Back then, DVD players were a crucial part of our entertainment. Almost every home and media center had these players. Even though they are old technologies, most brands are improving the technology by adding more features.
Other brands have even stopped manufacturing these players. This is because CDs are becoming a thing of the past; those still manufacturing them add a USB port and an SD card slot to enable users player media from other sources. What if you want to connect the DVD player to your projector with an HDMI cable and enjoy an old movie with a group of friends?
To connect your DVD player to a projector with an HDMI cable, connect one end of the cable to the HDMI port of the player and the other end to the port of the projector. If your projector does not have an HDMI port, use an adapter to aid in the link. An audio cable is not needed with HDMI connections unless you want to use an external speaker. You can use an AUX cable to connect your external speaker to the projector.
Computers are usually the devices we connect to projectors. However, connecting a DVD player to a projector is still possible. In this article, you will learn how to connect your DVD player to a projector with an HDMI cable.
Step-by-step Guide On How to Connect DVD Player to a Projector With HDMI
Modern DVD Players that have an HDMI port are usually Blu-Ray ones. Ideally, connection via HDMI is better than connection with RCA cables. You’ll need an HDMI converter if your projector does not have an HDMI port. Follow these steps to connect your DVD players to a projector using an HDMI cable:
How To Connect A DVD Player With An HDMI Cable
- Connect one end of the cable to the player’s HDMI port and the other end to the projector’s HDMI port. If the projector has a VGA port, you will need an HDMI to VGA converter; stick the HDMI cable into the player’s port while the other end goes into the adapter. Connect the VGA end of the adapter to the projector’s VGA port.
- In both cases, you will need to connect the projector to an external speaker if you don’t want to use the projector’s speaker. HDMI connection, for instance, transmits both video and audio signals.
- If you used an HDMI cable for the connection, set the projector’s input option to HDMI. If you used an HDMI to VGA adapter, set the projector’s input source to VGA.
How To Connect A DVD Player To Projector With An RCA Cable
- Take the yellow RCA cable and insert it into the “out” port of the DVD player. The other end of the cable should go into the projector’s RCA input port.
- You will need an RCA to AUX link to connect the sound. Insert the red and white RCA cables into the adapter and connect the end of the adapter to the projector’s AUX port (if you want to use the projector’s speaker) or an external speaker. You can get an AUX cable if the DVD player has an AUX port.
- Turn on the projector and DVD player. Wait for the projector to reach full brightness and select the right input. In this case, choose the S-video input option.
Can I connect My DVD Player to A Projector Wirelessly?
Wirelessly connecting a DVD player to a projector is possible, but you will need a wireless HD video transmitter and receiver. Most ports of the transmitters and receivers are HDMI, so you will need an HDMI cable for this. You can use a converter if your device does not have an HDMI port.
- Connect the transmitter to the DVD player using the HDMI cable; one end goes into the player while the other goes into the transmitter.
- Get another HDMI cable and connect one end to the projector’s port and the other to the receiver’s port.
- Ensure that the transmitter and the receiver have been connected to a power source.
- You must connect the IR remote emitter to the transmitter. The transmitter has an IR “out” jack, where you must connect the emitter.
- Then connect the IR remote receiver to the IR “in” jack of the receiver. This will enable you to control things with the remote.
- You can turn on all the devices; pairing should be done automatically.
Make sure you set your projector’s input source to HDMI.
Why Is My Projector not Displaying HDMI?
If you are linking a device to your projector and it is not working, there are several reasons why that is happening.
You may not have correctly set up the projector’s input source. Check the input of the projector and set it to HDMI. If you are using a converter, set the input source to the port type of the projector you are using.
Another reason could be that the HDMI cable linking the devices has not been fixed properly. Ensure both ends of the cable have been plugged into the ports correctly and tightly.
The HDMI cable may be broken. Try out other cables to troubleshoot this. If possible, use another HDMI port (most devices have more than one HDMI port).
If you find an old CD and want to play it, you can connect the DVD player to a projector in various ways. In older players, you will mostly find RCA ports; luckily, most projectors come with RCA ports, so the connection is direct. Note that if you are linking both devices with an RCA cable, you must also add the RCA audio cable.
It is a good thing that modern DVD players have HDMI ports. Compared to RCA connections, HDMIs are much more straightforward and easier. Moreover, you’ll get better and clearer images with HDMIs.