HDMI blu ray to non-HDMI projector?

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  1. Ray Faiola

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    Is there a way to play a blu ray with HDMI output through a projector that only has VGA-in, S-video, composite video, RS-232?
     
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    You don't have DVI?

    But to answer the question. We don't discuss HDMI stripping on this forum.
     
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    Not that I know of. Which Blu-ray player do you have? What kind of outputs does it have?
     
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    I have a Sony BDP S5100. HDMI output. Also digital output but I think that's just audio.
     
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    And I don't know what "hdmi stripping" is. I'm not trying to do something funny here, just play a blu ray through an Optoma projector that does not have an HDMI input.
    This is what happens when a 16mm collector dabbles in digital.
     
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    The PJ doesnt have component inputs?
     
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    Component output blu ray players are fairly cheap on the used market, wont be 1080p but will still be better than dvd.
     
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    It sounds like you're out of luck. What projector do you have? It must be an oldie.
     
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    Yeah, not gonna spend $$$ bucks on a converter box. Back to sprockets!!
     
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    I picked up a "ViewHD" HDMI to Composite converter for about $50 because I have the same issue with my projector. There are a couple of others available the same price range.

    My current BD player has Component output but I know I can never replace it. First they sunset Component, then a year later manufacturers stopped adding Composite connections even though down resolution outputs satisfy most DRM requirements. I never saw anything in the sunset rules that forbade composite but they could have mended the original rules or imposed something else that I missed.
     
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    Other than there is no point, at all, to buy BD to send it 480i.
     
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    I'll
    I'll try the Kanex. Thanks very much.
     
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    What size is your screen? Because an image blown up using composite is going to look AWFUL !!!
     
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    It really doesn't matter. It's just for me. I would never run video for an audience. My screen is 10ft wide for 1:33 and 14ft. wide for Scope. I'm not going to bother resetting my masking to watch video projection, but I was curious about seeing 3D. I realize that's impossible with a converter so I'll probably just use the regular DVD player in the theater anyway and keep the blu ray in the house. I wasn't even going to get a projector but I saw this neat little Optoma at a meeting at CBS and found it was very inexpensive. I picked one up and it really looks super even with regular DVD. I have looked forever for a lowfade 16mm print of the IRONSIDE pilot with no luck. So the first thing I ran with the Optoma was the Shout DVD. Really nice. But I'm not going to spend any kind of money on a digital projector, at least not for a few more years, when I can figure out how to make my own combined programs (trailers - shorts toons - snipes - etc).
     
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    If the awful image quality doesn't matter to you, then you should be all set. Enjoy.
     
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    It was NG. I'm returning the projector and going for the Optoma HD25-LV.
     

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