How to Set Up a Humax DVD Recorder & an RCA DVD Player

Updated February 21, 2017

Hooking up an RCA DVD player to a Humax DVD recorder makes it possible to dub copies of multimedia discs for playback on a TV. The simple colour-coded connections require two sets of composite audio-video cables with red, white and yellow plugs on each end. One set of cables connects the RCA player to the Humax recorder, while the second set transmits picture and sound from the Humax to the TV. Set-up takes only a few minutes.

Match the colour-coded plugs on one set of composite cables to the three AV OUT jacks on the RCA DVD player and the AV IN jacks on the back panel of the Humax DVD recorder.

Hook up the three plugs on one end of the second set of composite cables to the AV OUT jacks on the Humax DVD recorder, then plug the other ends into a set of AV IN jacks on the TV.

Plug in the power cords and turn on the three components.

Press the TV remote control "Input" button repeatedly until the DVD recorder signal appears.


Use the Humax for recording and playback of DVDs. The RCA DVD player should be used as the source component when dubbing discs to the Humax.


Unplug the RCA DVD player and Humax recorder from the power while connecting the composite cables. Prerecorded DVD movies may be encoded with copy protection and cannot be dubbed.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 sets of composite cables
  • TV
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James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.