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rvgrammady

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Posted: 11/22/12 08:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone know of a DVD Blue Ray player that has a coaxil output
that will connect to an older TV?

I've been all over amazon but they don't say or show a pic
of the back.

I would believe it would be an older model as all/most the new
ones are HDMI out only.

Appreciate your help.

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Posted: 11/22/12 08:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No bluray players were ever made with a coaxial output, all were made with component or HDMI.


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I wouldn't rule out finding one that has a composite video (yellow) and audio (red/white) output. Almost all TVs should have inputs for those connections.

BTW, if your TV only has coax and/or the video inputs noted above, why bother to use a Blu-ray player in the first place? With those inputs you won't be able to display even standard DVD resolution and you will achieve absolutely no benefit from a Blu-ray.


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I have a Magnovox Blu-Ray with composite RCA video/audio outputs, but it's a couple of years old. I believe the movie studios wanted the capability at the time when the majority still had analog TVs, so could playback a non HD picture.

However, most all movie studios were planning to disable Blu-Ray's disc ability to downconvert HD to analog composite(RCA) signal directly from players in 2012. So you're not likely to find any new Blu-Ray players that have composite outputs as you would no longer be able to playback non-HD video from newly released Blu-Rays. The new players will only output HD, so will likely only have digital outputs. And the reason these players up-convert regular DVDs to HD.

That doesn't mean you cannot down-convert the digital HDMI signal yourself to composite analog using a converter box. It's just not available anymore in the player itself.

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I have blue ray movies I would like to watch when traveling in the RV or rent at Redbox.

I can't seem to find a converter box that will allow me to
go from the Blue Ray HDMI or the white/red/yellow plugs to
my distribution box that which is input/output coaxil. The switch box in my RV
that distributes the signals to both tv's from
roof ant.. cable at campground ... and AUX (which is connected
to the DVD player) are all in/out via coax cable.

So to connect a blue ray I have to connect it to the distribution
box.. so if blue ray has HDMI or red/yellow/white connections, I
need to have a converter box in between that outputs coax.

I can't find it on the internet, amazon, radio shack and a couple
other sites .. except for one I found which is about a cubic foot for
$474.00.

Maybe it can't be done. But I've seen old RV's with blue ray players.
next time I'll have to ask how they did it. They played blue ray DVD and it looked just like the old tv.. analog or digital over the air
signal.

Oh well...

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There are none. You'll need an RF Modulator box.

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Here's a link for an HDMI to composite converter available at Monoprice.com:
HDMI converter


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I think I should just get a HD TV & Blue RAy.. plug in when I need them
and keep them on the bed when driving. I could put tv on passengers seat
or table or doghouse. shoot put it on the celing with a disco ball and mirrors.

Leave it to me to create such a problem. Thanks for all your help & replies.

gramma Dy

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While I'm short on tech knowledge, I just bought a LG BP125 Blu-Ray that Wal-Mart had on sale Thanksgiving day after ten. It has two hook ups. HDMI cable and coaxial out. ?

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jbtaz wrote:

While I'm short on tech knowledge, I just bought a LG BP125 Blu-Ray that Wal-Mart had on sale Thanksgiving day after ten. It has two hook ups. HDMI cable and coaxial out. ?


Wrong coax. That's digital audio for an amplifier, not RF for a TV.

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