Not all of us have upgraded to an HDTV. Some of us are still getting some value from our old Analog CRT televisions. I’ve seen many still in use in schools and corporate offices. With the right equipment, you can still use many modern streaming devices with an old analog CRT TV including Chromecast.
If you wish to get Chromecast up and running with a non-HD television, here’s how it’s done.
- If you don’t have one already, purchase an HDMI to analog converter.
- Connect the Chromecast directly to the HDMI port on the converter.
- Using a set of AV connectors (included with the suggested above adapter), connect the converter to the 3 RCA connectors on the analog TV.
Ensure that both the Chromecast and converter box are connected to power sources. Also be sure to use the proper power cables with all of these devices. If you don’t ,you may experience problems with no video being displayed, no audio, or devices not powering at all.
Also be sure to plug the converter directly to the back of the TV. Do not route this connection through another device like a VCR or DVD Recorder. It likely won’t work due to Macrovision scrambling the signal.
With this setup, you should be able to use your Chromecast with that old analog CRT TV just fine.