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Default video output - 07-30-2009, 10:04 PM

is there anyway to convert a mini10's hdmi output to analog to hookup to a tv or projector with RCA or s-video?
i have been looking at frys and online and have found no solutions
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Default 07-30-2009, 10:08 PM

You need something called a "scaler". The problem is most devices are made for going from older standards to newer, not the other way around.

They're out there, but they're not cheap.

HDMI to Composite or S-Video Scaler


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Default 08-01-2009, 09:11 PM

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is there anyway to convert a mini10's hdmi output to analog to hookup to a tv or projector with RCA or s-video?
i have been looking at frys and online and have found no solutions
Not sure how good the quality would be but you could try using the HDMI and convert down. HDMI > DVI > VGA. There are some VGA to Component/Composite converters out there, or you can google the pinouts and hack up your own VGA to Component cable. Hope this helps.


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Default 08-01-2009, 11:29 PM

You can't "hack" a digital signal into an analog one with cables.


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Default 08-02-2009, 04:03 AM

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You can't "hack" a digital signal into an analog one with cables.
You can get Component directly from VGA. Look at the pinouts. It does work, not sure on the level of quality, but it does work.


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Default 08-02-2009, 05:46 AM

You can only get an analogue signal from a DVI-I signal. The "I" stands for "integrated" and means that the DVI signal does include a VGA signal.

HDMI is a only a digital signal. It is possible to use a cable or an adapter to get a DVI-D signal ("D" stands for digital and its only digital - no analogue) from HDMI but it is not possible to get a DVI-I signal from HDMI. If you add an adapter from DVI-D to VGA you will get no signal. No chance.

The connectors and cables of DVI-I and DVI-D cables seem identically.

The only way to convert a digital HDMI signal to an analogue signal is to use an expensive signal converter. You have to look for something like this: Normwandlerde - HDMI nach Video Downscaler CM-388 CM-388

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Default 08-02-2009, 12:50 PM

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You can get Component directly from VGA. Look at the pinouts. It does work, not sure on the level of quality, but it does work.
And we're talking about HDMI, not VGA.


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Default 08-03-2009, 01:47 AM

shitty. the mini 10 needs an analogue video out. my old 1420 at least had a svid out
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Default 08-03-2009, 02:17 PM

You can get DisplayLink USB adapters which give a DVI-I or VGA connection, although video playback with one may not turn out that well because the Atom processor has to do more work than with built-in video out connections, due to the DisplayLink technology.
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