How to Install a DVD Player to a TV

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Use composite AV cables to hook up a DVD player to a TV.

DVD players spin five-inch media discs recorded with movies and music for playback on a television or stereo. Playing a DVD requires a television set with standard audio-video jacks for connecting the DVD player to the set. The yellow, white and red composite cables are available at electronics and department stores. The jacks on the DVD player and typically the television as well are color-coded to match with the cables for fast installation.


Step 1

Connect the yellow, white and red plugs on one end of the composite cables to the matching jacks on the back of the DVD player. Each plug inserts straight into the jack until it seats with a click.

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Step 2

Insert the plugs on the other end into a set of AV IN jacks on the back of the TV, matching plug colors to jacks. If the jacks are not color, coded, connect the yellow plug to the video input. White and red connect to left and right audio, respectively.


Step 3

Turn on the equipment and load a DVD in the media tray of the DVD player be pressing the "Eject" or "Open" button. Close the tray.

Step 4

Press the "Input" button repeatedly on the TV remote control until the DVD signal appears on screen.


Connect the AV cables before plugging the DVD player or TV into the electricity.