HDTVSUPPLY Archive Page
Monday, December 26, 2005
Q: Hey, I just got a new upscaling DVD player and want to wire it to my 4-year old HDTV that has only a red-green-blue component input, what cable do I buy?
A: There is no adapter, converter or cable that will convert an "digital" DVI or HDMI signal to a "analog" component signal. If you want a scaler to do it just go to http://www.hdtvsupply.com/scalers.html and spend upwards of a thousand bucks.
Q: Gulp, I don't want to do that, what is another option?
A: Stick with component.
Q: But I have only one component input on my HDTV and have 3 devices with component outputs...a DVD player, a high definition Tivo and an Xbox, what do I do now?
A: That's easy, you need a component video switcher that switches multiple component video inputs to one component video output. See ours at http://www.hdtvsupply.com/cosw.html
Q: Cool, thanks.