JVC DVD Player Hook Up Instructions

By Steve Lander

HDMI is the best way to connect your JVC DVD player.
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JVC DVD players typically offer a number of different connection options. The high-definition multimedia interface, if your player offers it, gives you a single-cable connection for the best quality digital video and audio signals, and lets you take advantage of the player's upscaling capabilities. JVC also equips its DVD players with different types of analog standard- and high-definition video connections that carry lower-resolution images. The players also feature both analog and digital audio connections, with the latter connection carrying discrete multi-channel sound. JVC players can be connected to an audio/video receiver or to a TV.

Connecting via HDMI

Step 1

Press the "Power" button on both your JVC DVD player and the device you will be connecting it to. Once both components are off, unplug them from the wall.

Step 2

Insert an HDMI cable into the JVC DVD player's HDMI output, being careful to correctly orient the plug so that its wider end lines up with the wide end of the jack.

Step 3

Plug the other end of the cable into an open HDMI input on your other component.

Step 4

Plug both devices back into their wall sockets.

Connecting Through Other Standards

Step 1

Press your DVD player's "Power" button to turn it off. Do the same with your TV or receiver.

Step 2

Unplug both components from their wall power sockets. If they are plugged into a power strip, turn that power strip off.

Step 3

Look at the back panel of your receiver or DVD to identify which video connections you have available to you. The best option for video connections is "Component Video," which is a connection with three phono jacks. These jacks are usually color coded red, green and blue. The next best connector is "S-Video," which is a round jack with four little holes inside of a ring. The final video option is "Composite Video," which is a single phono jack, usually color-coded yellow.

Step 4

Identify which audio connections you have available to you. The best way to connect your DVD player's audio is over a digital connection. Coaxial digital connections use a phono jack and are usually color-coded orange. Optical digital connections use a small plastic jack that has a spring-loaded cover over an opening shaped a bit like a sideways capital "D." If the device that you will be connecting your JVC DVD player to lacks digital audio, it will have a two-channel analog connection that consists of two phono jacks, color-coded red and white.

Step 5

Connect the video and audio cables to your JVC DVD player, being careful to connect the right color-coded cable to the right color-coded terminal. If you are using phono plugs, push them on until they stop. Optical digital cables will only go in if they are correctly oriented, so be gentle and push them until you feel a slight click. Because S-Video connections have small pins that can be bent easily, be gentle when you insert them to make sure that they are lined up the right way.

Step 6

Plug the other ends of the cables into the corresponding inputs on your TV or receiver.

Step 7

Plug both devices back into the wall or flip their power strip's power switch to the "On" position.