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DVD Player Rear Panel Output Connections


DVD Player Rear Panel Connections

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Illustrated above are the types of Audio and Video output connections that can be found on DVD players. Your DVD player may not have all these connections, nor may they be arranged in the pattern as in this illustration.

In this example, starting from left to right, is a DVI connection, which can be found on some Upscaling DVD players. Another type on connection that is substituted for DVI is an HDMI connection.

Moving right, the next set of outputs are the analog audio outputs. On this DVD player, there are both analog stereo outputs and analog 5.1 channel outputs. Most DVD players do not include all these analog outputs. However, DVD players with SACD and/or DVD-Audio playback or built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoders feature both the stereo and 5.1 channel analog audio output options.

Next, there are three types of video output connections offered: The yellow connection is the Composite, or standard analog video output. Just below the composite video output is the S-Video output. Just to the right of the Composite and S-Video outputs is the Component Video output. This output consists of Red, Green, and Blue connectors. These connectors plug into the same type of connectors on a TV, Video Projector, or AV receiver.

Lastly, on the bottom right are the two digital audio output options: Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical. While most DVD players feature both options, some may only feature one of them. If this is the case, you need to check that digital output connection that is on your DVD player is also available on your AV receiver.

It must be noted that the one type of connection that a DVD Player does not have is an RF antenna/cable output connection. This means that if you want to use a DVD Player with an older Television that cannot accommodate any of the audio or video connections shown above, you must purchase an additional device, called an RF Modulator, that can convert the Standard Audio and Video output from the DVD player to an RF Signal that can be passed to the antenna/cable connection on an older television.

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