Answer by Razor512 · Oct 27, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Is the TV 720p or higher, or is it SD?
does the tv support VGA? if it does, you can get a HDMI to VGA adapter http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-Premium-Adapter/dp/B007SM7O2U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351380878&sr=8-2&keywords=hdmi+to+vga
the only problem is VGA does not have audio so the HDMI device that you want to use with the TV will have to have other audio outputs.
If the tv does not support HD video then using a HDMI adapter will actually give you worst picture than if you were to just use the component outputs especially if the device outputs a 720p or 1080p signal to the TV and it just scaled that down to the resolution of the display within the TV which often will not have any resampling (thus you will have issues of fine details disappearing entirely instead of being approximated to a lower resolution, eg a light bulb filament becoming a 3 pixels in a triangular pattern rather than being completely ignored because those details get calculated to less than 1 pixel width or hight (9which makes them completely disappear or flicker in and out.
All in all, if your tv is not HD, use component video or some kind of video receiver that can post process the video and resample to your TV's resolution.
PS VGA can be converted passively to component but if the signal is of a higher resolution than the tv, then you will have video issues.
Answer by TheTechDude · Oct 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM
I have basically the same problem you said on one of my tvs the receiver for the sound system is older and does not have HDMI but the TV does so I connect the HDMI cables to the TV and my TV has Optical Audio out so I just use that to connect the stereo.
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