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Newbie video question here, I have an old Mitsubishi WS-48311 projection TV that still works just fine & does HD1080i. I'd like to add a Blue Ray player, but the TV does not have HDMI inputs, only Component and DTV inputs. I'd hate to buy a BR player blind, and am looking for some guidance/make/model number for a decent player.
Sony - BDPS6500
Buy a HDFury2
Did you use the HDFury2? Would you recommend it?
Yes, I used one for 8 years to enable my analog HD ready Mitsubishi RPTV to display 1080i from satellite And blu-ray sources. It worked flawlessly and allowed my tv to last into the digital flag age.
Yes, a switcher may help in your situation. Older players are avail cheap and all of them will have component/composite outputs.
Thanks for the responses, I believe I see way forward.
If you are looking at used the Sony BDP-S790, Sony BDP-S580, Sony BDP-S380 and LG BD670 all have component outputs. You can google for reviews.
Most players from a couple years ago will have component outputs (those are the ones you'll want to use for BD). A good one (to buy used) that isn't too old would be an Oppo BDP-93, for example, or an -83. I mention them because they do the 1080i output very well IMO (I have both).
I don't think you can buy anything current/new that has either component/composite outputs, it's not (technically!) legal in the U.S. now AFAIK. You definitely don't want to watch BD using composite (480i), kind of pointless, there is the odd currently available player that has that analog output still (e.g. Seiki).
I also have an old Sony 1080i projection TV that still works fine, doesn't look bad at all with BD via component, certainly a big step up over 480p DVD. But not even remotely close to as good as a 1080p plasma though...it's not like I'd ever choose the RPTV over it, but it *is* a serviceable option...
You can buy a switcher that takes the HDMI out from the player and converts it to component.
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