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Old 11-07-2006, 12:14 PM
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I have a older HD Mitsubishi tv with no hdmi. It has the component cable hookups for 1080i. I was wondering if a blu-ray player would even work with component? Also would the upconverting of standard dvd's work? Is there any was that i can hook get a adapter for hdmi without buying a new tv? It has a great picture.
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:18 PM
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What is the model of your TV?
Does your TV have a DVI input?

As long as your TV can accept 1080i via component you should be fine as long as your Blu-ray player can output video via component.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:03 PM
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The tv is a ws-a48. It does not have dvi either. The only other connection is a 5 wire connection like componenet with a red, blue, green,black, and white being horizontal and vertical. someone told me this is a vga connection.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:53 PM
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Model: WS-A48
Type: Rear Projection CRT
Projector Size: 3 7-inch CRT projectors (Red Green Blue)
Screen Size: 48-inch
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Custom settings: Standard / Zoom / Narrow / Stretch
Supported Resolutions: 480i / 480p / 1080i
Picture – In – Picture (up to 3 different screen simultaneous viewings)
3:2 Pulldown**
480 Line Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Comb Filter***
Stereo Speakers
Universal Remote (TV / Cable / Satellite / VCR / DVD / Audio Receiver)
Manual
Output:
Composite A/V output
Inputs:
2 Antenna / Analog NTSC Cable tuners
3 High-Def Component inputs (2 RGB and 1 RGB(HV)) supporting 480i / 480p / 1080i
3 S-Video/Composite A/V (2 rear and 1 front)
I bolded the important part. You should be able to get 1080i through component without a problem.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:33 PM
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Blue-ray can be played even with RCA hookups. As long as the player outputs it. For example, PS3 outputs RCA and will have a Blue-ray player and you can play movies no problem
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You will NOT get upconversion without a digital input such as DVI/HDMI. At least not on retail disks. Your non copy protected backups may upconvert depending on the player.

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Old 11-07-2006, 06:52 PM
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And No, you cannot convert HDMI into an analog signal (one is digital, and the other is analog... obviously). This is the reason that the studios love the AACS, and the ICT.

There are adaptors that you think might work, but the end result will not. (you could technically get a connection by going from RGB/HV, your 5 RCAs, to a standard DB15, the normal monitor VGA. From there you could go DB15 to DVI, and then from DVI to HDMI... but this is only possible because there are 3 differnt types of DVI, two analog and one digital... and the reason that they dropped the connector, it was too confusing). You could technically get the cables hooked up, but you won't get a signal.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:23 AM
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I have a older HD Mitsubishi tv with no hdmi. It has the component cable hookups for 1080i. I was wondering if a blu-ray player would even work with component? Also would the upconverting of standard dvd's work? Is there any was that i can hook get a adapter for hdmi without buying a new tv? It has a great picture.
I also have a Mitsubishi with no HDMI nor DVI connection. I use the analog inputs for HD-DVD playback, but for upconversion I switch to HDMI out through an Ophit DDA-A001 adapter:

http://www.digitalconnection.com/products/video/dda.asp

This adapter does a very good job of converting HDMI to VGA.
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