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My main TV (plasma) went down yesterday and I've had to put it in the shop. My question is this: Can I move a SD TV to my living room and connect to my HR21-700? I realize I would have no HDMI connection on the SDTV, but wouldn't it work with A/V or some other cable?
 

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scrybigtv said:
My main TV (plasma) went down yesterday and I've had to put it in the shop. My question is this: Can I move a SD TV to my living room and connect to my HR21-700? I realize I would have no HDMI connection on the SDTV, but wouldn't it work with A/V or some other cable?
s-video connection and L and R audio or the Composite Video (Yellow) will work :)
 

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curt8403 said:
s-video connection and L and R audio or the Composite Video (Yellow) will work :)
Thanks for the reply, curt. The only other cables I currently have (besides my HDMI cable) is the RCA type connectors (red, white, yellow) that I use on my two standard receivers. Are you telling me these won't work?
 

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Red white and yellow is right and left audio and the composite (yellow) he mentioned. That should work just fine. You might end up changing the settings on the receiver to it displays content the way you prefer.
 

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scrybigtv said:
Thanks for the reply, curt. The only other cables I currently have (besides my HDMI cable) is the RCA type connectors (red, white, yellow) that I use on my two standard receivers. Are you telling me these won't work?
He was telling you they would work...You can use s-video or yellow/red/white cables, which is composite video with audio cables
 

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scrybigtv said:
Thanks for the reply, curt. The only other cables I currently have (besides my HDMI cable) is the RCA type connectors (red, white, yellow) that I use on my two standard receivers. Are you telling me these won't work?
those indeed are the ones
 

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CCarncross said:
He was telling you they would work...You can use s-video or yellow/red/white cables, which is composite video with audio cables
Thanks again. My technology vocabulary is improving, but at a pace that would give a snail a bad name.
 

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Hey, everyone starts somewhere, don't sweat it :)
 

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I have done this, the other thing is to make sure you go into setup and tell the box you can only recieve 480i resolution. The box may try to show you 720 or 1080 and then you wont have anything on the picture at all.
 

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jimb726 said:
I have done this, the other thing is to make sure you go into setup and tell the box you can only recieve 480i resolution. The box may try to show you 720 or 1080 and then you wont have anything on the picture at all.
Not necessary -- the box outputs 480i over S-video/composite, regardless of the settings.

If you were using a component input on your SDTV (some models do have them), then you would indeed need to set things up as you mention.
 

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bwaldron said:
Not necessary -- the box outputs 480i over S-video/composite, regardless of the settings.

If you were using a component input on your SDTV (some models do have them), then you would indeed need to set things up as you mention.
Ah, thats what my problem was. I used component cables on a non-hd TV. Thanks for clearing that up. Sorry for the bad advice.
 
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