Introduction: Connecting Your New Blu-ray Player to an Old TV

Do you want to watch Blu-rays on your old TV that doesn't have HDMI input? Here are some instructions on how to do that.

You will need:

Blu-ray player

HDMI to component converter

A two way 3 RGA cord

A two way HDMI cord


Power source

Step 1: Get Your Blu-ray Player.

Take your new Blu-ray player out of the box.

Step 2: Get Your HDMI to Component Converter

You will need this adapter to convert the digital output of your Blu-ray player to a component input for your TV.

You can buy these online or get one from your nearest electronics store.

Here's a link to the one I think I'll buy:

Step 3: Plug in Your Bluray Player

Step 4: Plug in the HDMI Cord

This should be plugged into both your Blu-ray player and the HDMI to Component converter box. I don't have a picture of the converter box because I haven't ordered it yet.

Step 5: Find the 3 VGA Input You Want to Plug Your Blu-ray Into.

Most TVs have inputs in the back of the TV, but some will have them on the front. The TV I'm using has 3 inputs, two in the back and one in the front.

Step 6: Plug in 3 RCA Cord

Match the colors of the RCA cable to the corresponding colors on your TV and in the converter box. Here are pictures of me plugging them into the front and the back of my TV. In the end I'll leave them plugged into input 1 on the back of my TV.

Step 7: Turn on Your TV and Select the Correct Input Channel.

Step 8: Turn on the Blu-ray Player and Enjoy Watching Your Favorite Movies!