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

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The tom's guide forum is flooded with DVD player and HDTV connection problems. "Hooking up Samsung DVD player to Samsung HDTV by cables gives No Signal message." "HDMI on LG TV is connected to HDMI on Toshiba DVD player, it says No Signal error." The issue can be caused by wrong HDMI input, DVD player breakdown, faulty cable, etc. If you are experiencing such an issue, follow our instructions below to make things go right.

Troubleshooting Tips

1. If your HDTV or 4K TV has multiple inputs, make sure you choose the right input your DVD player is connected to, such as Video, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, Component, etc. 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 cable can short-out. Be sure they are connected securely.

3. Test if your DVD player works on other TVs. It could be your DVD player breakdown that leads to No Signal on your HDTV.

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

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

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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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