Before connecting the DVD player, find a place to put it, where it can reach a power outlet and the television. Find which cables both the DVD player and the television support, and choose the one to use.
HDMI cables are the easiest way to connect a DVD player to a television, as they send video and audio information and require only a single cable. Other high-definition options include component cables and DVI cables. For home theaters, check the manual or back of the DVD player to see how to send the audio to the audio receiver. In some cases, users might need to send the audio from the television to the receiver, instead of sending it directly from the DVD player.