How to Hook Up a Blue Ray Player to a Receiver & TV With HDMI

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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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