How to Connect a Diagram for an HDTV Set Top Box & a DVD

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How to Connect a Diagram for an HDTV Set Top Box & a DVD
A diagram can be used to connect an HDTV box to a DVD player. (home theatre with big flat television panel image by Pavel Losevsky from Fotolia.com)

Diagrams help users connect various types of audio and video components together so they work correctly. Use a diagram to help you connect an HDTV set top box and a DVD to a TV. Audio for the HDTV box and DVD can be connected directly to a TV, or it can be routed through a stereo receiver. Use a diagram provided with the HDTV box or television to connect an HDTV box and DVD.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Coaxial cable
  • DVI cable
  • S-Video cable
  • Stereo receiver
  • RCA audio cables

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the wall outlet for the cable line. Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the antenna or cable input on the HDTV set top box.

  2. 2

    Connect one end of a DVI cable to the DVI output on the HDTV set top box. Connect the other end of the DVI cable to the DVI input on the television.

  3. 3

    Connect one end of an RCA audio cable to the audio-out jacks on the HDTV set top box. Connect the other end of the RCA audio cable to one of the audio-in jacks on the stereo receiver.

  4. 4

    Connect one end of an S-Video cable to the S-Video output on the DVD player. Connect the other end of the S-Video cable to the S-Video input on the television.

  5. 5

    Connect one end of an RCA audio cable to the audio-out jacks on the DVD player. Connect the other end of the RCA audio cable to a second audio-in jack on the stereo receiver.

  6. 6

    Turn on the television, HDTV set top box, DVD player and stereo receiver. Press the "Input" button on the TV remote to find the picture for the set top box and the DVD player. Change the audio input on the stereo receiver to verify that the audio is working properly.

Tips and warnings

  • If you do not have a DVI cable, you can use component video cables to connect the video form the set top box to the television.

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