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#330638 - 12/07/10 12:56 PM Blu Ray and CRT
Tim Offline
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has hooked up a Blu Ray player to an older CRT television? I was thinking of getting a Blu Ray player and hooking it up to my Pioneer Pro-530hd CRT projection television. Do you think that there would be any improvement in picture quality over my Pioneer Elite DV-45a dvd player using standard dvd's? What about Blu Ray discs? The television has component inputs, no hdmi.

Thank You,
Tim

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#330639 - 12/07/10 01:10 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: Tim]
tomtuttle Offline
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Tim, Welcome!

Your TV will display 1080i, so you could certainly see an improvement by viewing blu-ray (1080p content) rather than DVD (480p content). Since your TV will not display 1080p, you're not losing anything by using the component video cables.

One of the things I really like about the newer crop of blu-ray players is the ability to stream content from other providers (like Netflix). Likewise, blu-ray offers better audio than regular DVD.

So, yes, I think there is a good chance you'd find some value in a blu-ray player.

Have fun!
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#330651 - 12/07/10 04:33 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: tomtuttle]
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Hmmm, this is an interesting thread as I was going to buy a Blu ray player as a Christmas present for someone with a CRT and wondered if it would be worth it or not. I'm not sure of the age of their TV, but it's GOT to be at LEAST 15 yrs old. Would a BR player be a waste?
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#330654 - 12/07/10 04:44 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: Adrian]
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Adrian, for picture quality a BR player will be a waste as a 15 y.o. TV will likely only be able to display 480i. However if any of the other features that come with a modern BR player are of benefit then that is what I would base the purchase decision on. Just a thought, why not a good DVD player that has the features to save some $ from a BR equivalent?
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#330658 - 12/07/10 04:50 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: cb919]
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I wouldn't think it to be a waste as it might urge them on to buuying a new HDTV to take advantage of the new player. Who knows they might even become interested in a new sound system to take advantage of the new HD soundtracks as well. This was how I got into DVD's, my Brother-in-law bought us a DVD(we didn't have a player) and the rest is history. smile
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#330661 - 12/07/10 04:56 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: jakewash]
Adrian Offline
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Jay, that's kind of what I was thinking...maybe they'll(finally) get motivated and buy an HD. If they don't though....

...hope this is relative to Tim's original post, not meaning to hijack(not this time anyway).


Edited by Adrian (12/07/10 04:57 PM)
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#330662 - 12/07/10 04:57 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: Adrian]
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Then they have a new slightly more expensive DVD player smile
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#330667 - 12/07/10 07:30 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: Adrian]
fredk Offline
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Originally Posted By: Adrian
...hope this is relative to Tim's original post, not meaning to hijack(not this time anyway).

All things are relative, but your post is a thread-jack... and on page one too. Bad form, old chap. wink
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#330681 - 12/07/10 09:50 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: fredk]
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Yep, it's pretty rude, Adrian. grin
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#330685 - 12/07/10 10:16 PM Re: Blu Ray and CRT [Re: Ya_basta]
Lampshade Offline
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I used to have a JVC something or other 1080i tube tv. It looked pretty darn good. Was there loss of detail? I think so. But it still looked beautiful. Tubes have been replaced but they did some things great.
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