What's new

Would a 3 female to 1 male RCA adapter allow conversion of component to composite? (1 Viewer)

Carlos Garcia

Screenwriter
Joined
Mar 11, 2004
Messages
1,065
I have a problem (see thread below) where I need to try and convert component video to composite. If I have an adapter with 3 RCA plugs in one end and 1 RCA at the other, would I be able to convert my component signals to composite? Thanks for the info.
 

ChristopherDAC

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2004
Messages
3,729
Real Name
AE5VI
No. Even if there were such an adaptor, which I have never seen, the signal produced by combining the 3 outputs through a Y-type adaptor would not resemble a true composite signal enough for your TV to decode it; in fact you could damage the TV and/or the player by doing this. As I see it your choices are two: either run the "Y" line [coded green] of the component feed to your composite input, which would allow you to watch in black-and-white only, or use an RF modulator with component in, and run your video into the antenna inputs via channel 3. [Technically, some models of VCR and similar components would allow you to run an RF signal in and composite out, and I think some DVD recorders allow you to run component in and composite out, but I think these are disabled where Macrovision is involved as it would be on a commercial DVD]. Neither of these is exactly ideal, I know.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
351,488
Messages
4,955,040
Members
143,069
Latest member
yakitori
Recent bookmarks
0
Top