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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by tim1_2 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:35 pm

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

    Obviously. And they are quite inexpensive these days.

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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:59 pm

    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.

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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:26 pm

    I have 4 words for you:

    RCA Streaming Media Box

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-DSB872WR-WiFi-Streaming-Box/21998220#Item+Description
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by tim1_2 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:34 pm

    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.
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:14 pm

    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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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:25 pm

    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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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by tim1_2 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:28 pm

    And the composite video will not give you HD.
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:34 pm

    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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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:34 pm

    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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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:11 pm

    As reliable and hassle free as Unblock US?


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:37 pm

    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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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:52 pm

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


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by shabbs on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:18 pm

    Post it here and share...
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:26 pm

    http://google.com


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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by shabbs on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:32 pm

    wprager wrote:http://google.com
    LOL.
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    Re: Question about BluRay player and old TV

    Post by wprager on Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:48 am

    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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