I have a Yamaha RX-497 Receiver (manuals attached), and I have an older DVD player connected to its Audio/Video RCA input(s). The output is to my stereo ceiling speakers. So overall a pretty decent (frugal) setup in my living room. I mostly use this when some guests are over and If I want to play some tunes in the background. To do this, I just burn some MP3s onto a CD/DVD and use the DVD player (sounds ancient, eh?)
For a while I have wanted to modernize this ever so slightly without spending too much. Is there any way I can connect a USB flash drive somehow to one of its inputs and play MP3s from this drive directly?
I found this one USB Male to 3 Component RCA Male cable on ebay, but there is a note saying: "This USB Male to 3 RCA Cable WILL NOT WORK FOR CONNECTING A COMPUTER TO A TV. You cannot get an image signal through a USB Port that way. This High Quality USB 2.0 A Male to 3 RCA Video Cable can not be used for transferring data or files, it is only for viewing images on RCA-equipped camcorders. "
So I have no clue what to do next. Any help from anyone here would be most appreciated.
P.S: The back of the RX-497 receiver is shown below (image courtesy ProductWiki).
Edited by stephends, 13 April 2014 - 05:15 PM.