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I just got home and found my tv does not have the HDMI cable receptical. If I use RCA type cords will I be able to get good quality recdordings and see my movies in the HD with my HD capable Mitsubishi 40 TV?

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You will be able to do HD video if you use the component video (RGB)jacks. Do not user the composite video (yellow) or S-video these will only give you SD video. The gold plated jacks perform a little better then the plain jacks.

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