How to Hook Up a Cable Box with a DVD Player

By Si Kingston

You can set up your DVD player to work with a television that has a connected cable box. If the DVD player is able to record as well, you can record shows streaming in from your cable box onto a DVD disc. The television set acts as the intermediary between the DVD player and cable box. The television set takes the image and audio signals that stream in from the cable box, and feeds them into the DVD player.

Things You'll Need

  • Coaxial cable
  • RCA audio cable
  • Component video cable

Step 1

Connect the coaxial cable coming from the wall into the "Cable In" port on the cable box.

Step 2

Connect another coaxial cable into the "Cable Out" connection on the cable box. Connect the other end of this cable into the "In" port on the television set.

Step 3

Insert the red and white "RCA audio cable" into the "Audio Out" ports on the TV. Connect the other end of this cable into the matching "Audio In" ports on the DVD player.

Step 4

Connect the red, green and blue "Component video" cable into the matching "Component Video Out" port on the TV. Connect the other end of this cable into the "Component Video In" connectors on the DVD player.