Blu-Ray players offer the sharpest picture quality and digital sound available from any consumer medium for watching movies and TV programs on a disc. To get the most out of a Blu-Ray player, the component must be connected to a digital receiver and a High Definition Television (HDTV). The best digital signal is available with an HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) cable, which can transmit both high-def video and up to eight channels of digital audio in a single cable. The connections take less than a minute.
Things You'll Need
- Blu-Ray player
- 2 HDMI cables
- Digital receiver with HDMi Inputs and Outputs
- TV with HDMI input
Insert the plug on one end of an HDMI cable into the Blu-Ray player's HDMI OUT jack with the wider end of the six-sided plug turned upward.
Connect the other end of the cable to an HDMI INPUT jack on the back of the receiver. Make a note of which jack is used for the Blu-Ray player. For example, most digital receivers label the inputs HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 and higher, depending on the number of jacks..
Plug a second HDMI cable into an HDMI OUT port on the back of the receiver.
Insert the plug on the other end into an HDMI port on the back of the TV. Again, make a note of which port is used to connect the TV to the receiver.
Plug the electrical cords on the three components into a surge protector and connect the surge protector to a wall outlet.
Tips & Warnings
- Press the "Input" button on the TV remote control repeatedly until the Blu-Ray signal appears on screen. For example, if the receiver is connected to the TV's HDMI 1 input, press the "Input" button on the remote repeatedly until HDMI 1 is reached.
- Wait until the HDMI cables are connected before plugging the components into a power source.
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