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My DVD player does not have a port to plug in the coaxial cable? What do I do?

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  • tcterracio Sep 10, 2008

    My DVD player only has 1 set of red, yellow, white plug ins. The other set is green, blue, and red. Is there something else I can try?

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If you have cable from the wall without cable box, buy an RF modulator. Plug coax into one end of rf modulator, and red, white, yellow cables from an RF modulator that has a RYW OUT to the IN of the DVD player, then a RYW from OUT of dvd player to TV.

If you have a cable box, use RYW instead of coax

There are other possibilities.

RYW means Red Yellow White (better known as a Composite or A/V cable)

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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    Corey Knoettgen Sep 10, 2008

    If the player only has one set of Red, Yellow, and Whites, then it is a simple player instead of a recorder. If your TV has a red, white and yellow plug-in, then run a red, white and yellow from the DVD player to the TV, and change your TV to the aux or video channel. If your TV has coax only, get an RF modulator - a red white and yellow will go from dvd player to RF modulator, and then RF modulator has a coax screw in that will plug directly to TV. With an RF modulator, the tv will play video on either ch.3 or ch. 4

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