how do i hook up my tv, dvd player, vcr and cable box

how do i hook up my tv, dvd player, vcr and cable box
Melissa asked this question 4 years ago
  • Comcast • 613 answers • 96% helpful

    If you have a flat screen HD TV, it should have HDMI connections on the back. Usually the newer DVD players, VCR's and the HD cable box all have HDMI connections. Each unit has it's own connection on the back of the TV. If there are 4 HDMI connections on the TV, use 4 HDMI cables. Start by taking the coaxial cable that comes out of the wall and screwing that into the cable box. From there, plug an HDMI cord into the cable box and into one of the HDMI ports on the TV. Then take another HDMI cable and plug it from your DVD player into the TV. Do the same for the other pieces of equipment so that each piece has its own connection to the TV. If one of the items does not have an HDMI port on it, you can use the red, white and yellow video/audio set of cords to connect to the TV. I hope this information has been helpful.
  • Comcast • 366 answers • 91% helpful

    Hi Melissa!

    There are a ton of different hook up options available to you to get all of these devices hooked up. It would be easiest to know which types of cords you have available to you. I will give you a general hook up scenario though.

    First get a coaxial cable(this is the screw on one) and hook it to the cable outlet on the wall. The other side of the cord will hook to the "RF in or CAble In" spot on the back of your cable box. Then get a second coaxial cable and hook it on the cable box at the "RF out or To TV" spot and connect it to the "in" spot on your VCR. Then get a third coaxial cable and hook it from the VCR to your tv. Lastly, get a composite cable(this is the red,white, and yellow cable) and hook it from your DVD player into your tv. :)

    Let me know if you have any other questions or feel free to call us at 800-266-2278 for further assistance. Have a great weekend and please mark my answer as helpful if you found it as such.
  • Comcast • 2838 answers • 82% helpful

    if you have a reciever connect all your equipment to the reciever then connect the reciever to the tv , the reciever has all the inputs and one output...
  • Comcast • 39 answers

    It would help us best if you can give us the model number of each piece of equipment you have. If you can give me the model numbers I can actually give you a step by step instruction of how to connect all of your equipment the most efficiently.