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I have an older plasma pioneer tv. It has slide In component

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I have an older plasma pioneer tv. It has slide In component trays in the bottom that has all the different connections in them. Currently all of the connections are composite or serial ports. Is there a tray I can replace one of these to get a coax or HDMI connector to plug into. the model number is *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.
Hello and sorry you're having issues. Offhand the bad news answer is NO. The TV does not have the resolution or software required to produce 1080P HDMI signals, and it does not include a built in Tuner, or any Tuner processing in order to be able to tune channels from a direct coaxial input. There is no software available to update the TV as Pioneer has not built these sets or supported them with any updates in over 7 years. It was designed exclusively to be an industrial monitor with VGA 15 pin HD capability. That said, there are adapters and converters that will work with this TV's analog HD processing. What device/source is it you're trying to connect to the Pioneer please?
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.
The set also uses "DVI-D"- which is directly compatible with most HDMI signals, with the exception that the TV will not produce audio from the HDMI signal. In order to do audio, either an HDM audio extractor box (which takes the audio portion of the HDMI signal and converts it to RCA stereo- which you then feed into the TV) is needed. An HDMI to DVI-D cable can be purchased below:
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.
If you would like the set to do audio also, then you would need one of the following: 1) Separate RCA red and white jacks on the "Source" you're connecting (cable/SAT box, etc.). Or: 2) An HDMI audio extractor. To connect the extractor you need to run an HDMI cable from the "Source" to the extractor. Then connect the HDMI to DVI-D cable from extractor to Pioneer. Additionally take a set of RCA stereo cables and run them from the extractor to the DVI audio inputs. That piece is below:
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.
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