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How to connect your DVD player to your stereo

On the back of your DVD player there are two connectors, labeled red and white, and they are for the audio portion of your DVD. You can play the audio portion of any DVD trough your stereo or 5.1 by simply hooking these up to the aux on your audio/video receiver, stereo receiver or integrated amplifier. Then you can blend the television volume with that signal or listen to it by itself by adjusting the television volume to suit your taste, simple as that.

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This type of hook up is only for television viewing, to view the DVD you might consider purchasing some componet cables, they are color coded so hooking up is a snap, on the back of the DVD player you will see three RCA type connections Red/Green/Blue. componet cables are also these colors, connect one end of the cables to it coorsponding color on the back of your DVD and the other in the same color connectors labeled componet 1 input on the back of your television. You will also need a red and white RCA connector also for the audio as this is sound, a total of 5 connections will complete the hook up. Or you can go the simple route and use RCA type cables that come as yellow/red/white but for the best picture use componet cables this will allow you to watch your movies in HD.

Apr 27, 2010 | Sylvania Dual Deck DVD/VCR

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I have a Philips 32'' LCD, when I hook a DVD it plays in black and white. It will play in color in side connecter only. Please help


The side connectors are usually composite connectors meaning the have a Yellow-video Red-right audio and White-left audio connectors. Now when you are connecting them to the back and you connect the Yellow wire from the DVD player to a component input which have Green,Blue and Red connectors to the green connector, you will get a picture, but it will be in black and white. Please take moment to rate my answer. Thanks...

Nov 22, 2009 | Philips 32PFL3403D/27 32 in. LCD TV

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Just got a samsung H1080 DVD player playing black and white only


The component connection should have one red, one green, and one blue connector that will connect to the back of your player and the back of your television. Then there should also be another red and a white connector that should run from the AUDIO L & R OUT of your player to the AUDIO L & R IN beside the Component IN connections on your TV. The yellow cord would normally be running from the VIDEO OUT on the back of your player to one of the VIDEO IN connections of your TV.

Aug 12, 2009 | Samsung DVD-H1080 DVD Player

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trying to connect sony dvd player to hdtv


You will need some cables first. It's really not that difficult once you know what each cable does.

Since you're only connecting from the DVD player to a receiver, this should be simple.

There are 4 solutions depending on what cables you have.

Composite - Yellow, Red, and White ended connectors.
S-Video - Black 4-pin connectors.
Component - Green, Blue, Red and sometimes extra Red, White for audio.
HDMI - heavy cable with a wide/flat connector.

Composite connection - Connect the yellow end to the yellow Video Out of the DVD player and to the DVD Video In on the receiver. Connect the Red audio connector to the Red Audio out of the DVD player, the White connector to the White Audio out of the DVD player, and then connect those to the Red and White Ins for DVD Audio on the Receiver.

S-Video Connection - This is the same as the Composite video connection, but connect the black 4-pin cable into the S-Video out of the DVD player and into the In for DVD on the back of the receiver instead of using the yellow video cable. The S-Video cable is a video only cable and uses the same audio cables (the red and white ended cables) for audio.

Component Connection - On the back of the DVD player, connect the 3 video cables that are Red to Red, Blue to Blue, and Green to Green. These will be labeled Y for Green, Cb/Pb for Blue, and Cr/Pr for Red. Connect these video cables to the inputs of the receiver the same way Y for Green, Cb/Pb for Blue, and Cr/Pr for Red. The audio connection is the same as composite and there should be a place on the DVD player that will tell you what audio is for Component. This is also the same on the back of the receiver.

HDMI Connection - This one is the easiest to connect as your audio and video are in the same cable. Plug in your HDMI cable in the back of the DVD player (there should only be one) and then to the HDMI connection for DVD on the back of the receiver.

Now...once you have your connections made, turn on your DVD player, set your receiver to DVD, and enjoy.

If your receiver does not have video inputs, you will need to run the video lines directly to your TV while the audio lines go to your receiver. This will mean you will need to set the receiver to DVD as well as change the channel of the TV to the input you have the DVD player plugged into.

I hope this helps.

May 12, 2008 | Sony DVP-NS725P DVD Player

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dvd player only plays in b&w, and connectors dont seem to match up with tv


I had this problem too. I had to use the cables that have red white and yellow and the back of the dvd player had red whit yellow but also had another set of red blue and green. I had to hook white to white,yellow to green and red to blue and it fixed it. Hope this helps

Sep 09, 2007 | Televison & Video

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