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older tv

Is there any hope for people who have older TV's which have the HDMI in the back, but no HDMI channel? Is there a router or some other device that can give them access to Netflix etc....? Is there some secret to finding the HDMI channel if it is not listed on screen?

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Re: older TV
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older tv

So my grandson says I don't have HDMI channel because he can't use his Xbox 360 (or access his netflix maybe) without buying a wireless adapter for it. After looking at your link, would the adapter be the best bet, or could I buy the Roku2 & get Netflix & such through Roku2 without having the HDMI channel selection on my tv? I really don't want to buy a new tv til this one goes. It works really well yet, just older. I did buy a blu ray player, but it would not work, again because of no HDMI option in menu screen. I appreciate you help! Thank you....

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I thought you said there is a hdmi...

connection on the back of the TV. What is the tv brand and model?

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older tv

it is a JVC with the lamp, & yes there is an HDMI plug in on the back.

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jvc has many models

what is the full model number of the tv? without that info, there is absolutely no way to give specific information as to was exactly you can and cannot do.

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(NT) maybe HD-56G786?
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tv

This is way more than I understand. I give up. Thank you for all your help. I appreciate it.

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tv

This is way over my head. I don't understand most of it. I am giving up, but I appreciate your patience & all your help. Thank you

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Don't give up.

If you can't do it yourself then you need someone there that can help you. But it can be done. Actually there are 3 possible connections I can see. hdmi (digital in), component in (input 2), and computer (pc in). You just have to get the device that has these connection.

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My bet

Is this 720p HDTV which does have HDMI could be hard to setup for even a XBOX 360. The XBOX did not come with WiFi so that's a hurdle and then the 720p can challenge folk in setup as some machines expected 1080 and arcane setup procedures would cause a lot of the back and forth I read here.

If you don't like these tech challenges have it setup the first time for you.

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So you say there is HDMI on the back and your grandson says there's no HDMI. One of you two must be wrong. Please provide a link to the user manual on the JVC site.

Kees

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He says I don't have a channel

He knows about the HDMI in back as he has used it for his games. I have TV, Vid 1, Vid 2 Vid 3/3PC, Vid 4, digital in & i.link as choices on my input menu

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Re: channel

What's the use of a HDMI connection if you can't use it? None. So it should be possible.

Read the user manual about how to get it working. Be sure to connect something to it before you try, for example the HDMI output of any laptop or DVD-player or media player.
For example: are you sure "digital in" doesn't mean HDMI? After all, it's digital and it's input, and the link above mentions "HDMI/HDCP Digital Input" as a feature.

Kees

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Thanks, I will try that! Can't hurt, right? I'm already sad!

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Push the "input" button...

on your remote, you should be able to make the selection there.

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ditto

Input

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(NT) did that, but no luck, thanks though
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(NT) tried it, but no luck, thanks though
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Look in the manual online

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