How to Connect a DVD Player to a PC LCD Monitor
By Quinten Plummer
You can pair your DVD player with your LCD monitor and bring the home theater experience to any space in your home or office, with or without a computer. Coaxial-enabled DVD players may even tempt you to complement your LCD monitor with home theater accessories, as the coaxial input will allow you to broadcast your cable service to your monitor.
Players with HDMI or DVI Inputs
Power off both your DVD player and LCD monitor.
Plug one end of an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) or DVI (Digital Visual Interface) cable into the "HDMI" or "DVI" port on the back of your monitor. Plug the opposite end of the selected cable into the corresponding port under the DVD player's "Video Out" heading.
Power on both your DVD player and monitor. Press the monitor's "Input" button to select your connection type, "HDMI" or "DVI."
Players with Component Video Inputs
Power off both your DVD player and monitor.
Plug the VGA (Video Graphics Array) end of a VGA-to-component video cable into the VGA port on your monitor. Tighten the two screws on the VGA connector to secure it to the port.
Plug the component video end of the cable into the DVD player. Plug its red, blue and green connectors into the matching ports under the DVD player's "Video Out" heading.
Power on both your DVD player and monitor. Toggle the monitor's "Input" button to select "VGA."
- Toggle your monitor's video preset to "Video" or "Cinema" for the optimal viewing experience. Check your monitor's hard keys or "Settings" menu for video enhancement options.
- If you experience flickering while playing a DVD on your monitor with an HDMI or DVI connection, check your DVD player's specifications to ensure that it is HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant. The HDCP standard mitigates the connection between a set- top box, like cable and satellite receivers, and video displays.
Quinten Plummer began writing professionally in 2008. He has more than six years in the technology field including five years in retail electronics and a year in technical support. Plummer gained his experience in music by producing for various hip-hop acts and as lead guitarist for a band. He now works as a reporter for a daily newspaper.