Question from grandmathumper

how do i connect an HDMI cord to an older tv? or do i need a HDMI cord to watch blueray?

my tv, a 50 inch phillips does not seem to have a HDMI cable port. so how do i connect it to the tv or do i really need it to watch blueray movies etc.

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Oxymandias answered:

Well assuming your TV has scart connectors you will be able to watch blu-ray movies but at half the top resolution that HDTV standards support (1080p).

Your milage will vary on quality.. your setup if far from ideal.
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SikLord answered:

If your TV does not have the HDMI pots you can't use them on those older TV's get a newer TV if you are wanting to use the Blue Ray abilities and see the difference, it's well worth it..
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PhysicsLCP answered:

You can get an HDMI to Component/Composite converter but they are expensive. You won't get the benefit of an HD tv if it is one, without a proper HDMI connection, so as oxymandias suggested, your blu-ray movies will run at DVD resolution.
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GREENSLIPPERS answered:

to get the best resolution you will have to use HDMI, but because there are no ports than use some other wire,
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razor2916 answered:

Hey my tv is not a hd tv but it has got an extra hdmi port and i have a ps3 will the hdmi cable work on my tv
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