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    Default HDMI to RCA converter recommendation

    I'm looking to cross the streams of time and space by hooking up my RetroN 77's HDMI output to the old faithful yellow, red, and white of CRTs, so does anyone recommend any HDMI to RCA converter(s) that you know to be lag-free and of generally good quality? Thanks!

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    I wasn't aware of such a product existing. (digital to analog).

    I thought maybe the boxes that take Over the Air signal and convert it to analog might do that but I dont know if thered be an HDMI connector in there. and maybe someone can correct me but I dont believe there is a lag free option any time a signal is converted from digital to analog or vice versa

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    I just bought one the other day actually, but I was looking for the cheapest one I could find to hook a Roku up to our downstairs TV so my kid could use. The funny thing was that Microcenter had 2 from 2 different companies that were EXACTLY 100% identical. One was $60 with the AV equipment and the other was $20 in the DIY section with the Raspberry Pi's.

    There were others that are probably more what you're looking for that were in the $80-$100 range, that had more options and whatnot, but the one I got works perfectly for what I'm using it for. The menus look a bit blurry, which I guess is to be expected, but the actual shows look great.
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    I would caution against buying the cheapest ones, actually. Namely from experience:

    Around two years ago when I moved in with my girlfriend, I purchased a 20 dollar one "OldSkool" branded HDMI-to-RCA converter and it was serviceable, albeit quite finicky. My main interest lied in using it with my computer to output media on our CRT to watch, you know, to be authentic I guess. It worked decently well in those two years... until recently. It started crapping out randomly and needing to be plugged in certain ways, fiddling with settings in Windows 10 yielded no direct results - this thing basically started to work "when it felt like it", which is never a good thing.

    Finally, it's just straight up stopped working altogether. Really disappointing, but to be expected. I feel like something like this shouldn't be too hard to get working, but I guess twenty dollars worth in two years isn't some waste of money either... I just kind of hoped it would last a fair bit longer. Trying to find a replacement unit hasn't been easy, there isn't a lot of demand for going this way, it's usually the other way (which I currently have no use for). I see a lot of similar looking products online and I don't really know if they're any good or if they're any different from the unit I already have, hardware-wise.

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