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Different Ways to Watch DVD Movies on Sony TV

The Sony TV is one of the best selling high definition television lines in the market. With a variety of different sizes and options to choose from, there is a Sony TV that can fit just about anyone's needs. For people who own large collection of movies or TV shows on DVD disc, there's no need to wait in long lines, pay a fortune for tickets and popcorn and sit in a noisy theater just to watch high quality movies. And it would be a good option to stream them to large-screen Sony TV for watching with your family members. Read this guide below and learn about how to play DVD Disc movies on Sony TV.

Way 1: Connect a DVD Player to Sony TV

Although Sony TV is made to play high definition content, it is possible to connect a standard definition DVD player to the device. Read the steps listed below and learn about how to connect a DVD player to your Sony TV.

Step 1

Plug the DVD player into a power outlet somewhere near the Sony TV. Although it is not necessary to have the two devices directly next to each other, it does allow for easier connections and troubleshooting (if something fails to work properly.)

Step 2

Connect the RCA cables into the A/V Out ports on the rear of the DVD player. The ports are made up of three different colors (red, white and yellow.) Make sure the RCA cables are plugged into the appropriate colored ports. The red and white RCA cables carry the audio signal while the yellow cable carries the video signal.

Step 3

Plug the other end of the RCA cables into the A/V In ports on the rear of the Sony TV. Because the television is primarily used with HD receivers and Blu-ray players, most of these A/V ports are going to be open.

Step 4

Power on both the television and the DVD player. On the Sony TV, press the "Video" button. (You may have to press this button multiple times before the content of the DVD player is displayed.)

Step 5

Insert a DVD into the player to see if your connection was successful. Remember that DVDs come with menus, so they will not play automatically. You must use the remote control to select the desired options.

Way 2: Watch DVD on Sony TV without DVD Player

Surely, it's not necessary to purposely buy a DVD Player just for watching DVDs on Sony TV. In fact, with the advanced technology, it's possible to copy DVD disc movies to a USB drive then play them on Sony TV with the USB drive plugged in. You can also stream the copied DVD movies to Sony TV via NAS, Plex, etc for smooth playback.

Obviously, you can't directly stream DVD to USB or other streaming service, since those DVD discs you bought from store are copy-protected. Don't worry, there is a hassle free solution in hand called Pavtube DVDAid (best DVD Ripper for Windows 10), which enables you to directly unlock commercial DVD movies to Sony TV preset profile format with all the suitable profile parameters well set. For those tech savy, you can also do some advanced settings in the program's profile settings window to get better output video and audio quality.

Plus, the program also offers some beneficial editing function for you to enhance your media entertainment on Sony TV. You can adjust the output aspect ratio of your video to make it adapt with your Sony TV screen, add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to DVD movies for you to better understand the DVD movies on your TV if the subtitle languages in your original DVD movies are not what you actually need, etc.

The program has both Windows and Mac version, for Mac users, navigate to download Pavtube DVDAid for Mac to get the conversion done on macOS High Sierra.

Step by Step to Play DVD on Sony TV without DVD Player 

Step 1: Load DVD disc

Click "File" > "Load from disc" to load DVD disc into the program, apart from DVD disc, you can also use the program to load Video_TS folder, IFO or ISO image file into the program.

Step 2: Choose output file format

Click "Format" drop-down list, scroll down the main menu on the left, select "TVs", from its extended otpion list, choose "Sony TV (*.mp4)".

Tip 1: Adjust output profile parameters

Click "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can flexilby adjust output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels.

Tip 2: Adjust output aspect ratio

Open "Video Editor" window, under "Crop" tab, click "Advanced Mode" in the right panel, then select "Keep Ratio" option in the left panel, from "Display aspect ratio" drop-down list, keep the cropped aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 2:1, etc from the aspect ratio lists to let it fit your Sony TV models.

Adjust output aspect ratio

Step 3: Begin the conversion process

Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom "Convert" button to start DVD to Sony TV compatible video format conversion process immediately. When the conversion is done, you can get output files via clicking "Open" button effortlessly.

Then you can transfer the ripped DVD movies to USB and connected to Sony TV for playing. Or you can transfer them to your PC, NAS devices, Plex media server or other DLNA enabled devices and then make the Sony TV to play it back with MX Player, Plex, VLC Media Player or Kodi app, etc.

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