Does any HDMI to AC converters work on the Switch?

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  1. kprovost7314
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    kprovost7314 GBAtemp's Official Bara Master

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    I want to use the Switch (that I'll get next month) on my TV, but it's not an HD TV therefore it has no HDMI. Does using an HDMI to AC adapter work for this situation?
     
  2. Mr. Wizard

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    What type of connectors does it have? Which do you plan on using?

    RCA? VGA? COAX? Or you truly going oldschool with RF?

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    The red, yellow, and white cables used with the Wii, GameCube, Wii U, etc.
     
  4. GerbilSoft

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    That's composite video. Yes, you can use an HDMI to composite downscaler, but I wouldn't recommend doing so if you can avoid it.

    If the TV in question has component (YPbPr) or VGA, consider an HDMI to YPbPr or HDMI to VGA converter instead. Note that you should set the Switch's RGB mode to Full Range RGB instead of Limited if using one of these converters.
     
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    Yep, you need an HDMI to RC, ac is a power cord. Order it, it wont be on the shelf in the store.
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    I use mine with a passive HDMI-to-VGA adapter, it works really well. So if your TV does VGA input, that'd probably be the best choice
     
  9. grossaffe

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    HDMI to... Alternating Current?

    Anyways, is there really any reason NOT to have an HDTV at this point? A brand new 32" 720p TV is dirt cheap as-is. I imagine you could get something like that on craigslist for the change in your pocket.
     
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    Why do you automatically assume I can afford one

    and it was a typo, it was supposed to be AV
     
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    Yes they work i have one. It was about $25. It converts the HDMI to analog RCA. Its powered by usb. I have one on the switch. Here is the one i have. There is no noticeable input lag. This paticular box wont work of the output is copy protected. at the moment the switch is not using HDCP so it works. there are some boxes that do that. It also displays in 4:3 mode and you cant letter box it like on the wii u. The switch has a 480p mode and you can make the image fit a crt in the tv settings screen on the switch

    https://www.amazon.com/Teorder-Comp...577556&sr=1-23&keywords=hdmi+to+rca+converter

    Everyone says get an HDTV, you don't have to get one if you don't want. The box works great and its small. I only comes with a usb cable. I use a universal usb charger for it from an old phone.
    This box basically makes any TV, HD Ready. Bet they wont tell you that.
     
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    Not to mention if you own a Switch already. Just to be fair.

    You could play exclusively in handheld mode till you can get your hands on an HDTV.