How to Connect a Karaoke DVD Player to the Receiver

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How to Connect a Karaoke DVD Player to the Receiver
Be a star with a karaoke DVD player hooked up to a receiver. (microphone image by dbvirago from

Karaoke DVD players provide visuals and lyrics to go with the music for a singalong party when the machine is hooked up to a receiver and TV. The receiver, when connected with surround sound speakers, will deliver multichannel audio for added sonic punch. Connecting a karaoke DVD player to a receiver requires a standard set of composite audio/video cables, which typically come with the karaoke machine, but are also available at electronics stores.

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Things you need

  • Composite cables

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  1. 1

    Turn off the karaoke DVD player and disconnect it from the power.

  2. 2

    Connect the yellow video plug on one end of the cables to the video output jack on the back of the karaoke DVD player. Insert the red and white plugs into the right and left audio outputs of the DVD player, respectively.

  3. 3

    Hook up the plugs on the other end of the cables to a free set of colour-matching AV input jacks on the receiver's back panel. Most AV receivers are equipped with more than five sets of AV jacks for connecting different types of components. Make a note of which jack set is used for the karaoke machine.

  4. 4

    Plug in and turn on the karaoke DVD player, the receiver, and the TV.

  5. 5

    Dial the receiver selector knob on the front panel to the set of jacks connecting to the karaoke player, for example, Video 2, then adjust the volume on the receiver as desired.

Tips and warnings

  • Connect the AV cables before plugging the karaoke machine or the receiver into the electricity.

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