Need instruction to hook up dvd player
You will need a TV or monitor with audio/visual inputs. The better ones have what is known as an S/VHS input, which separates the TV picture signal for better color reproduction. You will need to be able to switch your TV, usually by the channel selector, to the proper input for audio visual signals. Sometimes this is known as Video 1, Video 2, A/V etc. These are usually below Channel 2. Maybe your remote has that option.
You will need an a/v cable. This is a three-connector cable with RCA plugs on each end. Connect the DVD player to the TV as follows:
1. Yellow cable, from video OUT on the DVD player, to video IN on the TV. Video is ALWAYS yellow.
2. Red and white cables from audio OUT on the DVD player to audio IN on the TV.
3. If you have S/VHS capability, buy an S/VHS patch cable which will have the three plugs mentioned, plus a round 4-pin plug. Select S/VHS OUT on the DVD player, and S/VHS IN on the TV.
When using S/VHS, ignore the yellow connector. It is for composite video and not needed.
Here's a hint: Your YV audio/visual inputs will usually be on the back of the set. Some better units have a/v inputs in front.
What if my TV doesn't have a/v inputs?
If your DVD player as an RF output, connect an RF "f" cable from that output to the antenna in cable on your TV.
Otherwise buy an RF converter (about $20 or so at Radio Shack).
Connect your a/v cable (yellow, red and white) from the DVD player to toe converter, then connect an RF cable (like the kind your cable box is connected with) to the antenna input on your TV.
This signal usually comes in on Channel 3.
Let me know if your problem is more complicated, It seems like a lot of wires and connections, but it is really straightforward, Remember, yellow is ALWAYS video. The two audio cables can be connected without worrying about color.
Dec 13, 2008 |
Televison & Video