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I have a nice LCD TV which had many HDMI inputs as well as several component inputs. Unfortunately, do to some bad wiring in the house I rent, I got to witness quite a fireworks display with the result being an HDMI cable completely fried to its port and now none of the HDMI ports work. Luckily, the component inputs do work. My problem is that I'd very much like to hook my laptop to the TV to watch Netflix. The laptop has an HDMI out and an S-Video (the TV probably does, but I haven't really looked). Is there any way to convert the HDMI from my laptop to component for relatively cheap (say less than $50)?
 

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I did not have renters insurance for this house at the time. I just recently moved and still had the old policy but not yet switched to the new. Plus, I'm not sure I'd want to claim something that small. Sort of the same case with the people I'm renting from. I want to stay on their good side and don't want to have to ask them to pay. Plus, it's not THAT big a deal. It would be nice, but not a necessity (hence the low price I'm willing to pay). Figures this was the one time I didn't buy an extended warranty from Best Buy.

Does anyone have an idea how much it might cost to have it repaired? It's probably more than I'd want to pay, but who knows...
 

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Thanks for the input! It's actually barely over a year old, so it might be worth repairing (might be about the same cost as a converter box it sounds). However, it still works with component for my main purpose (cable), so I just have to decide if it's worth the money to me to be able to watch Netflix on it :)
 
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