Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 8:35 AM (in response to mtracy023)
They will lose quality, but as your TV is not HD that is not too much of an issue, however mosed paid for content has HDCP it means you will have problems with films etc that have it. I am not recommending from experience but this one claims to support HDCP. Just an example not a recommendation!
The TV requirement (from Apple site) is below so check you have the 720p and 50/60 Hz capability too.
- Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to mtracy023)
Also, be aware that HDMI is digital and component is analog. Because of this, you can not just buy a passive adapter cable. You must purchase a powered, active HDMI-to-Component converter unit. I have seen 3-4 of them in the market. They are in the $40 range.