHHFX
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)17 Dec 2018 17:09
To: ALL19 of 33
Mrs. broke her toe Fri. night, so never got a chance to hook it up. Probably have to wait 'til xmas  :-(

(I expect it will make fuckall difference to our old tv, assuming it works properly)
From: ANT_THOMAS17 Dec 2018 19:39
Did she kick the TV?