How to Hook Up a DVD Player to a Vizio Flat Screen TV

By James Clark

A DVD player connects with composite audio/video cables to the jacks on the back of a Vizio flat screen TV. The RCA-type plugs on both ends of the cables are color coded for fast connections between the two components.

Things You'll Need

  • RCA-type A/V cables
  • Surge protector power strip

Step 1

Unplug the DVD player and the Vizio flat screen TV from the electrical outlet while connecting the two components.

Step 2

Insert the plugs on one end of the composite A/V cables into the Video and Audio OUT jacks on the back of the DVD player. The yellow plug goes to the video jack; red and white insert in the right and left audio jacks for stereo sound.

Step 3

Plug the other ends of the cables into the Video and Audio IN jacks on the back of the Vizio flat screen TV, following the same color codes for the connections.

Step 4

Plug the DVD player and the Vizio electrical cords into a surge protector power strip, then plug the power strip into a wall outlet.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the Vizio remote control to select the set of jacks connecting the TV with the DVD player. Press the "Input" button repeatedly until the DVD player signal appears on screen.
  • Unplug the equipment from the power while connecting A/V cables