Neohound wrote: You really wouldn't gain anything in quality by having a separate converter box.
Thats the issue in that some people do it just because its on HDMI that it will be better then just using VGA, Its a misconception really, but still one would have to convert the signal to digital (a converter box should do).
Thats the only reason many use a converter box, some get fooled by the above.Neohound wrote:Obviously if your tv hasn't got a vga input then you may want to convert a vga signal into component, as Gary_b said.
Neohound wrote:I'm fairly sure an HDMI cable cannot carry an analogue signal.
Well thats what the converters are for
Neohound wrote: Though there are DVI interfaces that accept analogue and digital signals - for example, I use a VGA to DVIa lead to connect my Macbook Pro to my projector.
I do the same thing with my desktop due to it having dual DVI and S-video, i use a DVI to VGA adapter just to be able to use my monitor.