My boyfriend has a KP46WT510, that works just fine - no problems. We went to watch a dvd movie last night, and his dvd player went belly up. It was an old one, so was just a matter of time. I'm hoping to be able to pick out a new unit that will allow him to stream movies (via netflix), the same way that I do at home. But given that this is a pretty old tv, and the connections in the back are a bit different, I'm not sure what the options are. One thing that is not an option, is a new TV - he's a frugal guy...until something dies, it doesn't get replaced.
This is a link to the manual, and you can see the DVD connections on back of the set on page 26.
He does have cable - and I know nothing about how that gets hooked up (I don't have cable tv at my house - I do OTA only, and wireless streaming) but his cable setup works fine...no changes needed there.
The tv does not have an HDMI connection...it has a "DVI-HDTV IN" connection - I'm not sure of the difference. The manual states to use component video connections...but I'm not sure if that will allow the blu-ray/streaming thing.
(My set at home is new, as well as a new HD receiver...so I have HDMI connections aplenty...and everything connects wirelessly to my network - it's great.) But his tv is a bit of a challenge for me.
Any ideas on how to proceed? I haven't even looked at new players yet in case I you folks suggest that I look for certain features to work with this old tv.
Thanks in advance...