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Help with connecting edtv to cable

few
09-29-2007, 09:59 PM
I bought a sony 42" edtv (FWD42PV1S). didnt realize that when i bought it it didnt come with many inputs. didnt have a coax port. i have cable tv. so i bought a hd tuner box hoping i could go from wall to box to tv. the tv doesnt have a input for anything that comes from the box. I dont know how to get cable on my tv. it has s video port, dvi, rgb, and video component adapter. how do i watch tv?

billinprinceto
09-30-2007, 06:02 AM
Your cable box should have component outputs . . . and your set has component inputs . . . . so . . . .

few
09-30-2007, 08:07 AM
I mean to say that the set has a video input adapter. ( Not video component adapter) The input has a bayonette lug connecter. Dont have a way to go from rca adapter to this bayonette lug connector. Help again please!

billinprinceto
09-30-2007, 01:51 PM
Search though I have, I cannot find a photo of the back of your set, so I cannot imagine what you mean by a "bayonette lug connector".

According to all published material that I have been able to find, your set does have component video input (this would be three rca-type inputs color coded red/green/blue).

According to published material, your set has:
Composite (BNC) - This is the same as the composite out from your DVD player which is the yellow rca jack - you would have to get a RCA-BNC adaptor to use this, but since it is the worst possible source it is not worth the bother. (I can only guess that this is what you keep refering to a "bayonette lug")
Y/C (Mini Din 4) - This is S-video; a little better than composite video, but not much better.
Component - This is the one that I mentioned in a previous post and earlier in this post. It is a very good connector (consisting of three cables with RCA connectors color coded red/green/blue. It will give the best singnal that you need for your TV.
(HD-15) - I think this is a DIN15 for vga, but not sure.
Digital (DVI_HDCP)This is the digital input and you would need a HDMI to DVI cable to use it. You would not get any better picture than with Component.

Since you, no doubt have all four of these available on your HD box, what can be the problem??
Have you read the manual for both the TV and the HD Box?

BrianO
09-30-2007, 04:12 PM
I bought a sony 42" edtv (FWD42PV1S). didnt realize that when i bought it it didnt come with many inputs. didnt have a coax port. i have cable tv. so i bought a hd tuner box hoping i could go from wall to box to tv. the tv doesnt have a input for anything that comes from the box. I dont know how to get cable on my tv. it has s video port, dvi, rgb, and video component adapter. how do i watch tv?

If you wish to use a component-video connection, you will need a BKM-FW11 Component/RGB Input adaptor to plug into input 2 as indicated in your set's manual. Contact Sony. Since this adaptor has a single-plug stereo mini socket for audio, you will also need an RCA stereo cable-to-mini-stereo adaptor.

billinprinceto
09-30-2007, 06:34 PM
If you wish to use a component-video connection, you will need a BKM-FW11 Component/RGB Input adaptor to plug into input 2 as indicated in your set's manual. Contact Sony. Since this adaptor has a single-plug stereo mini socket for audio, you will also need an RCA stereo cable-to-mini-stereo adaptor.

Well, that would be a bummer - seems to cost around $150 and then, still uses BNC connectors.

Here's two other things to try. (note, I finally found a picture of the damn thing)

1. use S-video: the set does have a S-video input, but that will only get a 480i signal into the set.

2. go to monoprice
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10235
scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page to find the vga to component cables.
buy one of the vga to rca cable for under $5 and try it - should work.

few
10-01-2007, 05:47 AM
thanks for all the help
going to buy a hdmi to dvi cable today.

thanks

billinprinceto
10-01-2007, 02:50 PM
thanks for all the help
going to buy a hdmi to dvi cable today.

thanks

Your set is old and my not be HDCP compliant . . . good luck.

few
10-01-2007, 08:09 PM
I bought the hdmi to dvi cable today. Plugged it in, and tv says "scrambled or weak signal". also got a "Phono to BNC" adapter.....didnt work either. So at least today i got something to show up on my screen. Anyone got any ideas on how to get a betetr signal or something? Any help is appreciated.

billinprinceto
10-02-2007, 07:08 AM
I bought the hdmi to dvi cable today. Plugged it in, and tv says "scrambled or weak signal". also got a "Phono to BNC" adapter.....didnt work either. So at least today i got something to show up on my screen. Anyone got any ideas on how to get a betetr signal or something? Any help is appreciated.

Yep, see my post #6, use the monoprice component cables.

few
10-02-2007, 03:33 PM
Found out today that the set top box that i bought was bad....There was never anything wrong with the way i had it hooked up. I bought the box from bestbuy marked "Open box" it was $30 cheaper....now i know why. P.O.S.