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Can SPN4235 Support Blu Ray Signals?

I really want to buy a Blu Ray disc player but some things I've read suggest that my set may not be able to imput the signal fro a Blu Ray.

It does not have a HDMI imput and I'm not sure if I can hook it up any other way.

Can anyone help me out?

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After I got over my fustration I did a little more reading and discovered that I could use purchase a
HDMI to DVI converter cable. Since DVI, unlike HDMI, is video only I also had to purchase a digital optical (it also carries audio) cable to get sound. It cost me an additional $70 for the two cables but it was worth it. I reasonably happy with the 1080i resolution which is all my SPN4235 is capable of at least until I can afford a new 60" HD Plasma TV.

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