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    Blu Ray Player question.

    Hi guys and girls, mum and her bf want to watch my blu rays so was thinking about getting a blu ray player for downstairs. We dont have a HDTV downstairs tho but theyre not bothered about picture quality they just have none of their own films.

    Just wondered can blu ray players be used with standard definition TV's?

    Any help would be highly appreciated, and of course happy new year!

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    I don't see any reason why not? The main question though is how you gonna couple them both. (depending on bluray players output and your TV inputs)

    Edit: Component video should be fine.

    why dont you just buy the same films in DVD? it would probably work out cheaper.

    Some Blu ray players have scart and comosite (3 phono) output..

    You need to check whats on the back of the blu ray player..

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    Jetpac;7395533

    why dont you just buy the same films in DVD? it would probably work out … why dont you just buy the same films in DVD? it would probably work out cheaper.



    ive got a fair few blueys so would prob cost more than a cheap blu ray player to buy them all, plus think the less space I can take up the better.

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    nomeames;7395319

    I don't see any reason why not? The main question though is how you gonna … I don't see any reason why not? The main question though is how you gonna couple them both. (depending on bluray players output and your TV inputs)Edit: Component video should be fine.



    RickT;7395591

    Some Blu ray players have scart and comosite (3 phono) output..You need … Some Blu ray players have scart and comosite (3 phono) output..You need to check whats on the back of the blu ray player..



    Cheers peeps will do a bit of window shopping first then. rep left and happy new year to you!

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    Good luck finding a blu ray player with scart/phono output :thumbsup:

    http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3792/lgbd350.jpg

    LG BD350 Blu Ray Player for [COLOR="Blue"]£89.99[/COLOR] (Half price) from ]Argos. You have the component output there which you can use to connect your SD TV.

    You can download the user manual from ]LGs website.

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    cheers nomeames, really appreciate that its a big help. Will probs go for that one then. Will remember to leave you rep again when ive ''spread some around'' enough to do so.

    Cheers

    Jim

    dcx_badass;7397326

    You realise it will be the same quality as a DVD, just more expensive.



    should look better even if its not being displayed in hd.

    dcx_badass;7397326

    It might only do 720/1080 over component though so it won't work … It might only do 720/1080 over component though so it won't work anyway.You realise it will be the same quality as a DVD, just more expensive.



    OP wants to use a SD TV not HDTV. So 1080 is out of question anyway.

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    manchesterjim;7397311

    cheers nomeames, really appreciate that its a big help. Will probs go for … cheers nomeames, really appreciate that its a big help. Will probs go for that one then. Will remember to leave you rep again when ive ''spread some around'' enough to do so. CheersJim


    I would check the back of your tv first. It may not have component input.

    That isn't component output anyway is it, it's composite.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;7397326

    It might only do 720/1080 over component though so it won't work … It might only do 720/1080 over component though so it won't work anyway.You realise it will be the same quality as a DVD, just more expensive.



    lol of course, I'd be selling my HDTV and running down the charity shop to find an old one otherwise!

    It will cost me more to buy all my films in dvd and take up pointless space. There not bothered about quality so that why Im asking dude.:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    nomeames;7398384

    OP wants to use a SD TV not HDTV. So 1080 is out of question anyway.



    +1 for reading my first post!

    the player youve mentioned will work with my downstairs tele all checked out so thanks!

    cheers bud

    dcx_badass;7399458

    Did you even read what I said, I said if it onlt sends 720/1080 over … Did you even read what I said, I said if it onlt sends 720/1080 over component, the TV might not be able to down scale it, so you'll either get out of range or only a section of the picture. That's why I said it might not work.



    It's not a component output though is it?

    dcx_badass;7399867

    Yup, tis composite, my mistake, someone earlier mentioned component, got … Yup, tis composite, my mistake, someone earlier mentioned component, got mixed up.



    It is composite. Sorry my mistake. :roll:
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