How to Connect HDMI to RCA

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How to Connect HDMI to RCA
HDMI devices can be connected to RCA output with a converter cable. (computer cable image by timur1970 from

Recently manufactured video devices such as Blu-ray players and higher end DVD players sometimes only have HDMI output, as they are intended to function with high-definition televisions. Connecting these devices to older televisions with RCA inputs is possible, but at the price of audio and video quality. One only needs to obtain an HDMI-to-RCA converter cable in order to connect HDMI input devices to an RCA output device.

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Things you need

  • HDMI to RCA Adapter

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  1. 1

    Connect the HDMI end of the HDMI-to-RCA cable to the HDMI input device.

  2. 2

    Connect the red RCA plug to the red slot on the RCA device.

  3. 3

    Connect the yellow RCA plug to the red slot on yellow RCA device.

  4. 4

    Connect the white RCA plug to the white slot on white RCA device.

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