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HDTV Video Output

I have a Sanyo DP42840 HDTV, which seems to have no video output ports. As a recent cord cutter, I currently have streaming players (Roku Express+ stick & Amazon Fire TV Stick) as my primary TV sources.

In order to record some of my favorite streaming programs -- and also to send the TV signal to some old SD televisions throughout my house -- I have the streaming players directly connected to my Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD recorder.

As such, I can record things using the Panasonic's hard drive, edit the commercials out and dub off the edited copies onto blank DVDs. The problem I have is having to connect the streaming players directly to the Panasonic which, in turn, is connected to my HDTV.

As you might guess, the video on the HDTV from the Panasonic is only standard definition.

Can anyone tell me if there is any way to connect the streaming players directly to the HDTV and then connect the HDTV to the Panasonic? If I could do this, I would be able to watch the programming in HD even though the DVD recordings would only be in SD. And I would still be able to send the signal throughout the house.

The problem is that there only seems to be an AUDIO output port on the TV and nothing for video. Is there any way around this?

I could probably connect these streaming sticks to both the Panasonic AND the HDTV -- but apparently such a dual connection with these streaming sticks will not allow an HD signal to input to the HDTV.

I hope I've explained this adequately and I appreciate any advice anyone can offer.

Thanks,
Chuck

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Re: TV

I know of not TV that has a video out connection. So you'll have to do with the video in of both yoyr TV and your recorder.

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Look at HDMI matrix switches

No such HDTV with video outputs. You need to split the signals before any displays.

There may be a few with analog distribution capability. Start over at monoprice.com and come back here if you don’t see anything.

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