02-11-2020 08:56 PM
After a lifetime in electronics (military manufacturer) I find HDMI unfamiliar, only that most all appliances use them today.
I purchased a new 4K Smart Samsung TV and am having trouble connecting my old technology gear to my new TV to make it work. I have an older Magnavox VHS/DVD burner/player with NO HDMI connectors, only RCA component jacks. I tried using an "adapted" HDMI cable (component to HDMI) only to find the manufacturer lists it as "HDMI in, component out", so it would not work. Next I tried a composite cable (5 wire) to an adapter box, HDMI out to TV. Again, no soap. I have searched on the net only to find all manufacturers list their adapted cables as "HDMI in, component out". What do I do now? I do NOT want to replace my buner/player.
02-11-2020 10:01 PM
You may experience issues because the new technology may not understand the language of the old.
Also, I think you will find if you get the VHS working on your TV the quality is going to be very poor. VHS was designed to capture very low resolution at a 4:3 aspect. When you try to stretch it to the size of your new TV it is going to be very grainy.
02-19-2020 05:57 PM
Search again for "component to HDMI converter" They are out there. if you have an old VCR lying around you can use it as an RF Modulator. Connect your DVD/VCR to the old VCR via RCA "Line in" and connect to TV via antenna input. Put the TV on channel 3 and Bob's your uncle. I do this all the time for people who have old Nintendo Wii's that want to connect to new Samsung TV's.