Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

Projector and TV Set Up


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 of 14 ddgold

ddgold

    Newbie

  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2012

Posted October 21 2012 - 02:57 AM

Hello All, My friends and I just moved into a new house, which came with a projector mounted on the ceiling in the living room, unfortunately, the only cords running through the wall to the projector is component video. As well, I have a Phillips LCD Tv in the living room. The video sources are a Xbox, ps3, Apple TV, and a time Warner cable box, all with hdmi. The TV has its own built in speakers, but for the time being the only speekers for the projector is a fender amp with RCA inputs. My question is, is there a cheap, reliable way to convert an hdmi to component video, that I could hot swap and the hdmi input on, and will degrade the video/audio quality terribly? On a similar note, are there any a/v receivers on the market today that have 4 hdmi in, and can output two distinct videos? Thanks, ddgold

#2 of 14 schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert

  • 11,974 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted October 21 2012 - 03:46 AM

Does this projector have DVI? Very rare to not have DVI as it took 2-3 extra years for HDMI to replace it on projectors. And for that matter, when DVI exists it is the preferred connection anyway.

#3 of 14 ddgold

ddgold

    Newbie

  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2012

Posted October 21 2012 - 05:44 AM

Thanks for the response. The projector has hdmi, dvi, and component for inputs, but the problem is the only cord that is run from the projector to the electronics cabinet, is a component video cord, red blue green.

#4 of 14 schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert

  • 11,974 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted October 21 2012 - 05:56 AM

Dealing with an HDCP stripper is a lot tougher than running an HDMI. There is always this...(just a sample) http://www.ebay.com/...=item4d060ecf86

#5 of 14 ddgold

ddgold

    Newbie

  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2012

Posted October 21 2012 - 07:03 AM

Alright that would work for video, but the other problem is the audio. I figured that a hdmi to component would also allow easy use of the speaker since there would be a plug for red white rca audio.

#6 of 14 schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert

  • 11,974 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted October 21 2012 - 07:12 AM

You plan on listening to a ceiling mounted projector? Seriously?

#7 of 14 ddgold

ddgold

    Newbie

  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2012

Posted October 21 2012 - 07:57 AM

No I don't, that the point. I want to be able to convert form hdmi to component with red-white audio. I would connect the red-green-blue video into the projector, via a cord that is already run through the wall, and red-white audio to my speakers

#8 of 14 schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert

  • 11,974 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted October 21 2012 - 08:38 AM

No I don't, that the point. I want to be able to convert form hdmi to component with red-white audio. I would connect the red-green-blue video into the projector, via a cord that is already run through the wall, and red-white audio to my speakers

^^^ makes zero sense. Cause of... http://www.amazon.co...plitter toslink http://www.amazon.co...rds=toslink rca

#9 of 14 schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert

  • 11,974 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted October 21 2012 - 08:42 AM

And... "On a similar note, are there any a/v receivers on the market today that have 4 hdmi in, and can output two distinct videos?" Introduce yourself to... http://www.pioneerel...Receivers/SC-67

#10 of 14 ddgold

ddgold

    Newbie

  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 21 2012

Posted October 21 2012 - 09:00 AM

http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2 This is what I'm looking at, something like this. I was wondering if this kinda of thing would be reliable, and would there be much lose in quality?

#11 of 14 schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert

  • 11,974 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted October 21 2012 - 09:09 AM

I was under the assumption you wanted to at least view 1080I/720P...but since you don't... Go ahead. And, by the way... The description says this works to SD. The "tech specs" claim HD. In other words...with OTA 1080I/720P it will work. BD and gaming, probably not.

#12 of 14 projector101

projector101

    Newbie

  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 29 2013

Posted January 29 2013 - 09:57 AM

If ever i get stuck with which cables to choose for conversions i usually tell clients to try maplin electronics they can help with projector faults and even repairs or try www.ninatec.co.uk

#13 of 14 Jim Mcc

Jim Mcc

    Advanced Member

  • PipPipPip
  • 3,710 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 11 2004
  • Real Name:Jim
  • LocationOconomowoc, WI.

Posted January 29 2013 - 01:40 PM

You dug up a 3 month old thread to use as a sales pitch? SHAME SHAME!!

#14 of 14 projector101

projector101

    Newbie

  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 29 2013

Posted January 30 2013 - 05:27 AM

Whats a sales pitch im new to this stuff . Regrds gail




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users