The connection of a DVD player directly to your TV gives you the luxury of watching compiled TV programs/ movies. It also allows you to watch as long as you want, unlike short programs or movies that are displayed on the TV in fixed time.
It is important to know the different ways to connect your DVD player to a smart TV.
Find out which Video Connection is suitable for your DVD Player
Before you proceed to hook up your TV with your DVD player, first check the DVD to know the connection it has and its connectivity to your TV. Most DVDs come with an HDMI port. The DVD should come with appropriate cables and cords. Finding the right connection will help you set up your DVD properly.
How To Connect your DVD To Your TV With HDMI Cable
Most modern DVDs come with an HDMI port. For this kind of DVD, get an HDMI cable with two connection ends.
- Plugin one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of the DVD player. Try as much as possible to ensure that the cables are fitted securely. In most cases, the cables come with a marked end marked ‘input’ and ‘output’ indicating the TV fitting or the DVD
- Plugin the other end of the HDMI to the TV.
- Monitor both ends and make sure they have a secure fit. HDMI cables carry both audio and video signal for any of the two ends.
- Turn on the DVD player and TV respectively. Properly check the signals. The signal of the DVD player should appear on the TV screen.
- If it comes on, use your remote control to select the command and operations from the display options.
How To Connect Your DVD To Your TV With Component Video Output
This method can be quite confusing because most component cables come in three to four different colours. It can either be Green, Blue, and Red Or Green, Blue, Red, and White. These colours have their matching component colors on the TV or DVD port.
The ends of the Component Cables have both audio and video fits. To connect your DVD to your TV;
- Attach the first ends of the component cable (Green, Blue, Red) securely to the DVD player.
- Fix the audio cables which are White and RED to their respective ports (by color) at the back of the DVD player.
- Fix the other side of the video cable and audio cables securely to your TV.
- Ensure that the connections are fixed correspondingly according to colour.
- Switch on the DVD player and choose the next action on the TV. When you’ve gotten to this point, you can run a test run on both the audio and the video output.
How To Connect Your DVD Player To TV Using Audio/ Visual Cables
These cables are usually three Red, White, and Yellow cords with both ends for audio and video projection.
To connect your DVD player to your TV using audio /visual cables;
- Fix in a particular end of the audio/visual cable to the port on the DVD player according to its matching colour. The “Output” end should be connected to the DVD player. The Yellow port which represents the ‘Video ‘ can be separated from the Red and White port (Audio)
- Fix in the other end of the cable to the TV. These are the ” Input” ports.
- Turn on the DVD player and TV set and select the appropriate option.
What To Do If There are Issues with Connection
Sometimes the connections might not seem to work even after following the necessary procedures. Some corrective measures can be taken to ensure the proper functioning of the devices.
- Use another cable. Occasionally, old cords and cables can become worn out and the plugins can start coming detached. This might result in an unstable connection. Check out another cable to rectify the issue.
- Make sure the cables are matched in appropriate ports. For example, the red plugin fits into the red port of the TV or DVD player.
- Ensure that the input and output ends are secured. If you are only getting an audio signal, then check the video connections.
Most DVDs come with an installation guide. This gives the user a convenient handle in the operation of the DVD player. It is advisable to run a test run on the new cords and cables on purchasing them if it is permitted by the company. Or simply get it from a company like Amazon with a good return policy in case they don’t work.