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Component video to HDMI converter

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by redsoxfan26, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. redsoxfan26

    redsoxfan26 Godfather

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    Are they any good?
     
  2. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    My first question is where would you use one? Most equipment has that built in and better performing than an external device.

    Since you have your reasons, I wish I could tell you one way or another if they are any good. I haven't had the need yet. My TVs and A/V Receivers do the job for me.

    Sorry couldn't be more help,
    Tom
     
  3. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    I have to agree with Tom here. Recognize that a component to HDMI converter should provide a means for incorporating digital audio, so it should have either an optical or coaxial digital audio input. However, you should also be aware that such a converter would not support the latest types of HD surround audio such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. OTOH, most current receivers with HDMI outputs provide component to HDMI conversion (recognizing the audio shortcomings).
    Personally, I'd avoid the use of a converter.If you have a component video source you wish to connect to your TV, use a component input on the TV. If needed, component selector switches are readily available.
     

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