It is possible to view HD-based programming on an SD television, although the content does not appear in HD.
HD cable receiver boxes come with multiple connection ports, even though HDMI is the standard hookup method. With this in mind it is possible to connect the HD cable receiver to a JVC television that does not support HD playback. With this connection you are able to view the programming — it just isn’t going to be in high definition.
1. Plug the component video cables into the “Component Out” ports on the HD cable receiver box. Attach the other ends of the cables into the “Component In” ports on your JVC television.
2. Attach the RCA audio cables into the “Audio Out” ports on the HD cable receiver, then plug the free ends of the cables into the “Audio In” ports on the TV.
3. Turn on the television and the HD cable receiver. Select “Component Video” as the input option, and the video programming from the HD cable receiver should appear on your non-HD JVC TV.