1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 3, 2012 6:44 AM by Winston Churchill
Terrypho Level 1 (0 points)

My tv don't have any hdmi input, it only has rgb component input. I connected my apple tv 3rd gen to my tv using a converter cable,

One end has hdmi and the other end has rgb component out , but it does work?   Does anyone know why..? 

What do I need to do to get it to work..?


Apple TV (3rd generation)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (93,095 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.


    It won't work, there is no such thing as a converter cable, you have been mis-sold the cable.



    Some users with DVI have managed to get their TV's to work with DVI-HDMI cables. DVI carries no audio, so alternative connections need to be explored to enable audio. DVI doesn't necessarily support HDCP as well as other standards used by HDMI (which may or may not be an issue)



    There are hardware converters that will convert HDMI to various other types of output, however there are some issues with doing so that you should be aware of.



    HDCP compliant converters will not allow you to watch HDCP protected content such as that from the iTunes Store. Non compliant converters exist but we cannot discuss them under the Terms of Use for these communities.


    Resolution and aspect ratio

    I'm not aware of any converters that will scale the output from the Apple TV, any TV or projector which is used will need to be widescreen and support resolutions of 720p (Apple TV 2), 720p/1080p (Apple TV 3)