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


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Jade Cardigan

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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:00 PM

[font="verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,235,240);"]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![/font]


[font="verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(230,235,240);"]What are my options for running this thing? Is there a converter or certain cable that would allow me to hook this up?[/font]



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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:36 PM

Returning it for an older BD player made before the Analog Sunset.



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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:39 PM

An example...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item233525cd1c



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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:43 PM

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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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:45 PM

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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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:49 PM

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.

 

 

But my content will be in SD right? Since my tv is SD.



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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:53 PM

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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Posted February 12 2014 - 03:57 PM

Here is one with component, but you lose the net apps...

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4acf946cde



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Posted February 12 2014 - 04:23 PM

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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