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61Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:35 pm

tim1_2


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Cap'n Clutch wrote:Starting to think I'm better off just buying a new TV.

Obviously. And they are quite inexpensive these days.

62Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:59 pm

wprager


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tim1_2 wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:Starting to think I'm better off just buying a new TV.

Obviously.  And they are quite inexpensive these days.

And think of all the room you'd save. Why, with the TV right up against the wall instead of sticking out 3 feet, you have a bigger room. Which, naturally, means a bigger TV. Check the New Plasma TV thread for links to some 70" and 80" sets on sale.

63Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:26 pm

Cap'n Clutch


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I have 4 words for you:

RCA Streaming Media Box

http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-DSB872WR-WiFi-Streaming-Box/21998220#Item+Description

64Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:34 pm

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:I have 4 words for you:

RCA Streaming Media Box

http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-DSB872WR-WiFi-Streaming-Box/21998220#Item+Description

You'd likely have to run a VPN through the States, since I doubt you can access Netflix in Canada with that thing.

65Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:14 pm

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:I have 4 words for you:

RCA Streaming Media Box

http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-DSB872WR-WiFi-Streaming-Box/21998220#Item+Description

For who?

This box has HDMI out and "Analog AV outputs", which I suspect is composite video (and the rear-view confirms this). I'd pass if I were you. Look for something with component out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roku
This shows the various iterations of the Roku box. Many of the earlier ones had component output (look for "Both" in the "Component/HDMI" column). The latest such box is the 2100 model -- you won't find it at any store since it was discontinued almost 3 years ago, but you can find it on eBay:
http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.XRoku+XDS+%282100%29&_nkw=Roku+XDS+%282100%29&_sacat=0&_from=R40

I looked at Monoprice but they only seem to have adapters that convert component *to* HDMI, not the other way around. I know they *used to* have the other devices but I think the issue was with content protection (the receiver at the other end of the HDMI cable *must* be able to identify itself as a display-only device, and an adapter cannot).

You know it's all Sony/Apple's fault, right?


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66Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:25 pm

Cap'n Clutch

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tim1_2 wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:I have 4 words for you:

RCA Streaming Media Box

http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-DSB872WR-WiFi-Streaming-Box/21998220#Item+Description

You'd likely have to run a VPN through the States, since I doubt you can access Netflix in Canada with that thing.

I already have an account with Unblock US.


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67Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:28 pm

tim1_2

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And the composite video will not give you HD.

68Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:34 pm

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tim1_2 wrote:And the composite video will not give you HD.

I think Clutch is only reading every second (or third) reply.

Clutch, re-read again what I said -- that box has HDMI and composite out. There is no component. Composite is *worse* (if you can believe it) than S-Video. Composite video is fine for Pong.


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69Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:34 pm

wprager

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:
tim1_2 wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:I have 4 words for you:

RCA Streaming Media Box

http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-DSB872WR-WiFi-Streaming-Box/21998220#Item+Description

You'd likely have to run a VPN through the States, since I doubt you can access Netflix in Canada with that thing.

I already have an account with Unblock US.

You know, there *are* free ones.


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70Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:11 pm

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As reliable and hassle free as Unblock US?


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71Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:37 pm

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:As reliable and hassle free as Unblock US?

I've set it and forgotten about it. Every once in a while I have some problems but, really, I'm with Rogers and I had "every once in a while" issues in the past. I have no idea if the problem is with the different DNS servers.

As for "hassle-free" all I did was set up the primary and secondary DNS server on my wireless router, same as I had done for UnblockUS.


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72Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:52 pm

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Care to fire me a PM with the one you use?


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73Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:18 pm

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Post it here and share...

74Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:26 pm

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http://google.com


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Hey, I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I've failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.
- Dicky Fox

75Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:32 pm

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wprager wrote:http://google.com
LOL.

76Question about BluRay player and old TV - Page 5 Empty Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:48 am

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Not sure if this is what you want/need, but there is a deal on amazon.ca for an HDMI to component adapter -- $36 down from $80:

http://www.amazon.ca/EnjoyGadgets-Component-Converter-Adapter-Support/dp/B008MPB9YQ/ref=sr_1_42?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1393688640&sr=1-42


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