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Connecting a Blue Ray to an old HD ready TV

by smitmich / February 27, 2010 9:09 AM PST

I have an old Toshiba CW34X92 HD ready TV that I watch with HD converter from my cable co. I think the picture still looks great. My dilemma is that my DVD player died and I'm trying to decide if I should replace it with a Blu-Ray or stick with a regular DVD player. Is it worth connecting a Blu-ray to such an old TV?

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Let's read the manual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2010 9:23 AM PST
http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/televisions/product.asp?model=cw34x92

I see a PDF. Let's open that up.

Page 8 of http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/tacpassets-images/models/cw34x92/docs/cw34x92_om_e.pdf shows it only has COMPONENT VIDEO connections. AKA Colorstream.

http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t666918-ot-blue-ray-on-component-cables.html finds you might get 720p display from such a player.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=bluray+component+video

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-BD-P1000-Blu-Ray-Disc-Player/dp/B000F99FDE and similar units are what you might shop for.
Bob
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I just discovered another complication
by smitmich / February 27, 2010 11:42 AM PST
In reply to: Let's read the manual.
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Only applies to blu-ray player after 2011.
by minimalist / February 27, 2010 9:01 PM PST

Players made today will still output HD signals via component. In other words get one this year and you'll be fine for a while.

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