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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:03 am

    Amazon has Roku LT on for $37. RCA jacks are there as well as built in wifi.

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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:31 am

    shabbs wrote:I see DVI!!!! HA HA!

    Easy now. I do have 2 other TVs that aren't a decade old you know. I just don't see the point in trashing a perfectly good 53' HDTV just because it's old. I have a 50' plasma on the main floor and a 27' LED Smart TV in the bedroom. Dammit!

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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by shabbs on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:37 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:
    shabbs wrote:I see DVI!!!! HA HA!

    Easy now. I do have 2 other TVs that aren't a decade old you know. I just don't see the point in trashing a perfectly good 53' HDTV just because it's old. I have a 50' plasma on the main floor and a 27' LED Smart TV in the bedroom. Dammit!
    Heh. Just buggin'. You got component inputs there. Hopefully you can use those.

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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Hoags on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:52 am

    You might be able to get an HDMI to DVI converter and use that if the TV has HDCP support. In case they ever downscale Blu-Ray content to 540p for those not using a non-HDCP connection.
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by shabbs on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:58 am

    Cap'n - what is the exact model # of that TV? We can check to see if it supports HDCP.
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:50 pm

    I'd have to check when I get home. At work right now.


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:20 pm

    Model # is PT-53WX52CF


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:26 am

    By the way, it's BluRay, not BlueRay. #SeaOfBlu


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:35 am

    Hoags wrote:You might be able to get an HDMI to DVI converter and use that if the TV has HDCP support. In case they ever downscale Blu-Ray content to 540p for those not using a non-HDCP connection.
    Divi doesn't carry audio signal. He would need a BluRay with component rgb + RCA audio.

    I can't remember the last time I used my BluRay player. Physical media will be dead in the next 5 years. Get a real streaming box like Roku or AppleTv.

    (Unless you have a shizz load of discs of course)
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by shabbs on Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:09 am

    wprager wrote:By the way, it's BluRay, not BlueRay. #SeaOfBlu
    Actually, it's Blu-ray.



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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:14 am

    Or get a soundbar with HDMI in/out (passthrough), then hook up the HDMI to DVI adapter to the HDMI out on the soundbar.

    On my (old) HD set top box from Rogers, when I used the DVI out (it had DVI, not HDMI) I was forced to use the PC out audio. What a nightmare -- had to use a stereo-to-mono adapter, it looked awful; but, hey, at least it had the sound to match.


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by shabbs on Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:17 am

    Prager editing my posts? Hmmmm....

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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:22 am

    shabbs wrote:Prager editing my posts? Hmmmm....

    Sorry, did I hit Edit instead of Quote? Damn, I lost a post Sad


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:23 am

    wprager wrote:Or get a soundbar with HDMI in/out (passthrough), then hook up the HDMI to DVI adapter to the HDMI out on the soundbar.

    On my (old) HD set top box from Rogers, when I used the DVI out (it had DVI, not HDMI) I was forced to use the PC out audio. What a nightmare -- had to use a stereo-to-mono adapter, it looked awful; but, hey, at least it had the sound to match.

    You Ottawa lads are a fugal bunch, so I'm pretty sure that's outta the budget. He needs a $49 Magnavox BluRay where $40 of that money goes to Sony for the BluRay license.
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:57 am

    wprager wrote:By the way, it's BluRay, not BlueRay. #SeaOfBlu

    No wonder I couldn't get my discs to work properly in them. That's the LAST time I trust some dude at a garage sale.


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by shabbs on Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:40 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:
    wprager wrote:By the way, it's BluRay, not BlueRay. #SeaOfBlu

    No wonder I couldn't get my discs to work properly in them. That's the LAST time I trust some dude at a garage sale.
    You should upgrade to HD DVD.

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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:19 am

    Can probably get one cheap too!!!
    Brilliant!


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:47 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Can probably get one cheap too!!!
    Brilliant!

    Not sure about that. Items of historical value may be protected by state laws, you may not even be able to export HD-DVD players or media out of certain jurisdictions.


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