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BOB BLACKSHAW25/01/2022 10:22:43
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Hello all, I have brought a Panasonic smart tv but I cant add my Panasonic DVD player to it as the tv has no AV connection , any way of doing this.Thanks Bob16431057828735679502834096847614.jpg

JasonB25/01/2022 10:27:33
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Scart adaptor

Bizibilder25/01/2022 10:28:24
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You will need a SCART to HDMI converter. Cost about £10 -£30 depending on which shop you use.

Michael Gilligan25/01/2022 10:32:46
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Posted by JasonB on 25/01/2022 10:27:33:

Scart adaptor

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It’s worth reading the reviews of that item

… it may, or may not, be what Bob needs !

MichaelG.

Roderick Jenkins25/01/2022 10:45:13
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Probably worth considering a new DVD player with modern connectivity and the benefit of upscaling for around the £30 mark.

Rod

Journeyman25/01/2022 10:47:36
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If it's anything like my Panasonic Smart TV it will be as thick as two short planksfrown

John

Nicholas Farr25/01/2022 10:55:39
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Hi Bob, some smart TV's, like mine have a 3.5mm jack socket AV input.

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Mine was also supplied with a AV-3.5mm jack plug lead with the three phono sockets on, although you will need a AV extension lead, but I already have a couple of those that came with other players.

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Regards Nick.

Clive Brown 125/01/2022 10:56:41
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 25/01/2022 10:32:46:
Posted by JasonB on 25/01/2022 10:27:33:

Scart adaptor

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It’s worth reading the reviews of that item

… it may, or may not, be what Bob needs !

MichaelG.

The item in the link looks as if it could be a mini HDMI connector, but it's not made clear.

Ady125/01/2022 11:01:02
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Did all that adaptor stuff years ago when I was doing movie stuff about 10 years ago

Some adaptors are useless while others were really good

...I'm pretty sure it was the cheapie that did the job...

Martin Connelly25/01/2022 11:12:01
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It would be useful to know what inputs the smart TV has before going any further with suggestions.

Martin C

BOB BLACKSHAW25/01/2022 11:15:24
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Thanks for the replies, that scart adaptor wont fit my tv and the reviews don`t sound that good, it has three jack points so I will have a look at that. A new DVD player could be the best option, its a shame the player works fine , another electrical item will be in the loft.

Bob

BOB BLACKSHAW25/01/2022 11:20:37
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Just noticed the comment from Martin, this is the back of the TV.16431094401613276936662668467234.jpg

SillyOldDuffer25/01/2022 11:25:31
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SCART to HDMI converters are available, but I suggest the money is better spent on an up to date DVD.

Like Journeyman John, I too have a gormless Panasonic Smart TV. (Excellent picture, but primitive internet capabilities.) So I'm about to invest in a plug-in Streaming Device, a way of getting SMART TV without buying a SMART TV. They're a small computer controlled by a TV-Remote that connects via your Wifi to radio and TV services on the internet. I want one because lots of the best telly isn't on Freeview.

Several makers with various pros and cons: Amazon Firestick, Nvidea, Apple, Android, Now, Roku and others. Prices between £15 (too cheap!), and £300 (with sound system and other gizmos) Of these, looks like a Roku Streaming Stick+ best suits my needs, about £45.

Dave

Postscript:  Bob posted a photo while I was typing.  Bob's DVD and TV both have RED, WHITE and YELLOW Phono connectors, so one of these cables should work.  Lots of people sell them, and one might have come with the DVD.

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 25/01/2022 11:31:37

Brian G25/01/2022 11:26:49
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Why not just use a standard composite + stereo AV cable (like these from Kenable) between the L, R & Video jacks on both devices?

Brian G

Edit:  Unless there is a lot of electrical interference or you are using a high-end home cinema system I would just go for the cheapest cable with the three red white and yellow phono plugs and not waste money on oxygen free copper, gold plating and other gimmicks/features that separate audiophiles from their money.  (Believe it or not Currys even sell Toslink (fibre-optic) cables with gold plated connectors - and people buy them!)

Edited By Brian G on 25/01/2022 11:50:04

Michael Gilligan25/01/2022 11:41:08
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Posted by Clive Brown 1 on 25/01/2022 10:56:41:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 25/01/2022 10:32:46:
Posted by JasonB on 25/01/2022 10:27:33:

Scart adaptor

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It’s worth reading the reviews of that item

… it may, or may not, be what Bob needs !

MichaelG.

The item in the link looks as if it could be a mini HDMI connector, but it's not made clear.

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Yes, I think it is made clear … in the reviews

MichaelG.

John Haine25/01/2022 11:48:24
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I can recommend the Google Chromecast. We hardly ever use anything else for "catch up". "Remote control" becomes your phone.

old mart25/01/2022 12:08:14
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DVD players are cheap now, so getting one which already has HDMI would be safer than possibly wasting money on a Scart adaptor.

Nicholas Farr25/01/2022 12:19:55
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Hi, the HDMI in JasonB's link is a standard size one, although the measurements given are bigger than they actually are, HDMI Connectors and measuring three of mine confirms this in my link.

Regards Nick.

Nicholas Farr25/01/2022 12:28:58
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 25/01/2022 11:25:31:

SCART to HDMI converters are available, but I suggest the money is better spent on an up to date DVD.

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Dave

Postscript: Bob posted a photo while I was typing. Bob's DVD and TV both have RED, WHITE and YELLOW Phono connectors, so one of these cables should work. Lots of people sell them, and one might have come with the DVD.

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 25/01/2022 11:31:37

Hi, that's assuming that Bob's Red, White and Yellow phono connectors are Audio and AV - IN

Regards Nick.

Martin Connelly25/01/2022 14:29:47
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Brian G, just a bit of information that may interest you. I was reading about the early history of insulated wires in a paper by Allan A Mills. He studied pieces of wire from the early days of electrical experimentation by people like Faraday and Ritchie. He was able to get hold of a few samples off some pieces of apparatus held by various museums. What he found was that since molten copper readily absorbed oxygen most of the wire they used had a very nice outside sheath but that the core was full of oxygen rich bubbles where the oxygen had come out of solution as the copper solidified. This increased the expected resistance by about 15%. This problem of oxygen in the copper was not sorted out until the 20th century when electro-refining started to be used and copper billets were melted and drawn under a blanket of inert gas.

As a result of modern manufacturing methods I think just about all modern copper wire will be oxygen free and people selling cables at a premium because they are oxygen free are making extra profit from other people's lack of knowledge on the subject.

Martin C

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