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robin2
Level 7

Old plasma TV, no HDMI input, component inputs being used. another option for input?

on my Panasonic TH-42PHD6A High Def Plasma Display there is no HDMI input

my DirecTV input is already using the component inputs.  is there another available adapter from HDMI to an old TV for picture with audio? 

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andyross
Level 16

Re: Old plasma TV, no HDMI input, component inputs being used. another option for input?

If you want HD, you will need either HDMI or component. Otherwise, you will be limited to SD through composite or S-Video.

You could use a component video switchbox like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Component-Switch-Splitter-Selector-Converter/dp/B01M4LOU12

Otherwise, it may be time to consider a new TV.

andyross
Level 16

Re: Old plasma TV, no HDMI input, component inputs being used. another option for input?

I did find the manual for this TV, and it's a bit weird. It's really just a monitor, not a regular TV. The manual only shows a PC input, like VGA on a computer. There also appear to be covers where other inputs can be added?

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/246936/Panasonic-Th-42pwd6ux.html

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