How to Convert Composite Connectors to HDMI
Though many home video devices used include composite input, monitors generally do not. High definition monitors instead accept High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) input. If your VCR or DVD player has only an composite video-out port, you need a scalar box to convert its output. This converter scales the composite signal up so that your high definition screen can accept it through its HDMI port.
Things You'll Need
- Composite to HDMI up-converter
- Composite video cable
- HDMI video cable
Connect one end of the composite video cable to the VCR or DVD player's composite video-out port.
Connect the cable's other end to the converter box's composite video-in port.
Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the converter box's HDMI video-out port.
Connect the HDMI cable's other end to your monitor's HDMI video-in port.
Power on all three devices.
Configure output resolution using the scalar box's on-screen display.
Tips & Warnings
- Converters that scale-up video signals do not also scale them down. You will need a separate converter to send signals from a HDMI port to a composite video-in port.