If you love watching films there’s nothing like watching them in glorious High Definition (HD), with all the benefits that your Blu-ray player gives you.

The problem is there are so many different cables, connections and ports on the back of your TV it’s not clear which one to use.

Here we give you a simple, step by step guide to connect your Blu-ray player to your TV, setting it up for the best possible picture.

The Knowhow

Your Blu-ray player is capable of playing a wide range of popular audio and video files. This can include Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and, in some cases, playback of media on your home network or USB pen drive.

For best results connect your TV and Blu-ray player using an HDMI cable.

  • DVD, Blu-ray Disc and CD player. Use an HDMI cable that is version 1.3 or higher.
  • 3D Blu-ray Player and 3D TV. Use an HDMI 1.4 or 1.4a cable.

Using an HDMI Cable to connect your Blu-ray Disk player to your high-definition TV (HDTV):

  • Switch off all devices including your TV and Blu-ray player
  • Connect the HDMI cable to the back of your Blu-ray player
    HDMI out
  • Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into a free HDMI input on the back of your TV, noting the HDMI input number
    HDMI in
  • Turn on your TV and Blu-ray player
  • Select the correct HDMI input using the Input button on your TV’s remote control
  • Using your Blu-ray players remote control access press Setup, Home or Menu
  • Use the arrows to select Setup or Settings
  • Navigate to the Display or Connection settings
  • Locate the Resolution, Video Format or BD/DVD output and press Enter/OK
  • Pick your desired resolution and press Enter/OK to confirm your choice. For best results choose 1080P.

Updated On:

Aug 07, 2012

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