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Sony KP 46WT510 - DVD/Blu-Ray compatible?

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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. wink.gif

This is a link to the manual, and you can see the DVD connections on back of the set on page 26.

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/KP46WT510.pdf

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...smile.gif
post #2 of 6
Dvi and hdmi are similar which is why you can buy a dvi to hdmi converter cable. You can probably just connect it over component (green orange blue) for video and then connect an audio cable (red white or optical or digital coax)
If you connect over dvi converted to hdmi you will have to use a seperate sound cable as well. If you have a nice surround sound system going then try connecting the hdmi cable from the source (bluray player?) to the reciever and then out to the tv where it gets converted to dvi. If that isn't an option then you will have to run either a digital coax sound cable (orange circular input) an optical sound cable or an rca sound cable (red, white, doesn't support surround sound) What are you planning to stream? Are you trying to connect a bluray player to a laptop or computer as well?
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Thanks! He has no reciever. His setup is strictly the tv/cable, and the DVD player - pretty simple. So, I should be able to use a dvi to hdmi cable, then, plus audio cables? Looks like the set has 2 audio connectors below the DVI input, so that sounds right. So I just have to make sure that the BluRay player has component audio output, right? I would think most would...although I understand they are including those connections less and less now.

We plan to stream Netflix movies via his home network. So I want a wireless connection on the BluRay. No plans to connect to the computer/laptop.

Any suggestions on a Blu-Ray? Back when I bought mine, the LG's and Samsungs were top of the heap. I'll have to start looking and see what's out there. I know he wants to spend as little as possible...but I think they've dropped in price since I bought mine, and that wasn't that long ago.
post #4 of 6
I don't use blu ray players so i wouldn't really know. The cheapest wifi blu ray players i can find are all right around 100$ just go on any electronics site like newegg or bestbuy and look for the ones with wifi support. If you wire through dvi to hdmi then you should look for a player that allows for a seperate hdmi audio output through rca cables (red white) It's probably easier to use component cables(orange blue green). Most players have component ouputs with the three cables used for video and a seperate rca output for audio. Hdmi carries audio where as dvi doesn't so when you convert the hdmi to dvi you lose the audio. Not all players are setup to work with that sort of jerry rigging but they all expect you to use a seperate audio cable with component because component cables don't carry the audio.
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Originally Posted by Mik James View Post

If you wire through dvi to hdmi then you should look for a player that allows for a seperate hdmi audio output through rca cables (red white) It's probably easier to use component cables(orange blue green). Most players have component ouputs with the three cables used for video and a seperate rca output for audio. Hdmi carries audio where as dvi doesn't so when you convert the hdmi to dvi you lose the audio. Not all players are setup to work with that sort of jerry rigging but they all expect you to use a seperate audio cable with component because component cables don't carry the audio.

Yes, I knew that much. That was why I stated that I knew I would need the audio cable connections as well. I'll look around and see what's out there. Right off the top...two that I am looking at have all I need...I think.

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post #6 of 6
Sorry, you stated you wanted to know the difference between hdmi and dvi so i wanted to make sure i explained it in full smile.gif The seperate audio over rca when running hdmi should work it just doesn't list the functionality in either of the manuals for the blu ray players you've listed. Give it a shot, as long as you pick a store with a good return policy you have nothing to lose but going the component route would save you some money as well as possibly being easier to setup (you won't have to change any settings in the blu ray players menu) Unfortunately players with component are indeed getting difficult if not impossible to find.
If you go the hdmi route and run into problems like no sound, check the bluray players audio section for a control like "hdmi audio" "av connection" "audio connection" and make sure it is set to analog or component.
Good luck smile.gif
Edited by Mik James - 6/25/12 at 5:16pm
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