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Submitted by gaffyh 35d ago | article

How to Connect your PS4 to an SDTV

If you’ve got a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One, most likely you’ve also got a HDTV. However, there are a large proportion of people who still have, or at least use, standard definition television sets in their bedrooms. So then comes the dilemma, how do you connect your PS4 to the SDTV when the console only has a HDMI out? (PS4, Xbox One)

The_Infected  +   35d ago
Instead of buying a PS4 you may want to invest that money into a HDTV. Lol
Hellsvacancy  +   35d ago
I was in the same dilemma last gen, I had a sdtv and wanted a PS3, no way did I want to game using a hd console on a standard tv

I bought a hdtv then a month later gotta PS3, i've never looked back
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thereapersson  +   35d ago
It's not just TV's; certain older receivers are powerful yet analog only, making the audio output incompatible unless you get a D/A converter. I have an old Sansui from the late 70's... solid state, 2 channel, really powerful, but it's analog and thus doesn't support the PS4. I have my PS3 hooked up to it for now until I get a D/A converter.
FarEastOrient  +   35d ago
Especially since flatscreen TVs are so much cheaper than they've ever been.
assdan  +   35d ago
Lol. My suggestion.
don't play on an sdtv. Question why you would ever buy a ps4 and play one tv technology that's 10 years out of date. Throw out SDTV and spend less than 150 on a GOOD 1080p tv.
frenchtoast  +   34d ago
But they need PS4, they don't need HD :)
Twilight_Sparkle  +   35d ago
Why would I want to! :')
DirtyPimp  +   35d ago
lol....why
gfk342  +   35d ago
For whom is this guide good for? If someone wants to play Ps4 on a SDTV then it has to go to a medical check up :-)
Godmars290  +   35d ago
What's an SDTV? Of what strange technology of which you speak?
Zancruz  +   35d ago
Lmao.... Yeah right! I would've even hook my PS4 up to a subpar HDTV, what makes you think I'll hook it up to a analog television?! What next watching Bluray on black & white tv? I'll pass... lol
uth11  +   35d ago
awesome! Now if I can get an article showing me how to connect my Atari VCS to an HDTV, my gaming dreams will be complete!
rainslacker  +   34d ago
Don't they make RF converters? Maybe RF->Composite + Composite->HDMI(best with a receiver that upscales analog on pass through). Probably no single device solution unfortunately.

I'd imagine if you had a problem finding RF->Composite converter, then you could use a VCR, or possibly some older cable boxes that accept a secondary antenna....good luck finding one of those though.:)

If you wanted to get fancy you could build a computer with a old style TV tuner card. Then just use a video card with an HDMI out, but getting the proper slots for both may be troublesome.
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uth11  +   34d ago
I was joking.
If I ever need a VCS fix, the Stella emulator works great.
rainslacker  +   34d ago
Ah. Well I was just trying to be helpful.:) I personally have an old CRT for my retro fixes, but have jimmy-rigged things to work here or there on an HDTV, but never keep it that way because it doesn't look that great.
sckipt  +   35d ago
Why would someone buy a next-gen console and not have and HDTV?
Blaze929  +   35d ago
glorious 480p
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Summons75  +   35d ago
Truth be told not very many people actually have sdtv's anymore and if they don't they don't use them for gaming or even their main tv.
uth11  +   34d ago
lots of people still have them, because they are near impossible to get rid of (trash won't take them. People won't take them even if you give them away)

I had 3 in my basement until I finally found a recycling place that took them
Claudinho69  +   35d ago
they shouldnt even call hd hd anymore, 720p should be standard definition and call sd low definition LD
AndyB714  +   35d ago
I guess this would handy if I went to my grandmas lol.
azshorty2003  +   35d ago
You can literally buy an HDTV for the same or even lesser price then a PS4. Buy the TV First!!

Although I can feel this pain. I went the entire first year of the 360's life connecting it through my VCR (YES I SAID VCR!!!) because it had the AV inputs so I could then connect the VCR to my TV via a Coax cable. It was a 19"!! God it was horrible :( but HDTV's were so expensive back then.
kingPoS  +   35d ago
Ok... it's 2014 and the year is eight months in. Analog is becoming more & more scarce by the day. moderately old tv (06-09) may be HD ready but might not have an HDMI port, others may only have one, but have two or three component ports. The newer tv sets today, cheap out with component composite combo ports while barley giving you two HDMI ports.

Gateway MT6706 2008
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