If this is the wrong group, please suggest an appropriate one.
I got a portable DVD player as a gift and the instructions are
terrible. It comes with three cables. One is red, yellow, and white.
The second one is red, green, and blue. The third is for S-video and
The TV is not brand new or high tech, but it does contain jacks for
all three of those cables.
Which cable do I use to play back typical DVD movies? Thanks, Mary
On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 16:13:04 GMT, Windswept@home (Mary) wrote:
These cables allow you to connect the player to a TV. Where you
connect the S0-video cable should be obvious. The others connect to
jacks having the same color insulation.
Of the white/red/yellow cable set:
White is left channel audio.
Red is right channel audio.
Yellow is standard (NTSC) video.
S-video gives a slightly better picture (some times), but probably
isn't worth it.
The red/blue/green cable set is used for component video (YUV, YPbPr,
YCbCr). This gives a much better picture if your TV supports it.
Your DVD player may also have digital audio outputs (optical and/or
coaxial [with orange center]).
For your TV, you'd be connecting 5 cables: the red/green/blue cable
set for video, and the white/red for audio. Note that some TVs will
have 2 sets of audio jacks (one associated with each video input).
You'd need to check the TV manual or just try both (you won't hurt
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