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Old 01-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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I have an old flat screen Sanyo television which only uses red, yellow and white cable hook up. I bought a Samsung Blu-ray dvd player which had HMDI ports. The television does not. So I bought an HMDI switch. I only want to blue-ray player to be able to stream nexflix movies. My question is ...can I use the HMDI switch I have? If so, how do I connect it to the television?
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I have an old flat screen Sanyo television which only uses red, yellow and white cable hook up. I bought a Samsung Blu-ray dvd player which had HMDI ports. The television does not. So I bought an HMDI switch. I only want to blue-ray player to be able to stream nexflix movies. My question is ...can I use the HMDI switch I have? If so, how do I connect it to the television?
If your television only has a composite (red/white & yellow) input, you can't use it with HDMI and it won't yield an HD picture. You'd have to go from HDMI to component and from component to composite using two converters from Monoprice to connect the HDMI from your BD player to the TV, but it will be an SD picture.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2http://

There are also some HDMI to composite converters (single solution for the above) but you'll have to search for one.

Does your BD player have a composite output (chances are, if it's a late model, it doesn't)? If so use it, otherwise - converter(s).

There's no practical use for your HDMI switch with the arrangement you have. If you get another source, you could use it to choose which source feeds your HDMI converter, and then the TV.

Time to upgrade that TV???????? HD picture, no converters, built-in switch for multiple sources - what else to ask for?

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The player likely has a composite video output. If so, just use it.
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The player likely has a composite video output. If so, just use it.
Unfortunately, a lot of the newest BD players have done away with the composite and component outputs, forcing the owner to use HDMI - part of the copyright protection movement.
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It looks like Samsung has dropped composite outs from its current players. But, Panasonic appears to have inexpensive players with Netflix and composite out.
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