JVC DVD Player Hook Up Instructions

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JVC produces a number of high-end DVD players for the consumer market. The explosion of DVDs in recent years has made players extremely cheap, and JVC offers its models at comparatively low prices. Hooking up a DVD player is very simple, but it can be confusing if you don't know which wires go where. Once you understand how the JVC DVD player interacts with the TV, the rest is simply a matter of plugging in to the right outlets.

JVC Cable Outlets

  • Before hooking up your JVC DVD player take a close look at the outlets in the back. They need to match the corresponding outlets in either the TV or the home theater system (depending on what you're hooking your DVD player up to). JVC players label theirs "Output," and there may be more than one. The best quality cable connection is an HDMI outlet, which is thin and rectangular. Below that in terms of quality are component video connections, which are three small, round holes color coded red, blue and green. S-video outlets--large round holes labeled as such--are also good quality connections. The basic video connection is an RCA outlet: three holes which look just like the component video connections, only color-coded red, white and yellow. Some JVC DVD players may also have a coaxial cable for audio output, which is larger than the RCA outlets and round. Cables for all of these outlets can be purchased at the same place you bought the JVC DVD player.

TV/Home Theater Outlets

  • Once you know which outlets your DVD player supports, check the back of the TV or home theater system. They should have a set of corresponding outlets labeled "Input." Generally speaking, you should go with the highest quality cables that match both the DVD player and the TV or theater system: HDMI if possible, then component video or S-video, then RCA. At the very least, the TV will have an set of RCA cable outlets and new models may have more. When examining the input outlet, make sure you note the specific label above it. Many newer TV models have multiple input outlets and to watch DVDs, you'll need to set the TV to receive signals from the outlets you hook up.

Hooking Them Up

  • Once you have determined the best set of outlets, simply connect the Output links on the JVC DVD player to the Input links on the TV or home theater system using the appropriate cables. Turn on both of them and make sure the TV is receiving signals from the right set of Input labels. You should then be able to watch DVDs as normal.

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