HDMI>component convertor worth trying?

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  1. daws0n

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    I am going to built a XBMC/kodi based small htpc for use with a Toshiba 36" 100hz CRT TV. It's an old set but still very good for DVD / SD playback as it accepts 480p signal via component input. Plus, it weighs nearly 80kg so not going anywhere any time soon :)

    Strict input requirement means my options are quite limited and I will need to use an old GPU and large case to output component signal natively.... On the other hand I have an itx i5 board here that has onboard HDMI and is ready to go... Is it worth exploring the possibility of using a convertor to output 720x480 from HDMI to component? What is the PQ like via these boxes?

    Any comments/experiences are much appreciated.
     
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    First thing I would test is whether the Kodi interface is useable at 480p
     
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    No problems at all working well via headless native component output of ati gpu.
     
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    Then it should work no problems with something like a HDFury2 HDMI-VGA/YUV converter
     

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