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    My nan has bought a new tv, which only had hdmi, usb, and a ypbpr input. She has a dvd/vcr player which only has a rca connection. Would it be possible to get a cheap rca to ypbpr connection cable?

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    My girlfriend's TV appears to have no composite input (the single yellow connector plus red and white for audio) but actually uses one of the component (YpBpR) connectors as a composite input, is your nan's TV like that?

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    That seems strange? in both cases. What brand is it. Have you looked at it. Guy up the road had the same problem. I went and took a look and found connectors on the edge of the set he hadn't seen.

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    PS Just found this but at $371 it would be cheaper to buy new gear.

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    Default Re: rca to ypbpr

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    My girlfriend's TV appears to have no composite input (the single yellow connector plus red and white for audio) but actually uses one of the component (YpBpR) connectors as a composite input, is your nan's TV like that?
    Yes, the Y doubles as a yellow composite connector. I did actually try that, but the TV came up with 'no device detected'. Any ideas as to that one? Note here that th VCR works fine on her other tv (which does have a full set of composite ports), so the vcr and cables work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    Yes, the Y doubles as a yellow composite connector. I did actually try that, but the TV came up with 'no device detected'. Any ideas as to that one? Note here that th VCR works fine on her other tv (which does have a full set of composite ports), so the vcr and cables work fine.
    Is it Samsung? I installed some Samsung TV's as security monitors, using the 'Y' from the component input as the composite input. Selecting 'Video 1' came up with the picture. Are you selecting the right input?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pine-o-cleen View Post
    Is it Samsung? I installed some Samsung TV's as security monitors, using the 'Y' from the component input as the composite input. Selecting 'Video 1' came up with the picture. Are you selecting the right input?
    It is a samsung. Certain I set it all up correctly.

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    RCA is a physical plug. RCA is not a video format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    RCA is a physical plug. RCA is not a video format.
    I know that. I said that.

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    A lot of the newer panasonic, samsung tvs only have 1 combined composite/component connection. They're dead connections. Much cheaper for them to load a set up with HDMI is it's digital, needs no analog conversion.

    LG I think are a bit better and have a few more connections. Depends how resistent to change the person is.

    I've been looking for my mother in law, she has a satellite box, dvd player and vcr all on composite. I'm replacing the dvd with a $130 Samsung Bluray player using HDMI, and could later on replace the satellite box with an hdmi enabled one. The VCR I'm going to chuck out.

    People needs to realise that things have moved on. It's a fact a life (that a lot of poeple wont be happy with).
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    Default Re: rca to ypbpr

    Well, its a new TV so the TV won't be being replaced. Its a small one for her kitchen, the main one is a sony. The sony has a dvd player/recorder (onto a 500gb hdd) attached to it, she was just wondering if I could get the old vcr/dvd hooked up to her kitchen TV.

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