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[Solved] HDTV Displays No Signal When Connecting It to DVD Player

The Tom's Guide forum is flooded with DVD player and HDTV connection problems. "Connecting a Samsung DVD player to a Samsung HDTV via cables results in a No Signal message." "HDMI on the LG TV is connected to HDMI on the Toshiba DVD player, but it says No Signal Error." The issue can be caused by a wrong HDMI input, a DVD player breakdown, a faulty cable, etc. If you are experiencing such an issue, follow our instructions below to make things right. 

Troubleshooting Tips

1. If your HDTV or 4K TV has multiple inputs, make sure you select the correct input for your DVD player, such as Video, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, Component, and so on. Change the INPUT or source the HDTV is set to by pressing the INPUT button on the TV or its original remote. When you try different inputs, let the DVD player play a disc and output a constant signal.

2. If your TV has the correct INPUT or Source, unplug the cable and plug it back, or try another cable or port. Sometimes cables can short-out. Be sure they are connected securely.

3. Check for any loose connections or corrupted wires. If necessary, change the connection wire and enable the HDMI connection setting.

4. Test if your DVD player works on other TVs. It is possible that your DVD player has failed, resulting in No Signal on your HDTV. 

5. Try connecting your DVD player to another HDTV if your DVD player works correctly.

6. Check if your DVD player is compatible with your HDTV.

7. Make sure that the TV and DVD player are configured to use the same video signal format, which can be either progressive or interlaced.

8. Verify whether the Input Signal Plus option is chosen for the port, and if needed, you can attempt a factory reset by pressing the stop button for a duration of over 5 seconds.

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author - Donna Peng

Donna Peng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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