How to Set Up a Philips DVD Player
By Mindi Orth
Regardless of the model of your Philips DVD player, proper device setup is the difference between enjoying a movie and staring at a blank screen. Before you can play DVDs, you must create a proper cable connection with an audio and video input source, such as your television. Failure to connect your DVD player to the input source properly may result in a variety of problems, including fuzzy display and a lack of audio.
Connect your Philips DVD player to a power source, such as an electrical wall outlet or a surge suppression strip.
Connect your DVD player to your TV using the appropriate cable. Secure one end of the cable to your DVD player’s Video Output port and secure the other end into the coordinating Video Input port on your TV. The cables necessary vary depending on the model of your DVD player and on the input ports available on your TV. Cable options include HDMI, S-Video, component video and RCA cable connections. If using component or RCA cables, match the color of the individual cable’s prongs with the colors on the ports on the back of the DVD player and the TV.
Press the power button to turn on your DVD player and press the power button to turn on your TV.
Use your TV’s remote control to change the AV input source to the DVD player. For example, if you connected the DVD player to the TV’s HDMI 1 port, select HDMI 1 as the input source. The process for selecting the input source may vary depending on your TV’s manufacturer and model. If uncertain, refer to your owner’s manual for specific information on changing the AV input source.
- If your older TV lacks the input ports necessary to connect your Philips DVD player, you can purchase and an RF modulator. The modulator connects to the coaxial cable jack on your TV and to the composite video ports on your DVD player, operating as a pass-through device.
Mindi Orth began writing in 1996 as a technical writer for a consulting firm. She has experience in business documentation and has authored training and instructional materials. Orth holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Baldwin-Wallace College.