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How do I Connect Two DVD Players to One TV?

by Alexander Poirier

Standard DVD players connect to a television via the television's composite audio and video ports. If your television has two sets of composite AV ports, you can connect two DVD players to the television at the same time without any extra hardware. If your television does not have more than one set of composite AV ports, you will need a composite AV switch box to connect more than one DVD player.

TV With Multiple AV Ports

Step 1

Connect the first DVD player's composite AV cords to the first set of composite AV ports on the television. This set of composite AV ports is usually labeled "AV1" or "Video 1." The yellow video connector connects to the yellow port, the white audio connector connects to the white port and the red audio connector connects to the red port.

Step 2

Connect the second DVD player's composite AV cords to the second set of composite AV ports on the television. This set of ports is usually labeled "AV2" or "Video 2." Match the three AV connectors to their color-coded ports as you did with the first DVD player.

Turn on the television. To use the first DVD player, change the television's input to "AV1" or "Video 1," depending on the television. To use the second DVD player, change the television's input to "AV2" or "Video 2."

Composite AV Switch Box

Step 1

Connect the composite AV switch box's yellow, red and white composite AV connectors to the respective yellow, red and white composite AV ports on the television.

Step 2

Connect the first DVD player's yellow, red and white composite AV connectors to the first set of composite AV ports on the composite AV switch box. Connect the second DVD player's yellow, red and white composite AV connectors to the second set of composite AV ports on the switch box.

Turn on the television and change its input to "Video" or "AV," depending on the television. To use the first DVD player, slide the composite AV switch box's selector switch over to the first set of composite AV ports. To use the second DVD player, slide the selector switch over to the second set of composite AV ports.

Items you will need

  • Composite AV switch box

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