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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:20 AM
Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:41 PM
I'm about to get a cable broadband connection into my house and don't know how to hook up my old Sony trinitron tv up so I can watch Netflix. Also need a wifi router.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:40 AM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:20 AM
Ok, I got connected to broadband and my kids and I are able to watch Netflix on our smartphones. My tv just has s video, coaxial cable and the old yellow whatever rca plug inputs. No Wii and I don't even know what a roku device is. I need something cheap that will connect modem directly to tv. No, I'm not going through a computer. Though I suppose I could if I really wanted to.
Posted 11 November 2014 - 07:44 PM
Hello - a new query re getting that old tv to do new things. I have a Sony Trinitron XBR (weighs 500 lbs) that has a great picture quality. I also have a Linksys wi-fi router, a wii fit (not new), and a acer aspire ultralight I never use that could be commandeered. I have a sony all in one with windows 7 (this is my main pc and I would dearly love not to have to take it to the living room and comfy chair and then back to my office so I can read type) and the aspire has windows 8. I load my iTunes shows on to a 1 gb external drive that I drive off the Sony all in one. Oh yeah I have a sony dvd player that I won, never taken it out of the box hdmi it says but does not say blue ray, My sony computer has blueray.
I live in the boonies and do not have cable or an antennae. I do have super fast xplorenet. Sure would like to watch netflicks on my tv and also if possible also apple store downloads of tv and movies. (my stereo gear is vintage 1995 so while it's high quality it's not current)
from the previous post I think I have all the right bits to make this work, but as you can see I am a cobol-dinosaur... and need some help.
Looking at the back of the tv: I have Video 1, 2,3,4 with yellow, white red connections x 4, I also have HD-DVD in with green, blue, red and audio white red and finally I have a hd video in with 24 pins ~.
Ideally I would connect something to the tv and then that something would talk to my router and voila I can watch netflicks and iTunes.
BC Advisor I see you are online. I have a visit to the computer store tomorrow night so I can buy what ever cables etc that I need to make this work. I also have a drawer full of cables and stuff (but I am guessing that the one I need will be missing)
So fair I have found 2 cables yellow white red but no cables with blue or green or video out(I am guessing this would be like the projector we use at work?)
Posted 12 November 2014 - 12:28 PM
Video 1, 2, 3, & 4 sound like there are composite video ports. I assume they look like this:
What you call "HD-DVD" sounds like component video hook up. I assume it looks like this (minus the yellow connector):
Does the 24 pin port look like this:
If so, then this is likely your best bet, but it will depend on the video output connection on your computer. This is a DVI connection. For DVI, there is either analog or digital. So, it will kind of depend on what your computer output is. If your computer outputs the same as what the TV has (either both are analog only or both are digital only or at least one can handle both analog or digital signals through the port), then it is just a matter of getting a DVI cable...more specifically a DVI-I cable (I means it can do both analog and digital...DVI-A is just analog and DVI-D is just digital). If TV use one (say digital) and the computer uses the other (say analog), then you will need a converter box that can convert from analog to digital or vice versa.
It might help if you provide specific model numbers as then we can determine what specific video output you have available on the computer and how they might work with the inputs on the TV.
Edit: The other overall option is to get a streaming device that allows access to Netflix and that can connect to your TV. I know Roku offers models of their players that can connect to older TVs (i.e. TVs that DO NOT have HDMI connections)...and they will still allow access to Netflix. If I recall correctly, any Roku model EXCEPT the Roku 3 and Roku's stick will work with older TVs.
Edited by smax013, 12 November 2014 - 12:33 PM.
Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:11 PM
Yes I have all three of the items above my sony trinatron xbr is model KV-34XBR800
So far I have got the Wii to work with the red/yellow/white and the netflicks channel (most worst option from a capability perspective but promising none the less if all I want is netflicks and a mouse/controller to navigate)
The wii internet channel is the pits however and seems to not understand that one needs to scroll to even read a paper and dealing with iTunes is a non-starter.
I do have a cable with the HDMI on one end and the DVI on the other. So this will work with the acer aspire that I have running windows 8 and then I can plug the g/drive into the usb on the acer and should be good to go. Let me muck about and see if I can get more to work.
I am thinking I will need to use the ultralite somewhat like keyboard mouse/horsepower and then the screen as the monitor.
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