How to connect a DVD player to a projector

DVD players seem to become less popular nowaday as most people are using streaming services like Netflix or Youtube. However, some of us still have a huge DVD collection that we would like to watch from time to time.

Think about a movie night at the weekend  with your friends or family. Wouldn't it be great to watch a movie together on a big screen? That's where projectors come in handy as you can connect your DVD player to a projector and enjoy the movie night.

In this article, we will show you how to connect a DVD player to a projector step by step.

What is the best way to connect a DVD player to a projector?

There are a few ways to connect a DVD player to a projector, but the best way depends on the type of projector you have. If you have an LCD projector, the best way to connect a DVD player is to use an HDMI cable. This will provide the best picture quality. If you have a DLP projector, you can use either an HDMI cable or a VGA cable. Either option will work, but HDMI will provide better picture quality. If you're not sure what type of projector you have, check the manual or look for a label on the projector itself that says what type it is. Once you know what type of projector you have, follow the instructions below to connect a DVD player using the appropriate cable.

How to connect a DVD player to a projector

Connect an old DVD player with only have an RCA port available to a projector

An RCA cable has three color-coded connections (red, yellow, white) extending from one end that connect to three corresponding colored jacks on the rear of a TV, projector, or other output device. It transmits audio and video signals from the component device to the output device.

Many households still have this type of DVD player because of how popular they were in the past decades. So let's get started connecting your old DVD player to the projector.

Procedure

  1. Take a yellow RCA cable and an RCA video out yellow connector. The end of the yellow RCA cable should be inserted into the DVD player's video out RCA yellow port.

  2. The other end of the yellow RCA cable will go into the projector or a video RCA input socket on the device.

  3. For the audio output, you'll need an RCA to AUX cable for it to transmit sound through. Connect one end of the cable (Red & White) into the DVD player. An AUX connection is made by connecting an auxiliary input cable from the DVD player's audio out ports (red and white) to the projector or other output device's AUX input port.

  4. Last, connect the power cord from your projector to your DVD player. If required, choose the RCA yellow input port on the projector. And try using the input search function on your projector, if your projector won't recognize the video input source with the input search feature.

Connect a DVD player to a projector using HDMI port

HDMI is a digital interface used to connect AV (Audio/Visual) devices. It is the preferred connection for HDTVs, projectors and other digital devices. HDMI cables transfer both audio and video signals, so you only need one cable to connect your DVD player to a projector with an HDMI port.

Here we learn how to connect if your projector and DVD player has an HDMI input port available.

Procedure

  1. Take an HDMI cable. Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI output port on the blu-ray player and another end of the HDMI cable will go into the projector in the HDMI input port.

  2. The audio output is determined by your Blu-ray DVD player's mode, but it may be either HDMI, Coaxial, Digital optical, Channel analog audio, or Two analog audio ports. You can pick one and link it to your speakers and soundbar. For example: Take a Coaxial or Digital optical cable and connect one end to the Bluray DVD player, and the other to the sound system.

  3. Turn on your television and computer. You may now need to pick the HDMI port where you inserted the HDMI cable into your projector.

Connect a DVD player to a VGA projector using HDMI port

In order to connect your DVD player to a VGA projector, you will need the HDMI to VGA adapter cable.

Procedure

  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the Blu-ray DVD player, then use an HDMI to VGA adapter to connect it. After that, you'll need to connect the Adapter's VGA cable.

  2. You must connect the other end of the VGA cable to the projector's VGA port. If necessary, you will have to choose a VGA in connection.

  3. Both of your devices should be turned on. If necessary, the adapter may also be powered up.

Connect the DVD player to the projector wirelessly.

If you prefer wireless connection and have a compatible DVD player, you can connect it to the projector wirelessly. You'll just need to purchase a Wi-Fi adapter or dongle that's compatible with your particular model of DVD player. Once you have the adapter, follow the manufacturer's instructions for connecting it to your projector.

In the below tutorial, we will use the Nyrius WS55 Wireless HD Video Transmitter & Receiver

Procedure

  1. Take one HDMI cable and connect it to your receiver and the projector. Also, remember to connect your receiver to the power source.

  2. Connect the transmitter to the DVD player using an HDMI cable. Connect the transmitter to the power source with a power adapter if required.

  3. Now we connect the IR remote emitter to the transmitter's IR out jack, and the IR remote receiver is connected to the receiver's IR in jack. (If you wish to utilize your remote controls.)

  4. Nyris interface should be displayed on the screen after you've powered on all of your devices and selected the correct HDMI input port on your projector. If this isn't the case, you'll need to link them.

FAQs

Can I connect my DVD player to a mini portable projector ?

Yes, you can connect your DVD player to a mini portable projector. You will need to purchase an adaptor in order to do so. Once you have the adaptor, simply connect the two devices and you should be able to project your DVD content onto a screen or wall.

Can I connect my DVD player to multiple projectors ?

No, you can not connect your DVD player to multiple projectors. Each DVD player can only be connected to one projector at a time.

Do I need a special type of projector to connect to my DVD player ?

No, you do not need a special type of projector to connect to your DVD player. Any type of projector should work as long as it has the correct input ports.

What type of adaptor do I need to connect my DVD player to a projector ?

The type of adaptor you will need to connect your DVD player to a projector depends on the types of input/output ports that your DVD player and projector have. Generally, you will need some type of HDMI adaptor in order to make the connection.

Conclusion

There are several ways that you can connect your DVD player to a projector. The best method will depend on the types of ports that your devices have available. In most cases, you'll be able to use either an HDMI or VGA connection. If your devices don't have these ports available, you may be able to connect them wirelessly using a Wi-Fi adapter.

If you have any other questions about connecting a DVD player to a projector, please feel free to ask us in the comments section below. Thank you for reading!

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