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TV has no HDMI input - FIOS one wireless box

TV has no HDMI input - FIOS one wireless box

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Contributor Will21237
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After my recent move, I was “upgraded” to the new wireless mini set-top boxes.  After installation, I noticed they had hooked up my 57” tv using RCA cables.  When I went to fix the problem, I realized the new boxes don’t have composite cable outputs.  Since my TV doesn’t have an HDMI input, the only way to watch TV with the new box is to use the RCA cables and watch in non-hi-def resolution.  Does anyone know a work around for this?  I’ve called Verizon numerous times (and spent forever on hold), but haven’t gotten a solution yet.

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Was your old tv originally hooked up to the previous box by component cables (RGB) + red and white for audio? If so you need to get an HDMI to component video converter box, about $30 to make it work in HD. You are actually using the composite outs of the box, the new ones have no provision for component (RGB) +LR audio.

Contributor Will21237
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Yes - I was using the R/G/B wires with the old box to watch my TV in hi-def.  The new boxes don’t provide that option 


 

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I should have added to my post that was a suggestion for the type of converter you need, not necessarily highly recommended by me. I have no idea how well made that particular device is!

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