How to Connect a DVD Player to Roku TV

Want to watch a movie but on DVD? Learn how to connect a DVD Player to Roku TV, and watch adroitly. 

We all have one or two classic movies on DVD in our homes that are just wasting away because we don’t know how to set up our DVD players with our smart TVs. 

In the article below, I have explained two different methods you can use to connect a DVD player to Roku TV.

How to Connect a DVD Player to Roku TV with HDMI Cable

How to Connect a DVD Player to Roku TV with HDMI Cable

Using an HDMI cable to connect a DVD Player to Roku TV is one of the most efficient methods. As HDMI is one of the most modern wired connection sources, it offers top-notch audio-video quality, and you will require only one cable for both audio-video transfers.

Before you start the connection process, make sure you have placed the DVD player near your Roku TV. Also switch off the Roku TV, and the DVD Player, and remove the cords from the power outlet. 

To Connect a DVD Player to Roku TV: 

  • Insert HDMI cable into the Roku TV. 
  • Insert HDMI into the DVD Player.
  • Switch on the Roku TV and DVD Player.
  • Change TV settings.

Let’s go through these steps in detail:

Step 1: Insert HDMI cable into the Roku TV 

Take the HDMI cable and insert one end of the cable at the HDMI of your TV. There are three HDMI ports located at the back or at either side of your Roku TV. They are marked as HDMI 1, 2, and 3.

Step 2: Insert HDMI into the DVD Player.

Take the other end of the cable and insert it into the HDMI out port on the DVD Player. Make sure the port where you insert the cable is marked as HDMI, otherwise, you won’t be able to finish the connection process.

Step 3: Switch on the Roku TV and DVD Player.

Once the connection is secured, switch on your Roku TV as well as your DVD Player.

Step 4: Change TV settings 

Go to your TV and switch it on if you haven’t before. Once the TV is properly switched on, click on the Settings button on your remote.

Go to each input option, and click on Set up Input.

Go back to your home page, and then select HDMI.

That’s it, now insert your DVD into your DVD player, and play your favorite movies on your Roku TV.

How to Connect a DVD Player to Roku TV With AV Cable 

How to Connect a DVD Player to Roku TV With AV Cable 

If you don’t own an HDMI cable, your DVD player doesn’t have an HDMI port, or your HDMI cable is torn or frayed, you can also use AV cables to connect a DVD Player to Roku TV.

Just switch off your DVD player and your Roku TV before you start the process. Remove the power cords from the electricity source as well.

To connect a DVD Player to Roku TV: 

  • Insert AV cable into the Roku TV. 
  • Insert AV into the DVD Player.
  • Switch on the Roku TV and DVD Player.
  • Change TV settings.

Let’s go these steps in detail:

Step 1: Insert AV cable into the Roku TV. 

On your Roku TV, look for input/In ports. Like HDMI ports, they are either at the back or at the side of your Roku TV.

These ports are color-coded according to your AV cables. The red and white sockets are for audio, and the yellow socket is for video. 

Step 2: Insert AV into the DVD Player.

Take the other end of the AV cable, and insert the cables into the output/out sockets of your DVD cable. The cables are color-coded, so figuring out which one goes where should be easy.

The red and white sockets are for audio, and the yellow socket is for video. 

Step 3: Switch on the Roku TV and DVD Player.

Once the connection is secured, switch on your Roku TV as well as your DVD Player.

Step 4: Change TV settings.

Go to your TV and switch it on if you haven’t before. Once the TV is properly switched on, click on the Settings button on your remote.

Go to each input option, and click on Set up Input.

Go back to your home page, and then select AV.

That’s it, now insert your DVD into your DVD player, and play your favorite movies on your Roku TV.

Conclusion 

With that, we are at the end of the article. Now you know how you can connect a DVD Player to Roku TV.

If you still have any doubts or thoughts on the article, please share them with us in the comment section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my DVD only play sound with no picture?

While inserting the cables into your Roku TV or the DVD Player, make sure you ensure you have inserted the right cable into the right port, or else you might face issues like “Proper sound, but no audio.”

How do I connect my DVD Player to my TV without an optical cable?

If you don’t have an optical cable readily available with you, you can connect a DVD Player to Roku TV through an HDMI or AV cable.
I have explained the process in the article above.

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