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    Apr 06, 2011
    Louisville, KY - USA
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    Apple TV 3 to non-HDMI TV
    I have a 65" 1080HD TV that is not ready to be replaced any time soon. However, I really want to be able to put a new Apple TV 3 on it to take advantage of my whole new Media Center concept with a MacMini and iTunes and Airplay.

    The TV will take Component, Composite and S-video. It also has a DVI connection as well. Would an HDMI-DVI converter (came with the MacMini) work? Or do I need to get a converter box to break down the HDMI to one of the others, like HDMI to 5 RCA component AV Converter: Electronics
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    Jan 16, 2011
    It seems to be pretty hit-or-miss on DVI. It can work, but the issue seems to often be with the TV itself. For example, does the TV handle HDCP? Some TVs seem to have issue with 1080i and opposed to 1080p. I was personally surprised at the number of stories where the DVI solution didn't work.

    Then there's the issue of audio. If you're not using HDMI, you need to use the optical audio out port to send the audio to your TV (assuming it has an optical audio in) or your receiver.

    Good luck.

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    Sep 10, 2011
    What you could consider is a DVI with Audio to HDMI adaptor but they are expensive. You should also do some research on your TV with regards to it's current software/firmware versions and any updates that may be available.

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