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Getting dvd player to work

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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