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Hooking Up 2nd SD DVD Player

bmwdriver1
07-04-2007, 02:29 PM
Hello, everyone! I recently purchased a Sharp 32" 1080P HDTV along with a Sony Blu-Ray Player. I would like to hook up my original DVD player to the TV also. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance!

bmwdriver1
07-04-2007, 03:13 PM
Hello, everyone! I recently purchased a Sharp 32" 1080P HDTV along with the newer Sony Blu-Ray Player. I would like to hook up my original DVD player to the TV also. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance!

bmwdriver1
07-04-2007, 03:20 PM
Hello, everyone! I recently purchased a Sharp 32" 1080P HDTV along with the newer Sony Blu-Ray Player. I would like to hook up my original DVD player to the TV also. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance!

InitialDMP5
07-04-2007, 03:51 PM
For the Blu Ray player you should only need to use the HDMI cable to your TV for sound and video.

The DVD player needs the component cables (red green blue) for video, and either a digital connection like optical, or digital coaxial for sound. If your "old" DVD player is an upconverting player, you can connect that with HDMI as well, assuming you have more than one HDMI input on your TV.

If you own a receiver for your surround sound, then you can connect your old DVD players sound to that (optical, digital coaxial). and if your receiver doesn't have HDMI, then you will also need to run your sound from the Blu Ray player to the receiver as well.

bmwdriver1
07-04-2007, 04:29 PM
Ok, I'm a little new at this. The cables that came with the DVD player are Red-White-Yellow. So I'm guessing the component cables give you better picture quality?

Type A
07-04-2007, 05:44 PM
Correct...component will give you 480p, which your new tv supports. Order of quality for standard definition is rf coax (aka coax cable), composite (yellow), then svideo....all only support standard def tv. Then component and dvi/hdmi can pass 480p (also known as edtv, primary source is a dvd player) and, of course, they support full hd as well.

bmwdriver1
07-04-2007, 05:58 PM
Thank you very much! So basically, I just hook up the RGB cables the same way I hooked up the RWL cables. Of course, to the correct colors! Is there a seperate cable for the audio?

Chris Gerhard
07-05-2007, 03:35 AM
Thank you very much! So basically, I just hook up the RGB cables the same way I hooked up the RWL cables. Of course, to the correct colors! Is there a seperate cable for the audio?

Yes, you can run the red and white stereo cables to the proper red and white input specifically for the component video input used. If you are going to use a separate amplifier/receiver for audio, you will likely want to use optical or coaxial digital. If you aren't using a separate amplifier and speaker system for the audio, I command you to start immediately.

Chris

LordGamer
07-05-2007, 07:02 PM
Keep in mind, you are able to play DVDs on the Blu-ray player.

While you didn't give model numbers, the Sharp 1080p LCD sets both HDMI and component connections.

I would suggest you hook the BR player up using HDMI and the DVD player with component (that's assuming your DVD player has component - if has HDMI, go with that).

Edit...
I see you posted in another thread and this has been discussed... http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=46055

Rick-F
07-05-2007, 07:25 PM
Why do you need to connect TWO players? The Blu-Ray player should play your SD-DVDs. Just curious . . .

billinprinceto
07-06-2007, 10:17 AM
Connect the Blue-Ray with HDMI cable.

Connect the old DVD player with either Video (RCA red/white/yellow) or S-Video if the old DVD does not upscale (ie., only outputs at 480); or connect with second HDMI (if TV has two HDMI inputs) or Composite Video (r/g/b) if your old DVD player upscales to 720p.

bmwdriver1
07-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Well, the picture quality on some of my older DVD's wasn't as good as I expected. The original series Star Treks especially. I wanted to do a picture comparison.

bmwdriver1
07-09-2007, 02:38 PM
Thanks!

billinprinceto
07-12-2007, 05:37 PM
Connect the Blue-Ray with HDMI cable.

Connect the old DVD player with either Video (RCA red/white/yellow) or S-Video if the old DVD does not upscale (ie., only outputs at 480); or connect with second HDMI (if TV has two HDMI inputs) or Composite Video (r/g/b) if your old DVD player upscales to 720p.

Oops!! Sorry, there is an error in what I said should have been "Component Video" (usually labeled YPbPr) this will upscale to 720p and 1080i.