So I just bought a blu-ray player(well free with credit card points). Its an LG BP530. TV is a Sony KD34XS955, one of the last CRT tubes you could buy, its widescreen, 1080i high def, and weighs A TON, bought it back in 2004 I think. I really don't want to junk it, as it still works beautifully, heck the picture in standard def is better than any flat panel LCD I've seen, its brilliant in high def as well.
TV has an HDMI port, so I hook her up. I get the LG logo when the player fires up, but then nothing for picture/sound after a couple of seconds. The display on the front of the player changes when I push remote buttons, so I'm sure its working. I inserted an audio CD and it started a timer counting and the track displayed, so I'm sure the unit is working.
Any ideas on what's going on??? I've heard on old sets like mine the HDMI ports were kind of in beta testing. I looked for software updates on the internet, nothing on Sony's site, couldn't find jack anywhere else either. I played around with the menu on the TV trying to find the software verison, couldn't find anything. Manual says nothing about updating software.
The blu-ray player has the HDMI out and a single "coaxial out". Its not like that screw on thing you get from your cable line, it looks just like a standard audio/video output that's on the back of any equipment made since the 60's, its just that its one port. My TV has the usual DVD player/x-box hookups with Red, Blue, Green vid/Red and White audio. Is this the same thing, and I just need a special cable that has 5 inputs on one end and one on the other?
Any help would be appreciated.