|Connect DVD Player
and Cable TV box to TV.
and hookup definitions
What connections will I find on a DVD Player and a Stereo TV?
An analog interface that uses a RCA style plug connection for 1 video
(Yellow) connectors and jacks. It is also called Baseband. Composite
only supports displaying video in 480i. High-Definition is not
supported. A Composite connection will provide better video quality
than an RF connection. The yellow composite video connection is used
for VCR and standard TV hookups as well as other video connections such
as a camcorder to a TV. Typically you will use 2 Audio (Red and White)
connectors and jacks to provide the analog sound as the yellow
connection is only video.
An analog interface that uses a 4-pin connection for video only. It is
also called Y/C. An audio connection can be completed by using the
Composite (Red and White) audio connections. S-Video only supports
displaying video in 480i. An S-Video connection will provide better
video quality than an RF connection.
An analog interface that uses a 3 wire connection for 3 components of
the video (Red, Green, Blue). It is also called YPbPr. Component
supports displaying video in 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i.
High-Definition is supported. An audio connection can be completed by
using the Composite audio connections or SPDIF connections.
Definition Multimedia Interface):
A digital interface that uses a multi-pin connection for video and
audio. HDMI supports video in 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i / 1080p.
High-Definition is supported. The HDTV must support HDCP, otherwise the
screen will be blank, without audio. Video between DVI-D and HDMI ports
is compatible with a physical adapter, but audio would need to be
connected separately. Generally HDMI is replacing DVI as a video
A digital audio connection using either a coaxial connection with RCA
connectors or an optical connection using multi-mode fiber. SPDIF
supports stereo and surround sound audio.
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DVD Player to TV
This hookup diagram shows a simple video and audio connection from a
DVD Player to a stereo TV. If your TV does not have RCA audio/video
inputs, you have to
use a RF
Modulator to connect DVD player
o DVD signal source IN.
o TV set with A/V inputs.
o One set of Audio RCA cables (1-red & 1-white audio).
o One composite video (yellow) cable.
You need to select on the TV set the proper input for the DVD player
connection. Every TV will label their inputs differently but typically
there will be a button on the TV remote control or a button on the TV
itself which will, with each push, select another input. The TV screen
should show each input as it is selected by a name such as VIDEO 1,
VIDEO 2 etc. or LINE 1, LINE 2, or DVD, S-VHS. Keep pushing the button
(usually labeled VIDEO or INPUT SELECT) until you see the screen from
the DVD Player. (Power on the DVD Player first)
Cable Box hookup to
Your Cable TV converter box can connect to your TV using a second set
of audio/video input jacks. Select the input on the TV for the cable
box when you want to watch TV programming.
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