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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by tonyacardo, May 1, 2015.

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  1. tonyacardo

    tonyacardo Thread Starter

    Oct 30, 2010
    I have a Sanyo TV that is quite old. It has RCA input/output, cable, and s-video on the back of it. I have a Phillips DVD player that allows me to put a memory stick into it and play movies in Xvid format only (occasionally it will play a DivX but sometimes it won't).

    The DVD player also has an HDMI port.
    If I hooked up an HDMI cable from my home computer to my DVD player would it allow me to play movies from my computer so that I could see movies that are not in Xvid format.

    Or is that HDMI port only an output port.

    I don't want to buy the cable unless I think it will work. I also don't want to move everything so I can semi-hide the HDMI cable.

    I also have a wireless modem, is there a way to buy a a usb modem , put it into my DVD players usb port and directly send the movies from my computer to my DVD player.

    I guess what I am really asking is:
    What is an inexpensive way to get non-Divx formatted movies to my TV. Is it cheaper to just spend 200 dollars or so at Walmart and buy a smart TV?

    Anyway, thanks for considering my question.

    my computer is modern, it has HDMI outputs. in case you were wondering what the age of the my other gear is. I realize RCA inputs are pretty old.

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  2. TonyB25

    TonyB25 Banned

    Dec 31, 1969
    The HDMI port is almost certainly output only.
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    Feb 5, 2010
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    No need for a SmartTV, get any modern TV and connect it to your computer via HDMI or VGA and watch anything and everything, browse the web, play games, etc.

    Or use one of the numerous free software converters to convert the movies to the XVID or other formats that the DVD player supports and continue using it. You may even even want to see if there is a firmware update for the player that allows greater media support. But the HDMI port as mentioned above will be only an output.
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