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petehouk
12-28-2014, 11:18 AM
Hey everyone. I have component video cables installed under the floor of my living room between the DVD player and the TV. Looks like the new hardware all has HDMI outputs. Can I use two of these adapters to get an HDMI signal to the TV through my component video cables?

http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-538581-HDMI-Cable-5-Feet/dp/B005QWH4QA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1419783332&sr=8-2&keywords=hdmi+to+component

Olorin67
12-28-2014, 11:23 AM
Most of the adapters only work in one direction. They either convert HDMI to component, or the other way. This would defeat the DRM also, so most blu-ray movies wouldn't play. and you might only get standard def, not HD. I'm no expert on the digital stuff though, others here would know more.

petehouk
12-28-2014, 11:40 AM
I don't think that cable converts the signal. And I don't really want it to. I have an HDMI input on the TV. I just don't have a good way to get the signal there.

andy
12-28-2014, 02:31 PM
It's not possible. HDMI uses different impedance wires, and needs more of them. There are also other wired that carry other signals. The best you could do would be to convert HDMI to RGB, or component at the source. There are lots of inexpensive devices that will do that (even for copy protected sources).

Your best option might be to try to use the existing wire to pull a long HDMI cable through. Just be sure to test the HDMI wire first since long wires can be problematic depending on the quality of the HDMI transmitter and receiver.