After hooking up the Insignia NS-DXA1, i can't get videos to play or record in color...only black and white. I tried adding channel 4 to the list of channels (my old channel for the vcr) but it kept saying No Signal. I can only view videos on the "Component2" channel. anything i'm missing to change this?
I just recently purchased an HD Samsung television and am trying to use it with an Insignia theater system, but picture images are night vision in blue and white. What's wrong with picture? My cable company is baffled, to say the least. What is wrong with this picture? If this system is incompatible to current quality HD television systems then it needs to be removed from market or modified.
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Cable from wall to "cable in" on converter box.
"Cable out" from converter box to "cable in"on vcr. "Cable out" from VCR to TV "Cable IN" DVD should be hooked to VCR by way of Composite cables Red,Left, Yellow, Video White Right. There you go! THanks, Dana
From the VCR to the tv if you have RCA cables its kind of hit and miss where the audio cord goes. Only one of the jacks are for sound but it has to be plugged in to the right input. Audio is usually the white one. Just keep touching it to inputs until you hear sound start to come out of the speakers. Hope it helps.
The 'quick and dirty' way is to connect the VCR playing the tape via the RF OUTPUT coaxial connector to the RF (sometimes ANTENNA) connector on the recording VCR with it set to channel three or four. BOTH units must be set to the SAME channel.
The better way is to use the RCA jacks and all but the very oldest should have a yellow jack (Video) output connected to the other unit's (yellow) video input and for sound, the output white jack connected to the white input jack (left channel) and the red output jack would go to the red input jack on the recording unit.
This latter method yields a cleaner signal than the first method.
The output connection from the VCR/DVD needs to be different for the new digital TV. Instead of using the RF output from the VCR, use the video and audio outputs and connect them to the video and audio inputs on the digital TV. When you want to watch the VCR, select "video in" on the TV.
The digital converter box should be hooked to the input of the VCR so you can record programs off-air.
I had a similar problem with an Insignia converter box. This is confusing but . . . I was told by an Insignia person that you can only program the channel that you have on and cannot record a different channel. My output channel is 3. My roof antenna is attached to my converter box "From Antenna" jack. Attach the converter's "To TV (RF)" jack to your VCR's "Antenna Input" jack. Attach "Antenna Output" jack to TV "Antenna Input". You will see your programs on your output channel, but if your VCR is like mine, your VCR may not recognize anything but your output channel, no matter which station is actually showing on the TV. If I want to record a show on channel 7 while I'm gone, I have to make sure the converter station is on 7 and that I choose channel 3 as my channel to record. You cannot program shows to be taped on different stations unless you physically change it on the converter box. I put my VCR on "Record" and flipped the stations from one to the next from my converter remote control and I taped exactly what was on the screen from one station to the next. You cannot tape one thing and watch another. Clear as mud??? Hopefully, not.
Set your TV input to match the input your have your Insigna connected to. Then run the Insignia setup. You are getting a distorted screen because you probably have the Insignia connected to channel 3 and the TV on channel 4.
Connect your rabbit ears to the Insignia. Connect the Insignia to the antenna input on the "cvd/vcr combo". Now turn on the television to show the "cvd/vcr combo".
The Insignia simply goes between your antenna and your television. In your case you also have a vcr so if you want the VCR to be able to play and record digital stations you will need the Insignia between the vcr and the antenna.