I am tryikng to hook up my DVD recorder, Sony RDR-HXD710 to a new Smart HDTV. The trouble is, the TV being brand new only has HDMI inputs; my recorder being as old as the hills has every sort of output except HDMI - namely component, composite, S-video, SCART, optical and coaxial. So I needed a converter. Decided to try a component to HDMI converter to achieve the best quality and purchased a Newcare Component to HDMI converter. By this means I was able to view live TV, DVDs and videos on the recorder's hard disk, using the play/pause etc buttons on my remote control. But here's the really weird bit - I cannot display the text pages from my recorder (systems menu, contents list, EPG) on my TV - I just get an error message. So I am unable to usefully control the functions on my recorder, including the contents of the hard disk.
Am I likely to have any better luck with using an appropriate adapter to take output from composite, S-video, optical or SCART and convert it to HDMI?
I am not really into the technology, so please keep your answers as simple as possible!
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Thanks usually_quiet. Panic over! I tried out a composite AV to HDMI converter and it works just fine! Quite why the Component to HDMI converter played up the way it did despite it being the more advanced technology will no doubt remain a mystery for ever - it's the second such converter I have tried and both failed to satisfy. And in answer to your question - my TV is an LG, model 43UP81006LR but no, I couldn't find any secret ports.
it looks like a headphone jack
I have TV with VGA in BUT it accepts RGB aka component signals. I had to be careful which adapter I got to make it work with my DVD player. Many users though said the adaptoer didn't work but mine does,
I am probably confusing things... I have 2 teenagers who are always telling me I am wrong!
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