How to Connect a Blue Ray to a TV

Updated July 20, 2017

Connecting a Blu-ray player, instead of a standard DVD player, to a high-definition television gives better sound and picture quality. The quality is dependent on having the right connecting cable. An HDMI cable transfers high-definition sound and audio from the Blu-ray player to your television set. However, you will need to have a high-definition television that can handle the pictures and sounds being sent through the HDMI cable from the Blu-ray player. If you have all the equipment, the set-up process is relatively straightforward.

Find an HDMI (DVI) socket on the back of your television set. Your television might have only one or several HDMI sockets. Choose HDMI 1 to connect a Blu-ray player to a television set. Get the HDMI cable and plug one end of it into your HDMI (DVI) socket on your television set.

Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI (DVI) socket at the back of your Blu-ray player.

Get the remote control that goes with your television set. Press the "Input" switch on your remote control. Scroll through the "Input" menus that appear on your television set and find HDMI 1. Push the "OK" button on your remote control. You will see the make and model of your Blu-ray player displayed on your television screen.

Put a Blu-ray disc into your Blu-ray player. Press "Play" at the appropriate time to start the film.

Things You'll Need

  • HDMI cable
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Nigel Ward has been writing for internet sites since June 2009. His articles have appeared in "Fitness Uncovered," "Earnest Parenting," and "Age Concern." A qualified TESOL and primary school teacher, he has a Post Graduate Certificate in education from St Martin's College, Carlisle and a BA (Hons) Degree in applied theology from Manchester University.