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How do I set output resolution fixed for what old TV can show?

ebbe
Community Member

hi - I have just bought an 3rd gen Chromecast (not TV version). I am using it on an old TV, with conversion to a DVI input in the TV the TV does NOT have a HDMI input, only DVI).

The Chromecast only shows part of pause photos, of casting stuff either its from iPhone or Windows Chrome browser.

For now I cannot use the Chromecast. I need a way to force the Chromecast to always send out in displaymode either 1360x768 or 1024x768.  

Hope you can help. 

Kind regards

/ebbe

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JenniferV
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello ebbe,

 

Thanks for reaching out. The Chromecast devices are intended to be connected to an HDMI port of a TV to fully use the device. I'd suggest you plug in the Chromecast on a different TV screen that has an HDMI port. You can check this support website article to see the requirements to use the Chromecast device. 

 

Thanks,

Jennifer

ebbe
Community Member

hi Jennifer,

That is not an option, no. I bought the Chromecast hoping that it would be versatile enough to support this setup. I'm a little disappointed here, thought the Chromecast offered more possibilities.

Now I may look elsewhere for a different solution - either an Apple TV, a stick-computer or e.g. an Arduino.

Regards, Ebbe

 

JenniferV
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi ebbe,

 

We hear you and we understand why you feel that way. We're always looking for ways to improve our products and their features. I'd suggest you send feedback about this using the Google Home app. 

 

Let me know if you still have questions and concerns otherwise, I'll be locking this thread after 24 hours.

 

Best,

Jennifer