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Beovision 5 (non HD) and Amazon Fire TV

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alvinedyvane posted on Tue, Jan 10 2017 10:35 PM

Hi all. I have had the Beivision 5 unit for some time now and have experienced the frustrations of tech moving with the times. I have used Apple TV via a Keene scart converter for example for years. 

But recently I decided to give the Amazon Fire TV a whirl but even via a HD video converter I seem to struggle to get it to work.

is anyone else succeeding with this?

Am I using the right or wrong converter?



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So the apple tv hdmi connection via the scart converter works, the fire tv one not?

Did you try to set the resolution of the fire tv to 720p (using a minitor or other tv set with hdmi input)?

I used an active hdmi to s-video converter from ligawo to connect a fire tv stick to a Loewe CRT.

So there is a solution for you for sure.


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I use one of these connected to the side panel (composite connections)


I notice it's listed as currently unavailable, but there must be something v similar out there. I use it for my amazon fire stick and it works well. I do get a bit of a 'buzz' at high volume but otherwise it's good! The problem I had when I installed it was picture and no sound-it was solved by connecting the box to the mains electricity by the included usb adapter plug. So far, it's worked well enough for me to hold of purchasing a newer Beovision!

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