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Old 11-23-2015, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Southern NH
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I have an older model 65" Hitachi tv in the man cave in the basement (works well; got it free on CL). It does not have an IMDB connection, but it does have a "DVI - HDTV" connector (a white socket). Need to connect the TV to the cable box (Cisco). I believe my choices are:

A. Use and HDMI cable and get an HDMI to DVI adapter.

B. Use the "YPbPr" connection. This is using the Red/Blue/Green connectors. Looks like these use the standard RCA connectors. Do I need special cables for this? I have a few here that have three connectors (white/red/yellow) on each end.

My only real concern is that I get HD.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:23 PM
 
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Try A.


I suppose the new simpler connectors would home in the biggest chance for obtaining the HD. The RCA ports may be for the external media players, such as a video player or XBox. These are my guesses.


You should read the both TV & cablebox manuals.


The Japanese were working on the HD TVs. Therefore, a 65" Hitachi was likely HD ready. The problem at your hand might be choosing the right external recievers i.e. a specified cablebox, the right private cable subscriptions.


The one thing that you had to beware was that Japanese models were unique of their own. Which meant the Japanese electronics sometimes had to use their own complicities, or the incuring risks of the electronics not working and even damaged.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"I have an older model 65" Hitachi tv in the man cave in the basement (works well; got it free on CL)."
"My only real concern is that I get HD."

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The "YPbPr" connection will allow the set to do as much as it can. An older set is not going to have HD. What you are asking is "I bought an old Walkman on CL. How do I make it have four channel stereo?"
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Um, component video certainly is qualified as HI DEF, Harry.... I'm surprised you don't know that?!?

This was the very first HD standard. Go with B.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAHpt-A2h5E
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Yeah, my brain fart. I remembered seeing it coming out of some VHS recorders and made the big assume.
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Old 11-24-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Faith restored.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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Either method will work but do note that both will be carrying just the video signal. For audio, I'm not sure if that TV has an optical audio input but if not, regular analog audio will have to do.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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Both a & b will give you HD. YPbPr is analog while DVI is digital. DVI is electrically compatible with HDMI, so an adapter will not modify the signal in any way. You can even buy a cable that is DVI on one end and HDMI on the other.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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B. Use the "YPbPr" connection. This is using the Red/Blue/Green connectors. Looks like these use the standard RCA connectors. Do I need special cables for this? I have a few here that have three connectors (white/red/yellow) on each end.
The yellow, red and white cables should work fine, never failed for me. Just make sure you get them connected to right input. You'll still need other cables to connect the audio with the red and white. 5 cables altogether.

The component cables have a little more shielding or whatever.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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If cable box has 'component' red/green/blue out, you can connect that to TV if TV has same. But you will need red/wht RCA for audio.
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