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dditty82
Level 7

DVD player seems to not be connected

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I set up input on my Roky TV with my DVD player under AV and renamed it DVD player. It confirmed that it was successful. When I go to use my DVD player, it says, no signal (is it on?). I have ensured that it is hooked up correctly to the AV hookups and is turned on, and confirmed it is. Help?

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RokuTannerD
Level 19

Re: DVD player seems to not be connected

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Hi there, 

Thanks for reaching out. I'd recommend changing the HDMI cable in use to connect your DVD player to the TV. You might also try connecting the DVD player to a different HDMI port on the TV. If you need further help from there, feel free to contact your Roku TV manufacturer directly for additional support. You can locate their contact information here: https://community.roku.com/t5/Manufacturer-Support-Warranty-Resources/Contacting-Support-for-Your-Ro...

 

Thanks,

Tanner 

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RokuTannerD
Level 19

Re: DVD player seems to not be connected

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Hi there, 

Thanks for reaching out. I'd recommend changing the HDMI cable in use to connect your DVD player to the TV. You might also try connecting the DVD player to a different HDMI port on the TV. If you need further help from there, feel free to contact your Roku TV manufacturer directly for additional support. You can locate their contact information here: https://community.roku.com/t5/Manufacturer-Support-Warranty-Resources/Contacting-Support-for-Your-Ro...

 

Thanks,

Tanner 

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HMRJr
Level 7

Re: DVD player seems to not be connected

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I have an older DVD player that connects with three wires, one yellow, one red, and one white. I've plugged them into my Roku TV but there's no recognition. Both the TV and DVD player are on.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: DVD player seems to not be connected

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@HMRJr 

Thanks for the post.

Have you made sure to select the proper input that your DVD player is plugged into?

Please keep us posted.


Thanks,
Danny

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HMRJr
Level 7

Re: DVD player seems to not be connected

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Never mind, I figured it out. It was easy once I walked through the steps that made sense. Very user-friendly interface. Thanks for responding.

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fenris
Level 7

Re: DVD player seems to not be connected

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I’m having the same exact problem with my older DVD player. Same cord, both TV and player are on, no signal. I’ve even tried unplugging the entire TV. What did you do to fix the connectivity issue?

prismjr
Level 9

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This response: "select the proper input" is of little to no use. I have the same issue: older DVD/VCR combo, connected using the "AV" set up (red,white,yellow connectors). In Setup, I selected TV inputs and "chose" this; but it only gives an option to rename, no other settings. After selecting it, "AV" does not show up in main menu, and player does not communicate with (i.e., does not play on) the Roku TV.  Tried selecting other "reasonable" options: DVD, VCR, and DVD combo; none work. When on Live TV, channels 3 & 4 (selected during setup process for this application) are labeled "VCR". Can you provide some actual details for how to get these devices to communicate?

prismjr
Level 9

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Would you mind sharing what you figured out? I have tried following steps that I've been able to identify, and nothing has worked to give an option for DVD/VCR player to communicate with the TV. 

jul
Level 7

Re: DVD player seems to not be connected

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Do I need a HDMI cord

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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
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Re: DVD player seems to not be connected

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@jul 

Thanks for the inquiry.

What outputs does your DVD player have? In addition, what inputs does your Roku TV take?

With more information we will be able to assist you further.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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