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HDMI Video Adapters for Older TVs

We’ve been getting this request more and more: customer has an older, non-HDMI TV, and wants to use a streaming stick or player, like an AppleTV or an Amazon Fire Stick, that only has an HDMI output.

So we sourced a solution. It’s an adapter that converts HDMI to RCA (red/yellow/white composite) output. Frankly, this wasn’t easy. There are a TON of these adapters out there, and our testing showed that many (maybe even most) don’t work. Some work, but aren’t bright. Some work, but only with certain sticks and players. Some work, but have bad image quality.


Anyway, we tested and tested, and now we’re selling these adapters that really truly work in every situation we could throw at them.

Here is our page of HDMI to Older TV Video Adapter configurations.

These work for:

  • AppleTV
  • Amazon Fire
  • Amazon Fire Stick
  • Roku Player
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Google Chromecast
  • Laptops with HDMI like MacBooks
  • Just about anything with an HDMI output

3 replies on “HDMI Video Adapters for Older TVs”

What if you have a newer TV with plenty of HDMI ports and older other equipment (receiver, dvd player, etc.)… will this work that way, too?

And did you test that captioning on high-definition programs is retained in standard definition? This is much more complex than you might think and cannot be relied upon to work automatically without intervention.

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