the 13th warrior
Sep 11, 8:13pm
hello L, i am probably the least techno proficient person around these parts, so i will tell you what i went through as i have a huge standard def dvd collection and need a player.
as a techno philistine, a few ideas...
1) many dvd players did and still do operate on a red-yellow-white cable cord called RCA standard, and you would run them between the player and your tv set, connect audio to amp,tuner,receiver unit to get sound, etc. welcome to the 21st century where corp media is wanting to phase out dvd and physical media, IMHO, to make it a totally streaming, non physical world. i happen to like phys media and my collection but the world is in a different direction that i am.
2) newer players like blue ray started to use a whole different cabling system to connect player to tv to sound, with blue red green cables, some cords with ports on the end, which would invalidate the old rca system since connectors and inputs, ports, won;t be compatible any more. add to the confusion the hdmi system uses big wide mouth connectors and inputs since people like their vid games. new players can even be wireless or use a different cable system--the old rca white,red,yellows are being phased out and the next gen of cords will go out too.
3) all is not lost. i got a 29 dollars dvd player from best buy and it worked fine on my 90s, early 2000s home ent system, cause i asked for and made sure to look at box, read specs that it had the old rca cords, plugs i needed. these players are not numerous, but generally sit at the bottom on the shelf and there also portable laptop players and these advertise being able to play standard def dvd's, blu ray, hd, ultra hd, etc. actually these are also at target, and drug stores have a few models. and dvd's are all over the place and for cheap prices. have to read carefully for the DVD symbol, and there are combo packs that have several formats. ((and plenty that are blue ray only.))
4) might suggest my array, a standard dvd player that will need to plug into a proper, older system, not sure what you have, i have old 90s tuner,receiver,amp with rca style plugs and inputs for everything, cassette tape player, vinyl LP player, and dvd sound. perhaps a portable laptop that play them all and might wire to your system.
5) again the problem will be modern tuner,receiver,amps, that don't support rca but are going wireless eventually. but you can find plenty of great standard def dvd offerings on ebay, amazon, etc. again you have to make sure you are reading fine print that it's standard def dvd.
hope it's helpful,
The 13th Warrior
Left Field Caliphate
"From the scroll rooms of Gondor, where physical media is treasured...."
(This post was edited by the 13th warrior on Sep 11, 8:18pm)