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hooking up a dvd player

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hi there, can anyone help me hook up my dvd player? i'm pretty sure i have all the right stuff, but i am positive i don't have the knowledge where it goes. Natalie
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It should be all colour-coded, assuming you're just sticking RCA cables from your DVD player to your TV. Yellow is video, Red and Blue (or whatever the other colours are) are audio. Goes in the Video Out ports on your DVD player out to the Video In ports on the TV. If you're using SVHS, it's only one cable, I think, but with the same rules. If you're doing anything more complex, I'm not the person to ask.

I assume you're not talking about a DVD drive for your computer? That's a horse of a different colour.
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sweet, thanks for the advice. much appreciated!
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wait, does it matter if i have cable hooked up to the tv too? as you can see i am not one with cords...
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Post by zach »

Do you have cable running direct into your TV or through a VCR or something?

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Which of these does your DVD player have, and which of these does your TV have?
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Cable is going to the TV. The DVD player has the S-video, and the red, white, and yellow holes. Holes, yes I am retarded.
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Does the TV have S-Video?

If not, and unless it's an old tv, it'll have the red/white/yellow inputs. Just colour code the cables from the red/white/yellow from the DVD to the TV.
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Just don't reverse the polarity!
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what's wrong with radio anyway?
dvd, modern stuff, humbug!
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Get off that intarweb thing, you blasphemer!
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I cannot help it that this elec-tronic salon picks up my etherwaves and translates them into bits and bites of an internet nature... the only equipment I use is a microphone, although it probably helps that I shout really loud!
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Post by Moni »

Liesbeth wrote:what's wrong with radio anyway?
dvd, modern stuff, humbug!
excuse me ma'am, but aren't you the person with the Posies-DVD!?

anyway, i love my dvd-playing computer, the sound via headphones is awesome... and i'm too cheap to have cable-/sat TV, thus i don't have TV at all, eve tho i'd like to. my lotr- and brazil-discs are already seriously worn out.
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grant wrote:Just don't reverse the polarity!
Or cross the streams!
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Liz wrote:excuse me ma'am, but aren't you the person with the Posies-DVD!?
yes, it gives off vibes that transfer into images in my head.
although admittedly, it works better when I put it into my dvd-playing notebook...

I just wanted to use the word humbug.
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