rcliff wrote:Still trying to figure this out. I've tried two cables now that don't work. I'd modify one if I had the correct pinout. Any help appreciated. Could it be the 1st config shown below? Thanks
beel wrote:Does anybody know of any valid cable alternatives? Somebody earlier in the thread linked to an ebay account, but they don't have it anymore. I would return the roku box and buy something else before I spent 30 dollars on a component cable.
kumasuki wrote:beel wrote:Does anybody know of any valid cable alternatives? Somebody earlier in the thread linked to an ebay account, but they don't have it anymore. I would return the roku box and buy something else before I spent 30 dollars on a component cable.
This cable http://www.campus111.com/m00458.html is a component cable with a 3.5mm plug. Another one suggested earlier in this thread is sold in the AipTek store:
select 'Items' (on the left of the screen)
then select "USB and AV Cables" under the "Replacement Parts" heading
you'll see a scrollable list of parts.
Go to the bottom and you'll see a "HD video
component cable", no. ZCB-HDV-V for $9.99.
Thank you so much for the quick reply. I am going to look into these.
MoonChaser wrote:I thought the benefit of component was that it separated out the various parts of the image to allow for a higher throughput of data to the TV, plus the wires were thick enough to allow for better transmission as well. Wouldn't having all that data going through a 3.5mm jack create a horrible bottleneck and eliminate the benefits? Doesn't seem very efficient to me. It could be interesting to do a comparison of the older boxes with dedicated component outputs vs this special cable... both a visual test by playing the same picture side-by-side simultaneously, and a technical test using an oscilliscope or other testing equipment.
pvpeacock wrote:... I switched two of the cables around again and voila, perfect picture. They are available at Amazon, see: http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Audio-Video ... 567&sr=8-1