I can tell from the front of the DVd player that it is running, but I cannot get it to play on my TV. The person who hooked it up for me was able to get it to work but he is out of town. Both my TV and my DVD player are phillips.
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Re: getting dvd player to work
OK from your DVD player connect the Composite video output jack of the DVD player marked in yellow to the composite video in of the TV. The connect the audio output (red and white) to the audio input of the TV. Then set the TV to connect to the composite port should have at least AUX1.
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Hey scowtz, if your dvd is a burned copy or has other file formats that are not the most common, or I should say, basic types then it most likely will not play it. TV/DVD Combo's are made with the most basic formats. If you want to play burned copies I suggest get a dvd player and look for the formats that it plays. Usually the format label is printed on the front of the dvd player. However, if your dvd is an original that you bought from a store and it still does not play it, then its an OEM issue. Meaning you need to return it / send it for warranty / or get a replacement. I hate to say it but these dvd players built in to the tv are not the greatest and very basic so the manufactures do not put much effort in building a good quality ones. (This is only an opinion but I use to work at a home theatre dept. at a major electronic store that I probably should not disclose and these issues were common). Get the stand alone dvd players, some are quite cheap and play wide variety of formats and are actually pretty solid players. I hope this helps. Give me a feedback if this does not help. Good luck. - Joe
If you are using the built-in DVD tray, press TV (in case you have a Cable Set-top box). Then press Input and navigate with the up/down keys to the line labeled DVD. Then press OK. Finally press play on the Polaroid TDA-03211C remote or on the side of the TV. The remote play button is in the center of the row below the row with skip reverse and skip forward buttons.
If you are using a different DVD player, press the input button and then the up/down arrows to get to the input for your DVD player. Then press the DVD button to control the DVD player.
If you are using a universal remote control, then you may need to program it to the TV and the DVD player separately. (Some universal remotes may only support the TV functions of this TV.) Make sure that your universal remote has an input button that works. You may need to try multiple codes for Polaroid TVs.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (note: the DVD must be correctly installed so that the printed side (label) is facing the front of the TV. If you do not get a response, try the disc in another DVD player. The DVD player laser tracking can fail without warning. If the disc plays in other units, this may be the problem.)
i had the same problem. it turned out to be the red and white jacks going into my tv it wasnt the jacks but it was the tv entry points. check it out on another tv if it works on another tv then you may have to replace the other tv or get a repair person to try and reconnect wires in it
1. Connect your VCR to your TV. (Using Antena cable or RCA cables.)
2. From your DVD player, choose the AUDIO VIDEO OUT. Then, connect that to your VCR's LINE IN jacks.
(*)Your DVD player has 3 jacks coming out. Yellow-video, White- Audio Left and Red- Audio Right.
If you VCR does not have the RED jack. Go to a radio shack and tell on of the sales person taht you need to connect 2 RCA audio outs to 1 RCA audio in. (He/ She will give you a "2RCA Male to 1RCA Female" splitter)
3. Finally, play your DVD, put your VCR channel in TV and most important select the LINE channel in your VCR. (This channal may called as L1, Line,... etc)
You should be seeing the DVD in your TV now.
If you want to play the VCR, just put the casset and play.
Important- The VCR needs to be powered on in order to the DVD signals to go to the TV.
hey 1st of all you gotta make sure that your son made tha right connections with the av cable (this is the cable with three different coloured pins) from your DVD to your tv. if this doesnt solve your problem then make sure you are using the correct av channel on your tv set that will allow you 2 play your DVD player because sometimes you cant play your DVD on thhe same av cannel you watch normal tv
i guess there a built in dvd player on the set and it could play most DVD format. but if you wish to use another dvd player hook up the dvd on the tv video output (DVD) to video input (TV) audio output to audio input the find the auxiliary button from either the tv or dvd
Hello. You have to use the HDMI port and connect to the HDMI, or DVI, port on the back of the TV to get 1080. Even if playing HDDVD, this cable is necessary to get the increase. That, and the TV has to be in 1080 too. If you look at the display, on the front of the player, while watching the DVD, it will tell you at what resolution the DVD is playing. The HDMI to HDMI/DVI must be installed to get the increase in resolution. I have a Panasonic HD 34" 1080i widescreen TV, with DVI connection. When connected, the player played my DVD's at 1080i on my TV, while at only 480i thru the composite cables.
On some older movies or series(I like Star Trek- TNG), it doesn't work well due to the transfer to the DVD. Most newer DVD's, such as Batman Begins (there is an HD out, but I have DVD only), improved on the upconvert for me nicely.