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adapters for blu-rays

Discussion in 'Blu-ray players' started by momovies, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. momovies

    momovies Member

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    Is there any type of adapters that I could use for my tv to connect a blu-ray player or do they sale or make them yet. Do I have to buy another tv for this.

    thanks,

    kimd
     
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    If you are talking about a regular SDTV the ansswer is no, and probably never.

    If you have an SDTV, you need to buy an HDTV to view Blu-ray.
     
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    I have a HDTV but there's nothing on the back or the front of it to connect a blu-ray player to.
     
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    An HDTV should have at least one HDMI connector.

    Some VERY old models might not.

    What brand and model of TV to you have?
     
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    I have a RCA. The front of it says HDTV/monitor. I believe I may have one of the older models. So, if it is an older model is there an adapter for it.
     
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    What is the model number? I can't tell if there is an adapter until I know what kind of inputs your monitor has.
     
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    The model # is D52W14 and the serial # is E267C101U. I hope this helps.
     
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    Spec sheet here:

    http://dl.owneriq.net/b/b328bfe4-8b19-482a-bfd7-d04b91959103.pdf

    Your TV has an NTSC tuner

    Your TV has progressive scan inputs.

    The spec sheet doesn't specify the resolutions supported by I'm guessing the maximum resolution is only 720p.

    You could play Blu-ray but you must be sure that the Blu-ray player has a progressive scan output.

    So the answer is yes, you can use a Blu-ray player with your TV.
     
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    Thank you soooo much. You have really been a great help to me. I thought I would have to buy another tv or buy a play station. I could just give you a big hug.
     
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    What you are looking for specifically are Component Video Out (Y, PB, PR). There are three cables required for only the video, you will also need some audio cables.

    Do note that there is a good chance you will not really get an HD picture with component outputs due to various Blu-Ray restrictions.
     
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    So, in other words I would have eventually by a tv with a HDMI connector in order to get blu-ray/HD quality? I will buy the cables that I need for now. If there's anything else I should know please reply. Thanks
     
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    Yea pretty much. Component can produce a very nice picture, but it being analog (no copy protection) current Blu-Ray players will only give you 480p.
     
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    I have not tried component output on my Blu-ray player, but I have an upscaling DVD player that will produce both 720p and 1080i.

    I would be more concerned that the TV can't support more than 480p. The spec sheed is really vauge, calling itself an HDTV with 16:9 aspect ratio capabilities but no mention of the input signal specs.

    TC, when you get your Blu-ray player, familiarize yourself with the method to change the video output. If you don't get a signal that the TV can display, spte the resolution down until you get a picture, and that will tell you what the TV can do.

    1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p in that order.
     
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    Thanks, You have really been a help to me. I couldn't have did it without you.

    Again, thank you so much
     

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