Originally Posted by ozramesh
Happy new yr to you.
I have purchased a toshiba 32HL86 LCD TV. My use for the TV would be to just watch cable TV, DVD and VCR movies...no games. I am wondering what cables I need to buy
? I don't know much about cables and electronics. Futureshop has a monster cable thats over 100$, out of my budget
Now that you folks have suggested monoprice, wondering what kind of cable should I be buying. Please enlighten me with accurate cabling info, so that I can place an online order for the same.
Well first you need an HD video source and please for the love of god get rid of the VCR! This isn't 1985 anymore! VCR's can hardly record analog and do nothing for an HDTV. They have no place with an HDTV whatsoever.
You need to upgrade to HD cable and then connect the HD box to your TV using your HDMI input. You may rent an HD DVR from your cable company to record in HD. It is the cheapest and easiest option. Connect your DVD player with component video cables to your TV (assuming it is progressive scan).
There is no point in having an HDTV if you are not going to use it. An HDTV without an HD signal is simply a big fuzzy overpriced analog set.
You need to purchase an HDMI cable from monoprice and a set of Component video video cables with audio cables.
Hope that helps.