Your question: What do you need to hook up a Blu ray player?

Do Blu-Ray players need HDMI cables?

Component video can work great if you have a 720p or 1080i HDTV, but Blu-ray players aren’t capable of outputting 1080p via this connection. So if you have a 1080p HDTV, making an HDMI connection is a must. [Shop for HDMI cables.] An HDMI connection is the only way to get a full 1080p picture from a Blu-ray player.

How do I connect my Blu-Ray player to my TV with a cable box?

Plug one end of an HDMI cable into the “HDMI OUT” port on the rear panel of the Blu-Ray Player. Insert the other end of the cable into one of the “HDMI IN” ports on the TV’s input panel.

What type of HDMI cable do I need for a Blu-Ray player?

The version numbers refer to the physical connections in your TV, receiver or sound bar. So your TV and 4K Blu-ray player need to both have HDMI 2.0 to watch HDR content, but the cable connecting them couldn’t care less.

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Can you hook up a Blu-ray player to an older TV?

If you want to get a Blu-ray player to use with your older HDTV, the time to buy is now before players with component outputs are all gone. All Blu-ray players have HDMI. You can use the component outputs with your current TV and the HDMI output with your future one, so the player will be usable indefinitely.

How do I connect my Blu-ray player to my TV without HDMI?

Plug one end of the red and white composite audio cables into the “Audio Out” ports on the Blu-ray player, matching the colors, and insert the other ends of the cables into the “Audio In” ports on the input panel of the TV.

How do you hook up a Blu-Ray player to a smart TV?

HDMI (In/Out)

  1. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI output on your Blu-ray Player, to the HDMI input on your TV.
  2. Make sure the both the Blu-ray Player and the TV are powered On.
  3. Set the Input on your TV to match the input you plugged the HDMI cable into.
  4. That’s all there is to it! You’re done.

What cable do I need to connect DVD player to TV?

Connect one side of an HDMI cable to the back of the DVD player. The other side of the HDMI cable connect it to an available input on your TV. Turn on the DVD player, and using the TV’s remote, select the corresponding input. At this point, you should see the DVD Player logo on your TV screen.

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Can I connect my DVD player to my cable box?

You can’t hook a DVD to a cable box. It doesn’t have inputs. If the cable box is connected to the antenna jack on the TV and that’s the only connection you will need an AV RF modulator.

Why is my Blu-ray not playing?

There are several reasons a disc may not play in the Blu-ray player. A dirty or scratched disc is the most obvious cause, but an incorrect region code or configuration of your home theater system can be the reason as well. Whether you’re having trouble with 4K or 3D, Blu-ray or DVD, there is a fix.

How long do Blu-Ray players last?

Blu-ray Players: Rest in Peace

Sure, families will replace the device after about six years, but they’ll do so with Netflix, HBO Go and Apple TV, not more discs and Blu-ray features. And even if they don’t, they can always just use their PS4s or Xbox Ones.

How do you fix a Blu-ray that won’t play?

Power reset the Blu-ray Disc player.

  1. Remove the disc from the Blu-ray Disc player.
  2. Turn off the Blu-ray Disc player.
  3. Unplug the power cord of the Blu-ray Disc player from the electrical outlet.
  4. Let the player remain without power for one minute.
  5. Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet.

What is the difference between 1.4 and 2.0 HDMI?

In a nutshell, HDMI 2.0 is designed to handle more bandwidth than HDMI 1.4. Both can deliver 4K video, but HDMI 2.0 can transfer up to 18Gbps whereas HDMI 1.4 can only transfer up to 10.2Gbps.

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Should I connect Blu-ray to TV or receiver?

Most Blu-ray Disc players send a high definition signal to your TV so we recommend that you connect the Blu-ray Disc player to your TV and allow your TV to up-convert the HD signal to 4K.