Can i hook up a Blu Ray player to an old 4:3 tv?

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    I just bought an Sony BDP-S100 at Best buy and soon realized i had no idea how to hook it up on my ancient 4:3 box tv. It's an old Sylvania i believe, definitely no HDMI!


    What are my options for running this thing? Is there a converter or certain cable that would allow me to hook this up?
     
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    Returning it for an older BD player made before the Analog Sunset.
     
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    Would an older Blu Ray player like that ^^^ with analog hook ups work through a VCR by any chance?

    Thanks for the help Schan1269
     
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    Yep.

    Many older(and newer DVD/VCR combos) VCR have inputs.

    It couldn't care less what the yellow/red/white is at the other end. (which is why the Analog Sunset happened)

    As long as you got output to input.
     
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    Correct. HD video is only carried via component(the Reg/Green/Blue) and HDMI.

    Since this is a 4:3 TV, I doubt it has a component input. Which the picture composite(yellow) to component only means you go from 480i to 480P.

    IF your TV isn't progressive...you won't notice much of a difference.

    If your TV has component, you could look for a BD player with component...but you are going even older...just for the off chance you could tell a difference i to P.
     
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    What is really bizarre is the Philips BDP2105, which has a composite video output, but no analog audio output whatsoever (but it does have a digital coax audio out).
     

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