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I have an older Sony 720 p TV that does not have a HDMI input. It has RCA, coax, s-video inputs. What is the best way to connect a Joey to it?
 

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P Smith said:
What model exactly you have ? Perhaps a picture of back panel with the connectors ?
I won't be home until next week so no pic available. It's a Sony WEGA about 7 or 8 years old. It wasn't sold as a HD tv but it does have a 720p s video input in the back. I almost wish it would roll over a die, then I'd replace it with something up to date.

If this pics comes through the front loos like this....
 

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Based on your signature, it looks like you have nice Samsung 55" LED for your main set so with the Sony, you have the option to use Composite which is not going to give you a great picture but it may be ok depending on how you use that set. The alternatives are to buy an HDMI to Component Converter as mentioned earlier for $30-$40 or just upgrade that set for an inexpensive LCD or LED panel. The last option would be to just continue using whatever receiver box you currently have for that TV and not use a Joey.
 

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Steve H said:
I won't be home until next week so no pic available. It's a Sony WEGA about 7 or 8 years old. It wasn't sold as a HD tv but it does have a 720p s video input in the back. I almost wish it would roll over a die, then I'd replace it with something up to date.

If this pics comes through the front loos like this....
S video is not HD. It is only capable of 480i. It is the best 480i you can get but is still 480i. If you do not have component or HDMI inputs it is unlikely that the set is HD. What makes you think it is 720p set?
 

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When I get back home next week I'll take a better look. I'm pretty sure there are blue/red/green connectors in the back and I'm 99%sure it's marked 720p I'm not too concerned about the HD quality as this set is only used to entertain the grandkids with cartoons
 

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Steve H said:
When I get back home next week I'll take a better look. I'm pretty sure there are blue/red/green connectors in the back and I'm 99%sure it's marked 720p I'm not too concerned about the HD quality as this set is only used to entertain the grandkids with cartoons
Don't forget get the exactly model ID from back label ! Sony usually has a few variants of one model.
 

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Steve H said:
When I get back home next week I'll take a better look. I'm pretty sure there are blue/red/green connectors in the back and I'm 99%sure it's marked 720p I'm not too concerned about the HD quality as this set is only used to entertain the grandkids with cartoons
that would expalin it.
 

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Here is the info plate on the back of the set. I was wrong about the TV, above the blue,red,green inputs is says 1080i. Dish will be out today to install my Hopper and Joey, I think I'll put the Hopper on the Samsung TV and keep the Sony as a SD TV. The Sony's 4 X 3 screen (IMHO) is too small to watch 16 X 9
 

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P Smith said:
It's FAKE ! No one cable can convert digital signal(s) to analog.
At least not for less that 10$.

For 110$ you can get a converter. But for $20 you can get a modulator.

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
 
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