How to Hook Up a Samsung VHS/DVD Player to a TV

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How to Hook Up a Samsung VHS/DVD Player to a TV
VHS tapes can be played in a Samsung VHS/DVD player. (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

While DVDs have rendered the analogue VHS format obsolete, some movie fans still own movies on both formats. Unfortunately, it'll take a lot of space in your home theatre centre to keep both a VCR and a DVD player. This can be solved by buying a unit that can play both formats, such as a Samsung VHS/DVD player. Connecting these units to a television is simple, with several different options.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Audio/video cables (vary depending on type of connection being used)

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Instructions

    Composite Video

  1. 1

    Plug the power cable of the Samsung VHS/DVD player into an available power outlet near the television.

  2. 2

    Connect a set of RCA audio and video cables to the colour-coded outputs on the back of your Samsung VHS/DVD player. The colours of these cables are yellow (video), white (left audio) and red (right audio).

  3. 3

    Take the other end of the RCA audio and video cables and connect them to the colour-corresponding inputs on your television. When plugging in these cables, look for a label for the input, such as "Video 1" and "Audio 1." This will be important in Step 5.

  4. 4

    Turn on the television and the Samsung VHS/DVD player.

  5. 5

    Tune your television to the video input channel that you noted in Step 3. If you did not take note, you can also tune through your television's input channels until you find the one displaying the signal from the DVD/VCR player.

  6. 6

    Insert a VHS tape or DVD into the Samsung player and press the "Play" button to verify that the unit is functioning properly.

    Component Video

  1. 1

    Plug the power cable of the Samsung VHS/DVD player into an available power outlet near the television.

  2. 2

    Connect a set of component video cables to the colour-coded outputs on the back of your Samsung VHS/DVD player. These cables will look similar to composite audio and video cables, but they are instead colour-coded as red, blue and green.

  3. 3

    Plug the other end of the component video cables into the colour-corresponding inputs on your television. Take note of what input number you are plugging the cords into, as it will be useful later.

  4. 4

    Connect a set of RCA audio cables to "Audio Out" jacks on your VHS/DVD player, then connect the other ends to your television. These cables are colour-coded as red and white and must be plugged into the same input number as the component video cables.

  5. 5

    Turn on the television and the Samsung VHS/DVD player.

  6. 6

    Tune your television to the component video input channel where you connected the Samsung VHS/DVD player.

  7. 7

    Insert a VHS or DVD into the Samsung player and press the "Play" button to verify that the unit is functioning properly.

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