DVD Players FAQs

  1. How do I connect a portable DVD player to a TV?

  2. How do I get rid of the black bars across the bottom and top of the screen when watching movies on my DVD player?

  3. Is it possible to connect a DVD player to a TV without RCA input jacks?

  4. Why is there no picture coming from the DVD Player even though the connections are correct and the movie has started?

  5. Can the DVD player be adjusted to read in DTS? How do I do that?

  6. Can DVD players that are sold now read a DIVX disc?

  7. If CDs are recorded on blank discs and play in one DVD player, will they play in all DVD players?



1. How do I connect a portable DVD player to a TV?
Use the RCA cables that came with the unit. Connect Line Out from your DVD player to Line In on your TV. Make sure that Line In on your TV is set to On.

2. How do I get rid of the black bars across the bottom and top of the screen when watching movies on my DVD player?
Unfortunately, playing widescreen movies on a 4:3 TV may result in black bars. This is a very common occurrence.

3. Is it possible to connect a DVD player to a TV without RCA input jacks?
Yes, but you'll need to purchase an RF modulator to connect them instead.

4. Why is there no picture coming from the DVD Player even though the connections are correct and the movie has started?
The TV is probably not in Video mode. There is usually a TV/Video button on your remote or on the television itself. This is how the television knows where the input source is coming from.

5. Can the DVD player be adjusted to read in DTS? How do I do that?
If the DVD that you are playing is in DTS mode, go into the menu of the DVD player and make sure the DTS is set to "bitstream" in the digital audio menu. Then you should have no problem.

6. Can DVD players that are sold now read a DIVX disc?
No, DIVX is a product that was made for a particular DVD player that is no longer made. DIVX is an obsolete product.

7. If CDs are recorded on blank discs and play in one DVD player, will they play in all DVD players?
Some DVD players that were made before 2001 were not designed to read CD-Rs. Even if the CD-R does play on one player, it does not mean they will play on every player. While there have been efforts to standardize the industry, there is still too much diversity among different manufacturers and machines.

 

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