I need help connecting my dvd player to my tv. I have direct tv and programed the remote, I put all the input wires were they belong on the direct tv box but still the dvd wont play. don't know what else to do. help!
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There are generally 2 ways to connect a dvd player to a tv.1 If you have 3 rca connectors on the back of your tv (they are color coded yellow for video and white and red for audio left and right channels respectively) and the same connectors on the back or side of the dvd player.Use rca cables to connect the dvd player to the tv,connecting yellow to yellow white to white and red to red.Using the remote put your tv on video.Put the channel selector on the dvd/vcr player on video or L1 or E1 (depending on what brand dvd/vcr you have).2 connect a rf (coaxial cable from the rf output of the dvd/vcr and connect this directly to the rf (antenna) input to your tv.Put the tv on channel 3.Play the dvd/vcr to see if you have the video.If not put the tv on channel 4.Some dvd/vcr's put their signals out on channel 3 and others on channel 4.Good luck.
Connect as following
1. Set top box - RF cable from STB to antenna socket on TV.
2. DVD player output to Video1 on TV
3. VCR output to Video2 on TV.
May be you can route VCR through the DVD player or viceversa. That you can see and try on ground.
Most DVD players today have only RCA jacks for video and audio outputs, and don't have RF (channel 3 or 4) outputs. If your TV doesn't have AV input jacks (either too old or just not supplied on your model) you can't connect the DVD player directly. You'll need to get an RF converter to make the connection.
An RF converter costs about $15 and you'll find them where you can buy TVs. The converter takes the video and audio signals from the DVD player and creates a channel 3 or 4 output signal to your TV. If you don't have the cables already, make sure to get them too. You need a "dubbing cable" (RCA plugs on the ends, usually color-coded red, white and yellow) to connect the DVD player to the converter input jacks and an RF cable with "F connectors" on the ends for the output to the TV. Often the dubbing cable comes with a new DVD player, and the RF cable with the RF converter.
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good day, if youre saying that you program the DVD to work on channel 2 or 4 does it mean you convert the signal of your dvd player from A/V output to RF out?
because the simpliest way to connect your DVD player to TV screen is by using RCA cable ( 3 wired cable being color marked as yellow/red/white) yellow = video red and white = audio
the connection would be: from dvd back part you'll see colored socket yello/red and white. connect the RCA to those socket following the same color .
and from the TV screen there should be A/V input socket. can be locate at the BACK/Side or FRONT of the screen marked as "INPUT" ( AV1, AV2,AV3 if multiple inputs). Then select which input you want to place your DVD player ex.AV1 (from AV1 there will be 3 scoket in a row, yellow/red/white)
Connect the other end of your RCA cable following the same color code to TV "AV1 INPUT" yellow = yello/red =red/white=white. then from the remote commander of your TV screen locate a button marked as "TV/AV" or "A/V" press this button until the screen display switch to AV1.
Use your TVs remote and select AV usisng the TV/AV button.
Most DVD players use the AV Cables to connect to TVs.Yellow Video Out to Video IN of TV, REd and White Audio Left and Right to Audio L and Audio R IN of TV.
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.