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Cable box does not have HDMI input, but blu-ray DVD player does...

Discussion in 'Logitech Revue' started by Laurie79, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Laurie79

    Laurie79 New Member

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    Hi,
    My cable box does not have have the HDMI input, but my blu-ray DVD player does. Would I be able to connect my hd tv to the revue and connect the revue to my blu-ray player?

    Thanks
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but usually the flow of content is normally: Set-top box or DVD > Revue > Television.

    Your comment suggests the flow is reversed: Television > Revue > Set-top box or DVD
     
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    What model BD player do you have?
     
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    Laurie79,
    The answer is no you can't connect how you are suggesting. Your cable box is not missing an HDMI input ...it is missing an HDMI output....big difference. The flow of HDMI video and audio is unidirectional from a source device down to a display (or audio output) device.

    I suggest you swap out your cable box. Some cable companies will swap out your cable box for free for one that has HDMI output, while others charge a bit more for HDMI output per month. My cable company doesn't charge extra (Brighthouse Networks), they even give me free HDMI cables.

    Some people just hook up the Revue to a different HDMI input on their TV....but doing this will make you miss out of some Google TV features like PIP, Guide search and channel changing integration, and superimposed TV source image while you search or access Google TV menus. One of the neatest things about Google TV is the seamless inline integration of not having to switch inputs for web/networked content. Best solution is to replace the cable box with one that has HDMI output.
     
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