How to Connect a DVD Player With AT&T U-verse

by Andrew Tennyson

Connecting your DVD player to your AT&T U-verse receiver enables you to watch both movies and television channels on your TV without having to manually switch cables around. However, you cannot directly connect your AT&T U-verse device to your DVD player. Instead, you must run both units through a home theater receiver.

1

Connect one end of the first set of YPbPr component video cables to the "Pb," "Pr" and "Y" jacks on the back of the AT&T U-Verse receiver, matching the color on the cable to the color on the jacks.

2

Connect the other end of the first set of YPbPr cables to one set of "Y," "Pb" and "Pr" inputs in the Component Video Input section on the home theater receiver.

3

Connect the first set of left/right RCA audio cables from the "Audio Out" jacks on the back of the U-verse receiver to the "Audio In" ports on the back of the home theater receiver, matching red to red and white to white.

4

Connect one end of the second set of YPbPr component video cables to the second set of "Pb," "Pr" and "Y" input jacks on the back of the home theater receiver, matching color to color.

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Connect the other end of the second set of YPbPr cables to the component video output jacks on the back of the DVD player.

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Connect the second set of left/right RCA cables from the "Audio Out" jacks on the DVD player to the DVD audio input jacks on the home theater receiver, matching red to red and white to white.

7

Connect the home theater receiver to your TV. The cables for this vary depending on the inputs available on your TV. Most high-definition TVs use HDMI cables to simultaneously transmit both audio and video signals.

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About the Author

Andrew Tennyson has been writing about culture, technology, health and a variety of other subjects since 2003. He has been published in The Gazette, DTR and ZCom. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Fine Arts in writing.