We just got a DVD player for Christmas and its outputs are HDMI and a digital coaxial output (not optical) as another audio option. (And a LAN, but that is IT.) Our TV lacks an HDMI input, but has DVI as well as S-Video, component, VGA, normal coaxial, and RCA (“AVI”). I’m trying to find a way to connect the 2. I’ve found that I can get a simple ~$4 converter to take the HDMI to DVI, but the problem is (I’m told/assume) that if I just do that I won’t have sound. I’m not very familiar with the coaxial digital out, but I don’t have anything that will take that, I don’t think. How can I make this work?
I do see converter boxes for ~$25 that convert the HDMI to DVI with audio. It seems that I could also buy a small converter box that converts coaxial digital audio to RCA… (~$13) but I don’t think the TV will listen to DVI video and RCA audio concurrently. Or ARE THE DVI AUDIO INPUTS THE SAME THING AS RCA AUDIO?
I also don’t think it can play video OUT through the LAN (or wireless), right? (Not sure how the TV would get it anyway.)
I’m guessing the best option would be the HDMI to DVI with audio converter box, but at ~$25 and needing to buy an HDMI cable, maybe I should just try to take it back and get something that will work with my TV… or I could get on craigslist and get a used TV that has an HDMI port.
Anyone have a better idea? Thanks for any help.