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

  1. 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.

    User Info: grandmathumper

    grandmathumper - 7 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. 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.

    User Info: PhysicsLCP

    PhysicsLCP - 7 years ago 1 0


  1. 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.

    User Info: Oxymandias

    Oxymandias (Expert) - 7 years ago 0 1
  2. 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..

    User Info: SikLord

    SikLord - 7 years ago 0 0
  3. to get the best resolution you will have to use HDMI, but because there are no ports than use some other wire,


    GREENSLIPPERS - 7 years ago 0 0
  4. 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

    User Info: razor2916

    razor2916 - 4 years ago 0 0

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