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Cabling -- Panasonic LCD TV into LG DVD player (model no. DV6812P)

Hi there -- we've just bought a Panasonic LCD TV and are having trouble cabling it up to our super-basic LG DVD player. The TV manual says to plug an RF cable from 'RF out' on the DVD to the antenna socket on the TV, then the aerial cable into 'RF In' on the DVD. Problem is, the DVD player only has a spot called 'Digital Out - Coaxial', which I am assuming is the RF out port. The only other ports are S Video Out and three other ones under the heading of Component Video Out. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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  • LizzieU Mar 05, 2008

    Thanks heaps to both of you -- both solutions worked -- but using the component ports does work a little better. What a great service! I am hooked.

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If you have a Panasonic LCD then it should have 2 differnt types of High Definition inputs Componet inputs (green, red and blue) and HDMI. THe non-HD inputs are Svideo (looks like a keyboard input) RF(Yellow, red and white) and coax. When using a DVD player you will get the best picture out of componet and HDMI cables.

Digital COAx out is not something you will be using, its for a Reciever (home entertainmnet system) your TV doesnt have this input.

What i woudl suggest is using the Componet ports then you will need to use the red and whit cable to carry the sound to your tv, unless your TV accepts fibre optical input. you can also just use the Yellow cable instead of the compontet for the picture however there will be a quality loss in picture.

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  • Ronald Hostetler Mar 06, 2008

    Thank you LizzieU good luck

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Take the basic Red, White, Yellow component cable -- plug it into the backside of the DVD player and plug the other side into the back of the t.v. Make sure to plug the right colors into the right sockets. If there are no available AV inputs on the back of the t.v, plug the other end into your cable box (if you have one).

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