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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Nico-Angel

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Posted December 25 2010 - 06:33 AM

Hi, I wanna buy a blu ray player (probably the Samsung BD-C5500) and I also plan a buy an HD TV sometime next year, but for the time being I still have my CRT TV. So my question is, will I be able to play my dvds and blu-rays on this tv ? It's a Philips 21PT5409 01, you can find all the details here : http://download.p4c...._01_pss_eng.pdf

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Steve Berger

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Posted December 25 2010 - 02:02 PM

There should be no problem. The BD player will downconvert to composite video for older TVs.

There is no RF output but your referenced TV has line inputs.



#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted December 26 2010 - 01:32 AM

Id consider going as cheap as possible now, while ensuring the BD player will output composite then upgrade to a new / better BD player when you purchase your new HDTV.



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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Steve Berger

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Posted December 26 2010 - 02:18 AM

I should have mentioned that I have a BD-C5500 (USA model)

It outputs Composite video even if the Component is running at 1080i/720p.


It's possible that the Composite could cut off if you were using HDMI to the TV but I'm using it on the Component input of my projector and can't verify that. I think its a fall-back issue in case you select an output that is incompatible with your TV. You can use the Composite to get into the menu to correct the resolution.


The main limitation of this model is the need to use external memory for BD-Live features.