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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42275.1 
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.
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42275.2 In reply to 42275.1 
So you'll be going
HDMI - RCA - RF/Coax?

Makes me sick. Buy a new TV pronto.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
42275.3 In reply to 42275.2 
Maybe I should just get a raspberry pi.
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 From:  koswix  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
42275.4 In reply to 42275.2 
Ridiculous, isn't it? Every foo' knows that SCART is where it's at.

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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  koswix     
42275.5 In reply to 42275.4 
That's black magic to them mercans/canuks
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42275.6 In reply to 42275.3 
It's not a TV unfortunately. Unless you want to download movies and use it to play back on the TV?
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
42275.7 In reply to 42275.2 
(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.
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 From:  koswix  
 To:  graphitone     
42275.8 In reply to 42275.7 
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.

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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  koswix     
42275.9 In reply to 42275.4 
The d-a converter has s-video input too, but theres no hdmi-s-video converter I can find. :-((
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42275.10 In reply to 42275.9 
https://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Composite-Converter-Include-Adapter/dp/B00LK95VNQ
 
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  koswix     
42275.11 In reply to 42275.8 
I did wonder why it wasn't working with the current setup! The display port adaptor I've ordered'll sort it all out.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42275.12 In reply to 42275.10 
A bit rich for my budget. Im looking at something more like this

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Mini-1080P-HDMI-to-RCA-Audio-Video-AV-CVBS-Adapter-Converter-For-HDTV/634549886
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42275.13 In reply to 42275.1 
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.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  graphitone     
42275.14 In reply to 42275.13 
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.
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42275.15 In reply to 42275.14 
Aye, it's still worthwhile browsing the high street.

Still, take a picture and show us what it's like.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  graphitone     
42275.16 In reply to 42275.15 
bought the stuff today, will try it out on the weekend.
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42275.17 In reply to 42275.16 
You'll have to upload a photo of it all.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
42275.18 In reply to 42275.17 
Yeah I will when I get it hooked up. The hdmi --> RCA adaptor is really small, like a pack of cigarettes.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42275.19 
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)
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42275.20 In reply to 42275.19 
Did she kick the TV?
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