Setup Is Easy
DVDs are ubiquitous in the entertainment world today, and DVD players can be purchased for less than the price of a nice dinner. Hooking up a DVD player to your TV will give you access to countless hours of movie-watching bliss, and most modern TVs and DVD players make the setup process a breeze. Community Dashboard Random Article About Us Categories Recent Changes. Write an Article Request a New Article Answer a Request More Ideas Plug in the DVD player and make sure it turns on.
Before trying to hook rca hookup your player, make sure it is plugged in and turns on when you press the "power" button. Usually a small light or welcome message appears when the DVD player is working correctly. Determine what type of connection you need. There are at three common ways to connect a DVD player, and each needs a different cable to work.
Your DVD player should come with all of the appropriate cords, but you need to check which connections your TV accepts as well. Look into your owner's manuals or check the TV and DVD Player yourself to see what connections you can use. Rca hookup three most common are. The most modern connection, HDMI resembles a longer, thinner USB cord. HDMI connections are the highest quality rca hookup and you only need one cord rca hookup both the audio and video.
There are three prongs at either end-- red, yellow, rca hookup white -- and they match up to corresponding colored inputs on both the TV and DVD player. Find the appropriate cable for your connection. Once you know what connection you will use, locate the cable and make rca hookup it is not torn or frayed. If you need a new cable, or are missing one, take a picture of the input you want and bring it to your local electronics store to find a replacement.
If possible, use and HDMI cable, as they are the easiest to rca hookup and have the best quality video. Place the DVD player close to the television. Once you know what connection you will need, make sure you put the DVD player close enough to the TV so that you can reach the appropriate cables to the back. Do not stack different electronic rca hookup on rca hookup of one another -- they can quickly heat up when in use and damage the electronics.
Turn off the DVD player and TV before you connected them. This prevents the likelihood of electric shocks and protects the equipment. Know that the same procedures work for a projector. Most projectors have the same rca hookup of inputs as TVs, so don't be intimidated if you want to hook up a projector instead. Some projectors use a "DVI Input" instead of the three connections listed above.
If so, follow the same procedure as "Connecting with an HDMI Cable," substituting a DVi cable for an HDMI. Plug the first end of the cable into the HDMI socket on the DVD player. Look the "HDMI" or "HDMI Out" label and fit the cable securely into the socket. This is the highest quality connection for audio and video and is typically found only on modern DVD players.
Plug the second end of the cable into the HDMI socket on the TV. Just like DVD players, only newer TV's have HDMI sockets. may be multiple sockets available. Each HDMI socket will be labeled "HDMI" or "HDMI In" along with a potential input number. If there is an input number, like "HDMI 1," remember it for later. This is the setting your TV must be set at to see your movies. Make sure that both HDMI connections are secure.
An HDMI connection only requires one cable that carries both audio and video signal, and it does not matter which end goes where. Rca hookup if the cable is pulled too tightly, or one of the connections is loose, you may not get a good signal. There are a lot of different HDMI cords available, but unless you want pristine, perfect picture then any length and type of cord will work just fine as long as it reaches. Power on the DVD player and TV. Insert a DVD so that you can test both the picture and the audio.
Switch the TV to the correct input using rca hookup "source" button on your TV or Remote. Sometimes labeled "input," this button allows you to switch where your TV gets the video and sound information. The input rca hookup choose on the TV should match the input you used for the cables. If there is not a label or you don't know what input to use, leave the DVD player on and test each rca hookup for seconds to see where the video appears. The sockets are color-coded to match the cable Red, White, rca hookup Yellow.
Look for the "Output" or "Out" group. The Red and White sockets Audio may be separated from the Yellow one Video. Plug in the other end to the matching input sockets on the TV. Like on the DVD player, these will be color-coded to match the cable rca hookup grouped into input groups. Look for the "Input" or "In" designation. The input sockets are usually grouped together, and are often marked by a border or a line separating the group from the other Inputs.
The labels should indicate which socket goes with which Input. Make sure your connections are snug and matched to the right color. Match the colored plugs on the cable to the rca hookup sockets on both the DVD player and TV. If you are only getting video or only getting audio, or you aren't getting any signal at all, your cable may be plugged in incorrectly. Check to make sure that each colored plug is attached to the correctly colored socket.
If the video is not showing up, ensure that the Yellow plug is connected to the correct Input on the TV and Output on the DVD player.