Does HDMI and Component work together.

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  1. Telstar20012

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    Hi everyone.

    My HDMI output to my TV has packed in. I did post to see if I could fix it but haven't got anywhere with that.

    I can't afford a new one right now but I was thinking. If I plug in my Sky and Blu-ray into the amp via HDMI, am I then able to use component output to the TV and still get HD.

    Thank you.
     
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    The answer would be no. HDMI can only be passed through amps and output via HDMI.
     
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    Do you know if it works the other way round? Component in Hdmi out?
     
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    Yes, it is possible to convert analogue video signals to HDMI. Your amp must have such a feature in order to do this. Many amps that have this feature can also scale up analogue inputs to HD resolutions and output the resulting signal via HDMI.
     
  5. Telstar20012

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    Thanks for the replies.

    The guy at my local Sony centre said it was possible :confused:
     
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    Bet he couldn't explain to you how though because it isn't possible. There is a £200 device/cable that bypasses the HDMI HDCP requirements and allows you to take an HDMI signal and convert it to component, but you'd still need one for each of your HDMI devices, connect them via the convertors to your amp via component and then from the amp via component to your TV.

    You cannot input HDMI and output the video as HD via component because the HDCP copyright protection implemented into HDMI prevents it.
     
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    I can see why it wouldn't work now I've sat down and thought about it.

    4 HDMI's in on a video board of course wouldn't allow you to then output on another part of the receiver.

    Well I am in contact with a local firm who fixes them and have asked for a quote on a new board.

    If it cost too much I may have to just buy a new receiver.
     
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    It doesn't work because of legalities, not logic. The only reason you would ever want to do such a thing is in order to commit acts of overt piracy, and such massive criminal behaviour cannot possibly be tolerated. So conversion is banned outright. (If course, the pirates just get around it, but since when were lawyers logical?)
     

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