Though DVD players are most easily and conveniently controlled in conjunction with their accompanying remote control, it is not necessary in order to utilize their most basic functions.
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Press the "Power" button on the front of the DVD player. Make sure that the TV attached to the player is on and tuned to receive the audio/video signal from the player.
Press the "Open/Close" or "Eject" button on the front of the player and place the DVD gently on the extended disc tray.
Press the "Open/Close" or "Eject" button. Depending on the disc, you will either see a menu screen come up or it will play automatically. If you see a menu screen, press the "Play" button to start the show.