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0. How To Connect Your DVD Player To Your TV.


STEP 1. Choosing Your Connection

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Before you can connect your DVD player to your television, you must choose the connection type you want to use.  To choose the connection type, you must

  • Identify the available video and audio outputs on your DVD player
  • Identify the available video and audio inputs on your TV
  • Decide which of these available connections is the best for your current set up.

Below is a list of connections from highest video and audio quality to lowest quality.

  • HDMI
  • Component
  • S-Video
  • RCA
  • Coaxial

In most cases, you should use the highest quality video and audio connection available.

STEP 2. Connecting Your DVD Player

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To connect your DVD player to your TV, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure both your TV and DVD player are turned off.
  2. Connect your video and audio cable to the correct output on your DVD player.  For example, if you choose to use HDMI, connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT connection on your DVD player.
  3. Connect the other end of the audio video cable to the TV.  To continue from the previous example, if you choose HDMI, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to HDMI IN on the TV.
  4. Note:  When connecting a DVD player to a TV with any video cable type, always make sure you connect the video cable to the output on the DVD player, and then to the input on the TV.  Never connect input to input, output to output, reverse the order, or mix and match one connection type with another.  All jacks, cords, and color coated connectors should match on both ends.

  1. Turn on both the DVD player and the TV.
  2. Change the source on the TV to the appropriate source.  For example, if you connected the DVD player to the HDMI IN 2 jack on the rear of the TV, set the source to HDMI 2.
  3. Note:  The TV's source is sometimes referred to as input, video more, line, or TV/Video.