How to Connect a Blu-ray DVD Player to a TV Without an HDMI Connector

Even if your TV doesn't have an HDMI port, you can still hook up your Blu-ray player/DVD player to get high-definition video and audio to your TV. Component cables also support 1080p HD signals, but the interface requires more cables than HDMI. The connection will take a bit longer since you have more cables to connect.

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Plug one end of the component video cables into the "Component Video Out" ports on the Blu-ray player, matching the cable colors to the port colors.

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Insert the other ends of the cables into the "Component Video In" ports on the rear panel of the TV, matching the colors.

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Plug one end of the red and white composite audio cables into the "Audio Out" ports on the Blu-ray player, matching the colors, and insert the other ends of the cables into the "Audio In" ports on the input panel of the TV.