Although many users use a computer to watch videos, DVD players are still in use. Modern models differ from previously released compact size, functionality and a large set of connectors. Manufacturers of digital technology have thought of several ways to connect, allowing each user to choose the best option.
Types of Connectors
Before starting the connection procedure, you need to carefully inspect the player and TV for available ports.
The number and configuration of connectors depends on the novelty of the model and its functionality.
Older TV sets and DVD players are significantly different from the latest versions. Consider the most commonly used connectors.
This option is considered optimal for synchronization with plasma. An HDMI cable provides maximum audio and video transmission. In order for the picture to be colorful and the sound clear, you must use a high-quality connecting wire. Experts are advised to select a cable marked High speed with Ethernet.
Modern DVD player models are less and less equipped with such a connector. This option provides optimal picture and sound quality, second only to HDMI. You will need a SCART-RCA cable to pair the equipment.
The following type of connectors is actively used from year to year and, despite the appearance of improved options, remains relevant. RCA ports are used to connect equipment through the "tulips". This is a set of connectors in three colors: red and white - to transmit an audio signal; yellow - for video.
It is recommended that you select the connection method via the S-Video port only if other options are not possible. Only the image can be transmitted through this port, for the sound you will need a special adapter cable. In the event that the player does not have a designated connector, and the TV is equipped with a conventional antenna input, use the S-Video-RF adapter.
Modern manufacturers offer customers several available options for synchronizing equipment - the user can only choose the most suitable.
To connect a DVD player to the TV, you need to choose one of the available methods, prepare the desired cable and, following a clear diagram, do the work. Performing simple steps, correctly connect the video player to the TV is not difficult.
During pairing, the player and television must be disconnected from the mains.
After completing the work, the equipment should be turned on and the operation checked.
Connection through the port and the HDMI cable can only be done using modern technology. This is a simple and easy way to synchronize, providing high quality signal.
Pairing is pretty simple.
- First you need to find the right connector on the TV - as a rule, it is located on the rear panel. Near the port may be the designation HDMI In.
- Locate the connector on the player . Manufacturers designate it as HDMI Out.
- Connect the equipment with a cable. Check that the plug is firmly held in the connector. If the wire was not included, you need to purchase it.
- Turn on the TV, open the settings window. Set the video and audio reception through the HDMI input.
- Turn on the player and check the connection.
- Insert a disk or USB flash drive into the player , turn on the video and check the operation of the equipment.
A distinctive feature of this cable is its large size. As in the case described above, only one cord is needed for synchronization. The connection process is very simple. It is enough to take the cord and connect it to the appropriate ports on the DVD player and the TV signal receiver.
Depending on the TV model, it may have several SCART ports. In this case, you need to select the one next to which there is a designation "In".
The following option is most often used when working with outdated equipment. Many users have long been familiar with ports and cables of this type. To connect the equipment, it is enough to connect the “tulips” (a cord with three colored plugs at both ends) into the connectors of the corresponding color: red, white and yellow. Despite the easy and intuitive operation, this method has a significant drawback - reduced image quality compared to the above connection methods.
To connect the player to the TV through the S-Video output, you must purchase a special cable . The name of the port indicates that this channel is suitable only for image transmission. To transmit a sound signal, you will need to use another cable ("bells" or "tulips").
No additional settings are required to connect. All you need is to connect the cable to the equipment, turn it on and enjoy the movie.
Using the methods described above, you can connect both stationary and portable players.
Using component cable
On some DVD players you can find the standard color ports "tulips", but only in the amount of not three, but 5 pieces. This is an improved option, provides higher quality signal transmission. Despite the increased number of ports, the connection process is the same as using a standard RCA cable. The connection is exactly the color. After we check for successful signal transmission.
In the process of connecting the equipment, it is important to observe its correct location. Experts do not recommend putting the player on a TV. During operation, the temperature of the equipment rises, and with this arrangement, the technician will heat each other. This violation during operation may result in damage.
Many users make a mistake when they put the TV on top of the player. This is not recommended, even if the TV receiver is small. Not all players boast the strength of a case. It is best to use a special TV stand with a special shelf for a DVD player.
It is desirable that the player was placed near the TV. At a large distance, the connecting wires become very hot, which negatively affects the quality of signal reception and transmission.
High temperatures especially affect the HDMI cable. If the wires are in high tension, they can loosen tightly in the sockets.
Possible problems and solutions
The hardware synchronization process is simple, but in this case, you may encounter various problems.
- If the equipment refuses to work, you need to check the power. Perhaps the fault lies in the socket or wiring. Connect any other device to the network, and check its operability. If the problem is wiring, it is best to seek the help of professionals. Also, carefully inspect the wire for damage.
- If there is no sound or picture, check the integrity of the cable used for synchronization. If strong defects are found, it must be replaced. Do not save on the quality of the wire - the transmission of image and sound depends on this. Do not forget to set up the TV after connecting the player. In the corresponding menu, you need to select a new signal source.
- If the TV receives a signal from the player, but its quality is very poor, you may need to check the reliability of the connection. The plug must hold tightly in the connector. If the nest begins to play, the equipment must be returned for repair.
- The absence of a signal or its poor quality may be due to the fact that a foreign object has got into the connector for connection. Check ports before pairing and periodically clean them from dust and other contaminants.
- If this is your first time connecting a player or TV, you may be dealing with defective equipment . If possible, use other equipment to find the source of the problem. Until the warranty period has come to an end, the equipment can be returned to a service center for free repair or replacement.
The cable must be stored in a dry place inaccessible to children and animals. Gently fold it. For fixing, you can use screeds and other clamps. Make sure that there are no creases on the cord.
You can watch the video below on how to connect a DVD player to a TV.