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Probably Yes...

 

If you mean you will play on your laptop AND it has Component output.

 

However, last time I checked, I think I found that the RGC does not Output Component when the Input is HDMI??? (wish I had written that down!)

 

Maybe it would be better to describe your issue in detail instead of asking what you think is the answer you want ;)

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Jim, I'm recalling (and I don't have notes either) that you could do HDMI input, and get both HDMI out and Component out, but you couldn't go from Component in to HDMI out.

 

But, if you've got an HD signal going in on HDMI, the Component output will be at that same, HDMI resolution. So, the TV would have to be able accept that input, downsample it to standard definition. Now, if you're subsequently playing it back from the laptop, and it has a Composite (single yellow connector) output, that would be standard def.

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Well, i want to record my gameplay on my laptop at the best resolution possible (preferably in HD), but i have a non-HD TV that accepts 3RCA instead of HDMI. I was thinking of using an HDMI cable between my console and Roxio Game Capture (HDMI input port) anyway, and use the USB cable to my laptop as usual, but use the non-HDMI output port of the Roxio Game Capture to THEN connect to my non-HD TV. I would be recording on my laptop but using the non-HD TV to play my games. I have a component to 3RCA converter box and cables for my particular TV.

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When you say your TV has 3 RCA inputs, what colors are they? If they're yellow, red and white, that won't work because the yellow is a composite video signal, and the red and white are the left/right audio channels. The output from the Game Capture is Component video (Red, Green Blue) along with the red/white audio signal.

 

Let us know.

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My non-HD TV uses 3RCA, which i believe is the red, white, yellow (component?) cables.

 

I had just received my Roxio HD Pro and tried my set-up. It seems that the Roxio HD Pro can work when the YPbPr (composite, i believe) input ports are used in conjunction with the HDMI output port (mostly for the PS3 or PS4 i think). When attempting the opposite, however, the Roxio HD Pro doesn't seem to work at all when i use the HDMI input port while using the YPbPr output ports. Oh well, it seems i found an answer to my question though.

 

When using the Roxio HD Pro's YPbPr input ports and YPbPr output ports, the Roxio works well. Again, this is when using a YPbPr (composite) to 3RCA (red,white,yellow; component) converter box for the Roxio HD Pro to connect to my TV.

 

Now, it seems that the picture on my TV is only displayed in black-and-white. To see if it was because of the Roxio HD Pro, i disconnected it and used the component-to-composite converter box i purchased by itself between my console (when using its component cables instead of my original composite cables) and the TV. The picture dispayed is still in black-and-white so now i know the problem is related to the component-to-composite converter box.

 

I know this isn't a Roxio-directed question now but is this 'black-and-white display' problem common when converting component-to-composite? Or similarly with composite-to-component, HDMI-to-composite, or HDMI-to-component?

I bought the component-to-composite converter box before i realized there are HDMI-to-component converter boxes available. If this display problem is only between component-to-composite or composite-to-component conversion and not common with HDMI-to-component conversion then i am thinking of using the HDMI input and HDMI output ports of the Roxio, and then using an HDMI-to-component converter box for my TV. Otherwise, if this is a problem spanning all types of such conversions, how can i fix this problem?

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Let's start by getting our terminology straight. The Yellow video cable is a Composite signal, all color, luminence, etc on one cable. The Red, Green, Blue (YPbPr) cables are Component signals. The red and white that typically show up with the yellow cable are audio only.

 

What Component to Convert box do you have? (Make and model)

 

What gaming console do you have?

 

Is it a common problem? Not particularly, because most folks doing gaming capture have an HD monitor that accepts either HDMI or Component signals, so they don't have to convert down to a Composite signal. If your game console had a composite output available, have you tried connecting your monitor directly to that while connecting to the Game Capture device (via HDMI or Component)? It's not inconceivable that your console would output both signals at the same time. Not being a gamer, I also don't know how likely it is.

 

Let us know.

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Thanks for clearing the terminology up, this is the first time i have to deal with these cables like this. I'll just refer to them as (red,white, yellow) and (red,blue,green) lol.

 

I have an Xbox360 that uses red,white,yellow cables and a TV that accepts the same.

 

The converter box is a Sewell product, this one in particular: (http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

 

I got off the phone with a Sewell representative and they helped me fix the black-and-white display issue, which was caused due to trying to convert S-video directly to red,white,yellow when i should've been using CVBS or something. Anyway, now i can record my gameplay but not in HD.

 

I really do still want to record in HD, and since i have to use both HDMI input/output ports of the Roxio HD Pro to get a signal (right?), I have been deciding on returning this particular converter box to get an HDMI-to-(red,white,yellow) converter box so that i can get the same result but still record in HD. Will this work?

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Please clarify......

 

You have got a HDMI input to the RGC from your Xbox - the Component (HD) output from the RGC goes to the IN of the converter and the Composite (SD) out to your TV.

The color is now ok (correct?). Do you get a good signal on you Laptop?.

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You seem to be under the impression that the Component (Red, Green, Blue) cables are not HD. That is not correct. Those cables will support the same resolutions that your XBox is putting out. If it is putting out a 720p signal (or higher, or lower), you'll get the same resolution on the Component cables as on the HDMI cable.

 

Looking at that converter, it looks like it ought to do what you need.

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Please clarify......

 

You have got a HDMI input to the RGC from your Xbox - the Component (HD) output from the RGC goes to the IN of the converter and the Composite (SD) out to your TV.

The color is now ok (correct?). Do you get a good signal on you Laptop?.

 

Yep, the color is fixed and i get a good signal on my laptop whether using the HDMI or component input ports of the Roxio HD Pro.

 

You seem to be under the impression that the Component (Red, Green, Blue) cables are not HD. That is not correct. Those cables will support the same resolutions that your XBox is putting out. If it is putting out a 720p signal (or higher, or lower), you'll get the same resolution on the Component cables as on the HDMI cable.

 

Looking at that converter, it looks like it ought to do what you need.

 

Ah i see, didn't know that. I thought you can only get an HD resolution when using HDMI cables, and that the red/blue/green cables are along the same resolution as the red/white/yellow cables' resolution. I think i'm starting to understand all these connections better lol. I'm satisfied with the Roxio product so far, and am just waiting for the CVBS and related cables for my converter box.

 

Thanks for all the help and answering my questions!

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