scott asked in Consumer ElectronicsTVs · 9 months ago

how do I hook up a dvd player to my Samsung flat screen tv that has only one hdmi port and it is being used for the cable box?

3 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    Get an HDMI switcher. 

  • User
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    That depends on

    A - the output connectors available on your DVD player

    B - the input connectors available on your TV

    and also

    C - the output connectors available on your cable box (because you MIGHT be able to switch the cable box to another TV input if it has the right outputs)


    you will have a coax output

    and a RCA jack output (red, yellow, white).

    RCA does a pretty good job with DVDs, and I would expect that coax would also.

    For high def HDTV you'll want the HDMI, so you'll probably want to keep your cable box hooked to your HDMI port.

  • 9 months ago

    Purchase an HDMI switch box to add more than one device to the TV port.

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