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Can't get the DVD connected to the TV directly without Cable or Satellite...

I can't get my dvd to connect directly to the TV. This is something someone has already posted but the response doesn't apply to me because this TV isn't attached to my cable or satellite. It is my 8 Yr old daughters and all she wants to do is watch DVD's on it!! Do u have any other solutions? I have tried hooking it up to the back as well but that doesn't work either. I have tried another DVD player from the same company and it doesn't work either. I had to purchase a VCR but I would really prefer to connect it directly to TV. Any suggestions will be gladly appreciated.

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Re: Can't get the DVD connected to the TV directly...

Make sure you are connecting it color for color. You want to use YELLOW to YELLOW, WHITE to WHITE and then RED to RED. This should get you picture and sound.

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Re: Can't get the DVD connected to the TV directly...

What brand is your TV and your DVD? Most TVs have a Audio In(put) and Video In(put) connection at the rear. Similarly, most DVD players have a Video OUT and Audio (L) and Audio (R) outputs at the rear. Now all you need to do take the supplied cable - or if you do not have one, buy a cable from radio shack - should not cost you more than 5$ - and connect the Video Out of the DVD player to the Video IN of the TV and Audio Out of the DVD to the Audio Input of the TV. On the TV, using the remote, select Video Input using the TV/AV button. Play your DVD machine, and enjoy your movies.

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Why did you disconnect the chat session?

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