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What to do if your TV won't take your Video/Audio cables

See, your DVD/Video device, outputs Composite Video & and an Audio signal, subsequently you must have AV inputs on your set they are Red & White (Audio) & Yellow (Video) RCA Jacks. If you do not have these then you are a bit stumped. You may however get a RF Modulator, this takes the Composite Video & Audio signal, and converts it into a TV Signal that can be "Received" on a TV Channels.
I have included a link so you understand what I am talking about.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Radio-Shack-RF-Modulator-Model-15-1214-PLUS-AV-Cables_W0QQitemZ300395036829QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45f0f0809d#ht_500wt_1156

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could you tell me the steps to hook up my vcr & my dvd players to my tv. And what cables and or devices I need to accomplish this task?


It will depend on the devices. Most VCRs will have composite and S-video outputs. For this you will need either a composite audio/video cable (3 RCA plugs on each end: yellow (video) and red and white (audio)) or an S-video cable and a separate audio cable. The DVD player will probably have component video or HDMI outputs, depending on its age. The component video requires a 3 plug RCA video cable (red, green, blue) and a 2 plug RCA audio cable (red and white). Some DVD players have composite outputs as well. However, this limits you to an SD video output and isn't recommended, unless your TV doesn't have any HD inputs.

If your TV has one each of the appropriate input ports or 2 composite video ports, you just need those cables, assuming you have no other devices that have filled the inputs. Always connect the devices with the TV and the A/V components off. Match the color of the plug to the port. If you mix up the colors on component video cable, you may get a black&white picture. Some newer TVs use an adapter dongle to convert composite or component video to single port on the input board. Again match the colors at the dongle and then plug in the adapter. If your TV has shared composite and component signals, use the HDMI port output on the DVD player, if possible, or get a Audio/Video switch, like this: http://www.amazon.com/Panlong-Switcher-Composite-Selector-Consoles/dp/B00KXVBB3Q/ref=sr_1_24?s=audio-video-accessories&ie=UTF8&qid=1440632814&sr=1-24 .

Please add a comment with the make and model of your specific TV, VCR and DVD player. I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Aug 26, 2015 | Televison & Video

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How to connect Sony dvd player to onkyo TX-8511 receiver


The TX-8511 is an older AV receiver with only composite video inputs. Your DVD player may not provide this type of output as it's not capable of HD video. If your dvd player has a composite output with a Red, White & Yellow set of outputs, that will connect into the Video 2 inputs on the receiver. Your TV will need to connect up to the Video2 or Monitor output. You'll need a set of composite video cables with the red-white & yellow RCA type plugs.

Here is a link to the manual for this receiver:
Receivers Receiver Stereo Receiver AVR TX 8511 Onkyo USA

Mar 13, 2015 | Onkyo TX-8511 Receiver

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Composite connection on Gateway Desktop


They are Video and Audio for connecting device together
  • Yellow = Video
  • White = Audio - left channel
  • Red = Audio - right channel
the connectors on a Desktop PC from the graphics card will be an OUTPUT-possibly labelled TV output, so what ever is displayed on your monitor can also be sent to a TV or recorder etc The connectors on the Xbox are also OUTPUT and designed for connection to a device which has the same connection but for INPUT
Your monitor may have composite inputs and allow you to switch to those Some TVs will have those connections as inputs and you would select one of the AV options to see the signal, often a separate button to choose AV input /HDMI / PC etc Some DVD and Video also have these as an INPUT as video cameras often have that type of connection - to record the signal
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Mar 25, 2010 | Gateway GT5453E Refurbished AMD Desktop...

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can you put a phillips dvdr610 onto a television with built in freeview and then record from it. If so how?


If your TV has an OUTPUT MONITOR Output Jacks, Yellow, (Video) Red (Audio) & White (Audio) FEMALE RCA Jacks.Then these will output WHATEVER is showing on the TV screen. And can be used as an Output for any Recording Viewing device. There will be other, FEMALE RCA Jacks,AV, Yellow, (Video) Red (Audio) & White (Audio) and possibly also The Composite Video, Red, Green, Blue, all Video, These are INPUTS, they will be there also. Make sure.

Feb 16, 2010 | Philips DVDR610 DVD Recorder

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Old TV. Model M79R. How do I connect a DVD player (only a player). The TV is connected to satellite signal (Dish) wired to the 2 UHF screws. I am not sure what or where to connect from the DVD player.


Your DVD outputs composite Video & and an Audio signal, subsequently you must have AV inputs on your set they are Red & White (Audio) & Yellow (Video) RCA Jacks. If you do not have these then you are a bit stumped. You may however get a RF Modulator, this takes the Composite Video & Audio signal, and converts it into a TV Signal that can be "Received" on a TV Channels.
I have included a link so you understand what I am talking about.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Radio-Shack-RF-Modulator-Model-15-1214-PLUS-AV-Cables_W0QQitemZ300395036829QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45f0f0809d#ht_500wt_1156

Feb 13, 2010 | Televison & Video

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