I still have a couple of older analog televisions in my home. One of them is almost 20 years old. I have no intention of throwing them away since there is always a way to convert digital signals to analog and make the equipment work properly.
An Apple TV box will connect just fine to an older analog TV if you have the right equipment. You’ll need to convert the signal from digital to analog to make it work. Here’s how it’s done.
- Verify that your analog TV has the standard 3 RCA CRT jacks. They will most likely be colored yellow, white and red.
- Purchase an HDMI to Composite 3 RCA converter box.
- Once you have the box, you can then connect the Apple TV box to the HDMI to composite converter box using a standard HDMI cable.
- You can then use a Composite 3 RCA cable to connect the Converter box to the 3 RCA jacks on the TV.
Now you’re ready to enjoy Apple TV on your analog TV.
My TV is connected to my Apple box and it comes up with the last thing that was up there with the last TV support her that I had through Spectrum but it’s a Sony TV and remote will not work what do I do to make the remote work
Mitch Bartlett says
Yes. You can leave one of the audio jacks unplugged, or plug both audio jacks into this adapter. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074Z69XCN/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=technipages-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B074Z69XCN&linkId=fd697b77523b2dc8dd703965dd915637
My old analog tv has only two rca jacks.’ Will the converter still work?
I purchased the HDMA convertor box. And all the cords. Set it all up, doesn’t work. Called APPLE, and they informed me RCA TV doesn’t work with the APPLE TV box. Is this true?
I’m 72 ys old, This is just way to confusing. i am so frustrated.
Bradley Hove says
Paul Elliott, you do the same thing as described but you will also need a device called an RF modulator – this converts from RCA to RF
paul mitchell says
I have a Polaroid flat screen LCD can I still use HDMI to Composite 3 RCA converter box. or will I need somthing different and what am I plugging into the tv I have three section monitor output , component , A/v in .? Help ,,,,!!!!!!
Did everything mentioned and I guess there is some type of set up I must do. Please advise since I only have my regular television set up via satellite. Do not want to loose regular television programs. Please advise. Appreciate your technical expertise.
Paul Elliott says
what if we don’t have an RCA hook up on our TV. We only have a coax cable Port hook up?
This is very true. You have DRM and HDCP issues with some apps on Apple TV playing from a converter hdmi to rca. Some apps are a non issue, but other heavy hitter apps are cut off and it tells you on your tv screen. No way around it unless there is something out there that can fix this….
Yes, thank you!
Thanks Mitch – But what about the issue of HDCP encryption?