Best 3D Blu-ray Deals


Best Blu-ray Movie Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | New deals  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Australia Netherlands Japan Mexico
Wonder Woman 1984 3D (Blu-ray)
$28.99
 
Spider-Man: Homecoming 3D (Blu-ray)
$12.99
 
The Croods: A New Age 3D (Blu-ray)
$39.96
 
Dynasty 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Jaws: 3-Movie Collection (Blu-ray)
$12.99
 
Man of Steel 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.02
 
Humpback Whales 4K + 3D (Blu-ray)
$16.50
 
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3D (Blu-ray)
$5.99
 
House of Wax 3D (Blu-ray)
$15.89
 
Shazam! 3D (Blu-ray)
$22.99
 
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 3D (Blu-ray)
$17.99
 
Friday the 13th Collection (Blu-ray)
$109.99
 
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)
Old 12-27-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
CrYoG CrYoG is offline
Member
 
Dec 2014
Question Connecting new player to older TV

I received this player: http://www.samsung.com/us/video/blu-ray-dvd/BD-H5900/ZA & was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to connect it to my TV which has Composite & Component inputs only. What set of cable should I be looking for?

Last edited by CrYoG; 12-27-2014 at 09:23 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2014, 10:09 PM   #2
chip75 chip75 is offline
Blu-ray Archduke
 
chip75's Avatar
 
Oct 2010
Wales
71
2602
2130
9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrYoG View Post
I received this player: http://www.samsung.com/us/video/blu-ray-dvd/BD-H5900/ZA & was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to connect it to my TV which has Composite & Component inputs only. What set of cable should I be looking for?
You'd have to use some kind of convertor or HDMI to component leads to get the player to work, either:



I don't have any experience with the devices, so you're best looking at reviews on your Amazon, to find one that suits you, the component to HDMI leads all seem to have poor reviews, so whether a box is a better solution I'm not sure.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2014, 10:12 PM   #3
tqhoang tqhoang is offline
Special Member
 
tqhoang's Avatar
 
Jun 2012
39
Default

You need a converter box (HDMI -> Component) like this one.

Keep in mind that these converter boxes are not typically bi-directional. They typically only convert one way like "HDMI->Component" or "Component->HDMI" but not both.

Also you'll need a set of cables if you don't already have them:
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x Component Video (RGB)
- 1 x Stereo Audio (Red & White)


There are also these single-cable solutions like this one, but the reviews seem to indicate that your source device must be able to output analog over the HDMI port (very rare?).

Last edited by tqhoang; 01-04-2015 at 04:21 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 03:20 AM   #4
schan1269 schan1269 is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Sep 2013
Lake county, Indiana. Opposite end of Gary...
2
Default

Does your TV not have DVI?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 05:07 AM   #5
CrYoG CrYoG is offline
Member
 
Dec 2014
Default

Just checked, no DVI.
The TV is quite old, but still works great (even after dropping it face-1st a few years ago).
I don't think either input & output devices support the signal conversion function (not in the manuals & can't find info online ).
I'm going to lean towards a converter box, now to find a good reliable one.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 07:00 AM   #6
schan1269 schan1269 is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Sep 2013
Lake county, Indiana. Opposite end of Gary...
2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrYoG View Post
Just checked, no DVI.
The TV is quite old, but still works great (even after dropping it face-1st a few years ago).
I don't think either input & output devices support the signal conversion function (not in the manuals & can't find info online ).
I'm going to lean towards a converter box, now to find a good reliable one.
There is no point, none, at all...connecting a BD player to that TV.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 05:08 PM   #7
Ray O. Blu Ray O. Blu is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
Ray O. Blu's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
The £كا
63
1560
50
6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by schan1269 View Post
There is no point, none, at all...connecting a BD player to that TV.
Agreed.
It's only capable of 4:3 viewing at 480i max resolution.
Time to bite the bullet and upgrade.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 02:09 AM   #8
CrYoG CrYoG is offline
Member
 
Dec 2014
Default

I already know I won't see the "supposedly" greater picture by using my older TV, but it's what I have at the moment, it still works just fine & don't have the money to go out & get a mid-high end HDTV right know (perhaps when I finally get a job).
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 04:24 AM   #9
tqhoang tqhoang is offline
Special Member
 
tqhoang's Avatar
 
Jun 2012
39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrYoG View Post
Just checked, no DVI.
The TV is quite old, but still works great (even after dropping it face-1st a few years ago).
I don't think either input & output devices support the signal conversion function (not in the manuals & can't find info online ).
I'm going to lean towards a converter box, now to find a good reliable one.
FWIW, I've purchased HDMI switchers made by Portta and they worked great with several HDMI devices including a Comcast DVR and a Sony 3D Blu-ray player.

So you might want to check out the Portta one here.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > 3D > 3D Hardware and Technology > 3D Players


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:41 PM.