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HDMI to component

I have a Panasonic TH-50PZ77U and the HDMI ports have gone bad. I was wondering if I can get a hdmi to component cable to go from my sat. box (hdmi) to the component ports on my tv? Thanks in advance

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Have to write no.

At least here it's illegal to strip HDCP from HDMI. I take it you didn't find such a product and are in a country that doesn't allow such.

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Found some boxes on eBay

I found some boxes on eBay that go from hdmi to component. I also found cables that do it also. I'm just not sure if just the cable will work or I have to get the box. On the legal side I don't if it's allowed in the USA or not. I'm not trying to copy anything just trying to get to old school 19" tv out of my room and back to my 50" hd t.v.

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I understand that.

It's why it's one of those hard to find devices. As to cables, that's a scam product. Some folk want to believe they work so you warn them off and let them decide.

My view is that bad products are bad for the planet and your wallet.

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Check with the Sat. company,

I would think they have box with component connection. In the old day they use to have them.

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Newer laws/copyright protections changed the playing field

Most boxes don't offer it anymore since so much content they sell is heavily licensed and protected by copyright.

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