Sep 04, 2014

How to connect XBox One to a display without HDMI input?

The XBox One comes with only an HDMI cable, unlike both the PS3 and X360 which shipped with RCA cables - I think they were composite, not even component if memory serves. Normally I would say this is great. However, at my cabin we have one of the last big CRT Sony Trinitron flatscreens, and it weighs so much that I’ve pretty much decided to leave it there and keep using it as long as it works. I don’t remember the exact size, I think 40”, but it weighs hundreds of pounds and I’m not exaggerating in the least. So I want to get an XBox One for vacations, but there is no HDMI input on the Sony. Is there a way to connect the XBOne to a non-HDMI display?

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Best answer
09/04/2014

Sorry, but I think that you are out of luck on this one. There is no provision for video output other than HDMI. There have been discussions on this point on xbox forums about this, and the only thing I’ve seen that might work is a converter called the HDfury. It’s expensive though (around $180) and it might make more sense at this point to just upgrade the TV. On the other hand it might be worth it to avoid dealing with moving that monster of a TV you have.  Have a look at HDfury and see if it’s something that you want to spend that kind of money on. It's the only option I know of that should work with your existing equipment. 

07/31/2016
In matter or what there is an adaptor where there is a HDMI connector to the RCA (red, yellow and white) cable and I have an Xbox one and I wanted to get my surround sound back for my Xbox one and that's what I needed.
07/02/2016
I got a GE RF MODULATOR CONVERTER WITH S VIDEO AND I HAVE A DAEWOO TV AND I HAVE A XBOX ONE AND I AM TRYING TO SET IT UP TO PLAY MY XBOX ONE PLEASE HELP ME
06/29/2016
If your TV had the typical red and white cords(which it should) you can pick a YÕK hdmi converter at gamestop for about $50.
1 week ago
How do you hook it up

04/02/2016
Help
01/30/2016
If there's a component setup (white, red, orange, blue, green) setup, you can buy a converter cable or box that usually runs for $29.99 or less. You can find these on the Internet and it's a common item at Radioshack. However, if it is a composite setup (white, yellow, red), you can NOT hook it up because Xbox does not support a composite setup.
01/14/2016
From where tho
01/04/2016
I hooked up the xbox one with the av to hdmi cable but now don't get any sound. although i think the cord is an dvi cable to hdmi, is that why there is no sound? (I'm just a grandma)
01/02/2016
Don't lie to the guy asking the question.... you can play the Xbox one without a HDMI input on a tv. Spend about 20$ on a AV to HDMI cord and boom there ya go
01/04/2016
because i connected a dvi to hdmi (our tv is an old epson but giant size) is that why there is no sound?
01/14/2016
From where tho
01/02/2016
Then how
12/30/2016
I was told the Xbox one is crap and after my mom paid over $500. On a system for my nephew for Xmas, the poor child still can't play his game because he don't have a new model t.v. unfortunately I guess the game will be going back because mom refuses to buy a new t.v. when they already got a dozen that works perfectly fine. I'm guessing the folks from Xbox didn't think everything through, therefore if anyone asks the Xbox one is crap!
01/02/2016
Baha aha hah, sorry but don't blame the console, as you said your mother "refuses" to get a new tv that has a HDMI input. Y'all should have done researched it. before you just go out there and blow a bunch of money and get that kids hopes up only for them to be crushed. Therefore is all technicality it is the mothers fault.
P.S Don't reply if you're just gonna be mad at what is the truth
01/30/2016
+Pegdawe77, Your nephew can still play on the Xbox One if there is a component (white, red, orange, blue, green) setup on the TV. If there is, you can buy an HDMI to Component converter or cable. They usually run for $29.99 or less, and if you have a Radioshack near you, you can go there to buy one or buy it off of the Internet.
11/08/2015
what is HDCP
03/09/2015
Old thread but hey. There may be another way but it depends on a) if the tv has DVI-D input and b) if it has optical in (if TVs even have that) or if you have a sound system of some sort which has optical in. DVI-D transmits video only, so the optical cable should transmit the audio.
You could google/find out what inputs your TV has and then google/find out what converters exist to convert HDMI to whatever inputs your TV has. Chances are this won't transmit the audio, only the video, so you'll have to sort audio out with a separate solution - optical cable as I mentioned may be suitable. Or perhaps a cheap gaming headset which connects to the xbox to get your audio.
02/15/2015
All you have to do is buy a hdmi to rca powered conversion box ..i have the same issue only i have an hdmi to rca cord just to find out it only works on hd tvs.. So save you tddissapointedment n get that cheap box off eBay for like 24$ n you will be fine
12/25/2014
Buy a new conversation cable
11/29/2014
Anyone who tells you that it is not possible, really does not know what they are talking about. You just need an HDMI converter, and you certainly do not need to go pay $180 for the HDFury. There are many, many cheaper options, going as low as like $25 or $30.
11/30/2014
Which converters have you tried that work properly with a clean image and audio on CRTs/SDTVs? $25 is certainly a lot better than $180, but not if it doesn't do the job. The converters have to be HDCP compliant to work, right? Lack of HDCP compliance caused a lot of issues when people were trying to do video capture when the PS4 came out, I assume that would also be an issue with a XBox One converter. How did you get around this (or are there active converters that are HDCP compliant available that I've missed)?
02/15/2015
Exactly..
02/22/2015
the PS4 situation doesn't apply to the Xbox One. The Xbox One has HDCP turned off during gameplay, just like the Xbox 360. This is why it's easy to record with the One.
01/30/2016
Actually, the $25 converter cable and the $180 box are the same thing, but the $25 is better because it's a cable instead of a bulky box and it does the EXACT same job.
09/05/2014
I think Mandril has it right on this one, it doesn't sound like something that can be done with the XBox One. Here's a link to the XBox One support site though in case you need it:

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/browse/xbox-one
m
Best answer
09/04/2014

Sorry, but I think that you are out of luck on this one. There is no provision for video output other than HDMI. There have been discussions on this point on xbox forums about this, and the only thing I’ve seen that might work is a converter called the HDfury. It’s expensive though (around $180) and it might make more sense at this point to just upgrade the TV. On the other hand it might be worth it to avoid dealing with moving that monster of a TV you have.  Have a look at HDfury and see if it’s something that you want to spend that kind of money on. It's the only option I know of that should work with your existing equipment. 

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