I just got this HDMI to component converter box (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F6URXYY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), which was recommended in another thread here (HDMI to YPbPr converter? S-Video to YPbPr connector?). However, I’m having issues setting it up properly.
My signal chain starts with a Raspberry Pi, which is connected to the HDMI in of the converter box, then I have the component outs of the converter connected to the component ins of my Visual Cortex, and finally one of the Visual Cortex’s composite outs is connected to my CRT tv. I’ve then pressed the resolution button on my converter box until I get something recognizable as my RasPi’s desktop. Let me know if you could use any extra info about any of this.
The problem I’m having is that best image I can get on the tv is slanted to the right, the horizontal lines don’t all line up like they should, and the over all image moves side to side unpredictably. I’ve noticed that the sync lock LED on my Visual Cortex blinks between red and green, so I’m guessing what’s going on is that the Visual Cortex syncs with the converter box for a second then unsyncs, hence the tv image being recognizable as my RasPi desktop but also very glitchy.
All of this happens with the Visual Cortex set to NTSC mode. I’ve tried switching it to PAL mode and the image I got was pure static on all of the converter box’s resolution settings, so no go there.
Anyways, is there anything else I should can try to get everything set up properly? And if not, should I conclude that the converter box is broken and return it for a new one, or should I conclude that it’s working like I should and I need a completely different type of converter?
Any thoughts you can share would be a huge help. Thanks!