How to Connect a Samsung HDTV to DVD With AV Cords

by C. Taylor

    Samsung HDTVs offer multiple connectors for attaching peripheral devices, such as DVD players. For optimal quality, you should use an HDMI connection, but the Samsung HDTV additionally supports 1080p video quality through three-video-channel component AV cables. Older DVD players might only support composite AV cables, which combine the three video channels into a single line, but using these cables results in low-quality video resolution.

    Component AV Cables

    Step 1

    Plug the component AV cable's three videos lines into the color-coordinated jacks on the back of the DVD player. These should reside in a "Component Out" or "Audio/Video Out" group. These colors are green, blue and red, but they may be labeled Y, Pb and Pr, respectively.

    Step 2

    Plug the red and white audio component cables into the red and white "Audio" jacks on the back of the DVD player. Make certain to use the connectors that are located in the same group as the video cables.

    Step 3

    Plug the three video lines, located on the opposite end of the component AV cable, into the color-coordinated jacks on the back of the Samsung HDTV. These are located in the "Component In 1" or "Component In 2" group. Feel free to use either group.

    Step 4

    Plug the red and white audio cables into the Samsung HDTV's red and white "Audio In" jacks. Be sure to use the jacks located in the same group as the video cables.

    Composite AV Cables

    Step 1

    Plug the yellow video line into the yellow "Video Out" jack on the back of the DVD player.

    Step 2

    Plug the red and white audio cables into the jacks of the corresponding colors that are grouped with the video connectors.

    Step 3

    Insert the other end of the video line into the yellow "Video In" jack on the back of your Samsung HDTV. If your TV has a shared component/composite connection, this jack will be yellow and green; This "Video" or "Y" jack resides in a section labeled with both "AV In" and "Component In."

    Step 4

    Plug the audio cables into the red and white "Audio In" jacks, located in the same section as the video line.

    About the Author

    C. Taylor has been a professional writer since 2009. He has written for online publications and the "Journal of Asian Martial Arts." Taylor specializes in martial arts, traveling, sciences and computer repair. He received a Master of Science in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences from the College of Charleston.

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