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Dec 28 2013
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PS4 SDTV compatability help

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So I bought a PS4, but lo and behold, it won't plug into SDTV. The SDTV I have right now works perfectly fine, and I play my PS3 on there and have it plugged in and everything, but it only has the yellow, red, and white plugs in the back (think it also has the blue red green too). But, I think I found a way to make it compatable, but I want to make sure from people who are more tech savvy. I was thinking of getting these two items: http://www.amazon.com/RiteAV-Audio-Video-Cable-feet/dp/B000V0DY7U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388201870&... http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Composite-CVBS-Converter-1080P/dp/B009A6PJKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=13847...

 

With these two items will I be able to plug the hdmi cable into the composite converter, then plug one end side of the white/red/yellow wires into the plugs and then the others into the TV. Will this work for the PS4? I really don't wanna upgrade my TV (and since I'm still living at home at the moment my parents don't want me to since the SDTV is perfectly fine and there's nowhere else in the house to put it). If not, please give me another way!

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Dec 28, 2013
I'm sorry but if you want a PS4 or X1 you need an HDTV. It's not the answer you want to hear but there is no point having an X1 or PS4 if you're not going to take advantage of its higher native resolution capabilities. Your PS3 is better suited for what you have.
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Dec 28, 2013
Get an HDTV. They're not expensive anymore.
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Dec 28, 2013

Yes yes, I know, but what I'm wondering is if my idea will work, if anyone knows. If it won't I'll just buy a computer monitor and speakers and plug it into that.

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Dec 28, 2013
That adapter outputs hdmi and you need hdmi in (not out).
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Dec 28, 2013

brooksay wrote:

Yes yes, I know, but what I'm wondering is if my idea will work, if anyone knows. If it won't I'll just buy a computer monitor and speakers and plug it into that.


Doesn't seem too expensive, try it out and see. 

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Dec 28, 2013
Best bet is to get a cheap monitor. I got a 29" (I think) for under $200. Full 1080p with my surround sound hooked up. Couldn't imagine playing on an SDTV.
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Dec 28, 2013
HDCP is the main thing holding you back, even with an adapter the hdmi signal will require a connection to a secure HDCP device. Sony plans on removing the HDCP requirement in the future(tm)

Basically, bad luck and should have did some research =( just pick up a cheap hdmi monitor with speakers and of course hdcp support.
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Dec 28, 2013

You're doing yourself a disservice with playing in SD still. 

 

Get yourself an HDTV asap.

 

I doubt an HDMI to Component converter is going to work. Especially an inexpensive one

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brooksay wrote:

Yes yes, I know, but what I'm wondering is if my idea will work, if anyone knows. If it won't I'll just buy a computer monitor and speakers and plug it into that.


It wont.

 

You need a real device this these:

 

http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdtocoad.html

 

And who really know how well it will work? You will have to do research on your own.

 

That money would be much better spent getting a monitor that is up to current standards (HDMI)




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