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Setting up mintek 100 dvd player to cable box to tv

I cant figure out how to set up my dvd to my philips hdtv

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  • sam4cee Feb 13, 2009

    plug in outlet color orange for coaxil cable. its a mintek 1600 dvd. the tv is a philips hd 1080d flatscreen. i just got a cable box for hdtv and the dvd doesnt have the usual plug in for the cable wire. i was going to go from the cable to the dvd to cable box to tv. buy the way i am a woman so i am going to need help for dummies.

  • sam4cee Feb 13, 2009

    there will be no surround sound. i was also going to throw an old vcr into the mix for my grandaughters tapes.

  • sam4cee Feb 13, 2009

    tv model phillips 47pfl3603d

    cable box scientific atlanta explorer 4250hdc

    mintek dvd 1600

    thank you for talking slow for me...

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    OK, I'll use my "directions for a woman" voice. :-)

    Give me Model number of the TV, and the cable box, so I can see what connections you have available. I don't think we will daisy chain the unit's together like was done with a VCR in the past (Antenna to VCR, then VCR to TV).

    We will probably set the VCR on one input, the DVD on another, and the cable box on another. Or we may daisy chain one or two together. But I need to look at the connections.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    What outputs do you have available on your Mintek, and what inputs do you have available on your Philips TV?

    Will a cable box be in the loop?

    Will there be a surround sound receiver in the system too?


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Newer TVs have multiple inputs. Mr Mark is correct, you generally do not daisy-chain Audio/Video units unless you are using a recording device. Cable box to Cable input on TV. DVD player to other inputs.

Let's get some terminology out of the way. Specifically for the Mintek DVD-1600. There are NO inputs.

Coaxial Audio out (orange) is for digital audio only. Usually connects to stereo reciever for Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Not for TV.

S-Video (black w/4 small holes, 1 square) is for better quality video than composite. Use this to TV instead of Composite if you have a S-Video input on your TV.

Composite (Yellow) Older video input type. Works just fine. Connect to TV.

Audio Output ( Red & White) for analog stereo only. Goes to TV. Red=right, White=left channels.

Component Video Out (Blue, Green White) is the newest video output type in this unit. Better than S-Video. Use this option if available on your TV instead of S-Video or component.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

  • InSub Beckley
    InSub Beckley Mar 19, 2009

    I forgot to mention the RF OUT. It looks like an S-Video output, but do not be fooled. This is apparently a special jack for a Mintek RF Adapter used to hook up the DVD player to an older TV that only has the Cable/Antenna connection which requires RF modulation. You can use any of the other outputs for any RF Modulator for such a TV.


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