HDMI cable to non-HDMI

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  1. RhinoDoc

    RhinoDoc Well-Known Member
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    I searched and cannot find an answer for this:

    I have not been to a hotel with a TV with an HDMI input, they typically have the red/white/yellow inputs. Is there a cable that is micro HDMI on one end and the three on the other end? I realize it won't be HDMI quality, but i could at least put movies up on the TV from my phone.
     

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  2. BigHAZE

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    There is no such cable. HDMI is digital and the red/white/yellow is analog. You would need an intermediary converter box, which would defeat the purpose of portability. I would like such a cable to hook my EVO into my wife's 2010 Sienna so that the kids could watch video from my slingbox on the ceiling mounted DVD player. Right now they just use a laptop when I turn on the HOTSPOT feature on my EVO, but the integrated car unit has some sweet RF headsets they wear so we can listen to the radio.

    All of my "SJ" devices play out to analog devices fine. Wish my EVO did.
     
  3. Covert_Death

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    doesn't exist, your asking for digital to analog, and you will need an expensive convert to do this.
     
  4. Braaainz

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    Last time I saw an ad for a device that will do what you're asking, I think it was $269 USD
     
  5. EarlyMon

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    Converting to analog/component is straightforward and cheap enough -

    Amazon.com: HDMI to 5 RCA Component AV Converter: Electronics - 55 smackers

    I've been in hotels that had TVs with component hookups - not very often though.

    Doing what you want is NOT as cheap, but it is easy.

    That yellow RCA cable in the red/white (audio) /yellow bundle you mention is composite video and there's your problem:

    The HDMI out on the Evo, so far as I know, is strictly 480p or 720p - a composite cable is designed strictly for 480i.

    To get from point A to point B you need a video scalar built into the adapter, hence the higher price.

    As someone who's been in your shoes many times (I miss my Sony Vaio laptop, it was a champ at outputting video to a hotel TV) I'd recommend the Gefen - it's a top brand for this sort of thing.

    Amazon.com: GefenTV HDMI to Composite Scaler: Electronics about 225 clams

    I've used their other DVI and HDMI boxes and have always been pleased.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  6. RhinoDoc

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    Thanks all. If it was something I could do for $25-30 it would be worth it. I don't find myself in that position often enough to spend $100-200.
     
  7. Vincent Law

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    Yeah, you won't find one for that price. It requires some actual hardware to do that kind of conversion. Your typical cheapo adapter just moves wires around, not convert a signal :p
     
  8. RhinoDoc

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    Just a followup on my own thread:

    I bought an HDMI cable and took it with me the past 2 weekends for out of town softball tournaments with my daughter. BOTH hotels had ancillary HDMI inputs and it worked great! I guess more hotels are upgrading their televisions. I stayed in a Hilton Garden Inn and a Courtyard by Marriott.
     
  9. effluent

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    How about Micro HDMI to component?
     
  10. sitlet

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    Seriously? Micro HDMI is the same as HDMI, just a smaller connector. And again, there is no "cable" to convert the two. You need a powered converter/scaler to do this.
     
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