- Chromecast on non-HDMI TV – Can it be done?
The HDMI to Scart/Component Video connectors do exist but they are quite expensive and as Warton says a bit rubbish really.
A better solution is probably just to plug a PC/laptop into the TV which uses Video Out or it your TV has a PC in socket (a bit like the one you find on a monitor)
Then you have the “nuclear option” of just buying another TV or perhaps something like a 24/28 computer monitor which has HDMI in and to which you could connect a freeview/freesat box although that’s second best.Posted 3 years ago
As above, I have a Chromecast gizmo but my TV doesn’t have an HDMI port. It’s about 9 years old, so it has other ports. I have one scart port free which says ‘RGB, Video and S-video’ beside it and a ‘Component Video’ Panel with 3 socket holes labelled Y (green), Pb (blue) and Pr (red).
Is there an adapter I can get to plug into one of these that I can plug the chromecast into? And where is best to buy such a thing? There seems to be a lot of options, and prices vary dramatically for things that look to be identical spec. Bit like bikes to the outsider I suppose!Posted 3 years ago
Hmmm, was going to take a punt on the link suggested by DezB since at <£13 it seemed worth a shot, but first I asked seller’s opinion. The reply was
‘Thanks for interested in our items. We are afraid that this item can’t meet your requirement. Any other questions,please feel free to contact us.’
So guess that puts me into the territory of the more expensive options such as ekul’s CPC suggestionPosted 3 years agoallthepiesMember
I bought this to connect my Chromecast to an older TV without an HDMI input, and it works exactly as I hoped.It does have to squeeze the width of the picture to fit on the narrower display, so the picture is slightly distorted, but we can live with it for YouTube cartoons for the kids on that TV.
That’s an Amazon comment on the DezB box o’ tricks.Posted 3 years ago
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