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Trying to hook my HDMI laptop up to an old school TV at work.

I bought this
http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Ypbpr-Component-RGB-Converter/dp/B002SFT3ZI

Have my HDMI from laptop to the box, then Video Component cable from the box to the TV.

the laptop recognizes it’s hooked up and let’s me choose extend desktop.

TV is on component setting, but there is no picture.

any idea here?

Just realized I will need to get a RCA component, audio cable if I want sound.

Unfortunately, these are not always effective. How old is the TV? In order to work, the converter must be able to adjust the frequency, number of scan lines, and total number of visible lines to match those used by the television, which have been governed by different standards at different times and are not guaranteed to work with these converters. If you can get another TV, preferably “newer” that will be the best possible solution.

You need a 12 year old Asian boy stat.

[quote]Dr.Matt581 wrote:
Unfortunately, these are not always effective. How old is the TV? In order to work, the converter must be able to adjust the frequency, number of scan lines, and total number of visible lines to match those used by the television, which have been governed by different standards at different times and are not guaranteed to work with these converters. If you can get another TV, preferably “newer” that will be the best possible solution.[/quote]

Not sure. It’s an Insignia, I’ll check, but I’m sure they’re all the same TVs here.

My other job has another TV (that’s the one I’m more concerned with), hopefully it will work there.

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
Trying to hook my HDMI laptop up to an old school TV at work.

I bought this
http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Ypbpr-Component-RGB-Converter/dp/B002SFT3ZI

Have my HDMI from laptop to the box, then Video Component cable from the box to the TV.

the laptop recognizes it’s hooked up and let’s me choose extend desktop.

TV is on component setting, but there is no picture.

any idea here?

Just realized I will need to get a RCA component, audio cable if I want sound.[/quote]

What are you going to use it for? To be honest, it’s going to look like shit. I’ve never seen a TV have an acceptable picture from a computer unless it was an HDTV and the input was either DVI or HDMI.

Sorry but I’ve never used that type of converter because of the reasons above. Do they have a support line you can call?

It’s for a PPT , but also would like to be able to show videos with decent sound. While the projector here works great, the speakers suck a bit

TV doesn’t look that “old” for the older style.

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
It’s for a PPT , but also would like to be able to show videos with decent sound. While the projector here works great, the speakers suck a bit

TV doesn’t look that “old” for the older style.[/quote]

Hmm. If the powerpoint slides have a lot of text, they’ll be blurry and probably strain your eyes. For low quality video, it might be acceptable but will never be sharp.

Do you have any problems extending the video using the HDMI to HDMI input of an HDTV? At least that would test the HDMI port on your laptop and the process of extending the video.

Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy/borrow a better set of computer speakers for the PPT?

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy/borrow a better set of computer speakers for the PPT?[/quote]

No, the PPT only has access to an old school TV (at gym)

Classroom at other job has projector speakers.

I tried it on 3 different TVs no luck.

Went ahead and bought this, hope it works
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047PDBP0/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy/borrow a better set of computer speakers for the PPT?[/quote]

No, the PPT only has access to an old school TV (at gym)

Classroom at other job has projector speakers.

I tried it on 3 different TVs no luck.

Went ahead and bought this, hope it works
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047PDBP0/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details[/quote]

If the projection speakers suck just get some computer speakers and hook them up to your headphone jack:

I have these all over my house:

definitely loud enough for a conference room.

[quote]Derek542 wrote:
You need a 12 year old Asian boy stat. [/quote]

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that…errr wait.

[quote]sam_sneed wrote:

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy/borrow a better set of computer speakers for the PPT?[/quote]

No, the PPT only has access to an old school TV (at gym)

Classroom at other job has projector speakers.

I tried it on 3 different TVs no luck.

Went ahead and bought this, hope it works
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047PDBP0/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details[/quote]

If the projection speakers suck just get some computer speakers and hook them up to your headphone jack:

I have these all over my house:

definitely loud enough for a conference room.[/quote]

sorry, they’re separate speakers, just a bit small and when dealing with speakers, sound quality is important.

Could fork out some cash myself, but rather not. Main concern is at the gym where the room I used to use with plasma is no longer available or optimal. Other room, only had old school TV. Mainly just need it for PPT, sound would be nice, but I can do without