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High Definition Television (HDTV) : Connecting Analog Cables to an HDTV


Hi, I’m Brad Bear on behalf of Expert Village.
In this clip, I’m going to show you how to connect up your analog cables into your High
Definition Television set, and also into an HD DVD player. Alright, and this is the back
of our High Definition Television. And right here’s where I want to focus because I’m going
to put the coax line in. So if I’m just running a line from a set top bunny ear kind of tuner
or from my cable box, what I’m going to do is look for this kind of screw thread nozzle
here. I’m going to simply plug it in. Screw it in. And I’m ready to watch t.v.. Now we
want to run composite lines, that’s the RCA lines, the yellow, red and white out of our
player. So we’re looking at the back of the player and we’re looking for video output.
There’s our yellow line. This whole bank right here is the composite line outs. So you’ll
see video output, analog audio output, and that’s right here. So I’m going to run the
yellow into the yellow, that’s the video line. Run white to the white, the red to the red.
That’s left channel and right channel. So video left channel and right channel. And
now we’re going to go to the t.v. and plug it in there. So all I need to do is find my
video input. I’m running it out of my DVD player. And then my audio input, the white,
goes into the white. The red goes into the red. And again, that yellow went into the
yellow. And I’m ready to watch t.v.. Now lets connect up our component cables. This is the
cable that separates the red, green and blue channels out of the player. So we’re looking
at the back of the player. So I’m going to simply connect the blue into the blue, the
green into the green, and the red into the red. And that’s going to separate my color
channels. You don’t necessarily have to use color coded cables, it’s easier, but any RCA
cable will work. Again, this is just video, and right here it says component video output.
This is video only, so you also need audio. So we’re going to use our red and white audio
cables, the RCA cables. We’re going to plug the white into the left channel. Again, any
RCA cable will work. We’re going to plug the red into the red channel, and now we’re going
to go up to the t.v. and plug them in there. Alright, now we’re going to connect up our
component line. The component line coming out of the DVD player, again separates the
red, green and blue. And I’m going to look for component input. And there’s the red,
the blue and the green. I’m just going to simply match my green cable that came out
of my green port on the back of my DVD player. I’m going to put the blue into the blue that
also goes into the back of my DVD player. The red into the red. Now you don’t want to
confuse this red video input with the red audio input. And again, this is just video.
So now we need to run the audio. So we’re going to take our RCA cables, the red and
the white cables. We’re going to go over here to the audio, underneath it says audio. We’re
going to plug in the red, and then we’re going to plug in the white. Now we got to get power
to this, so we’re going to look for AC IN. We’re going to take the power cable that came
in the box with our player, plug it in. Plug it in to an outlet, and we’re ready to go.
And of course, on the back of every monitor and sometimes on the side, you’ll notice this
little guy down here. This is simply your power. You want to make sure that you plug
your power cable in. Then you can turn your monitor on and all is good.

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