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I'm hoping you can help me with my hook up problem I have an older Phillips tv and I'm trying to hook up my cable box and my DVD player to it, but there are way to many holes coded red, yellow, and white. I can get it the cable and TV working fine, but can only get a fuzzy picture out of the DVD player, no sound. As I don't have the manuals any longer, what I need to know is, do I plug the Cable into the TV (input) and then the DVD player into the cable box or the TV, input or output? Also, I'm guessing it's best to plug the power cord from the tv into the cable box? I'm sooo confused, and yes I am electronically challenged:)
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Suz
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Chances are you've got your DVD player hooked to OUPUT jacks on the cable box, not inputs. I haven't yet seen a box that takes any kind of an input other than the cable line, but they will have RCA jacks for audio and video outputs on the back. So your cable channels are fine, but the DVD signal is hitting a dead end.
The only solution if your TV doesn't have RCA inputs for video and audio is to get an RF converter (around $10-$20). This takes the A/V signals from your DVD and turns them into a channel 3 or 4 signal that connects to your TV's antenna input.
The converter also has a connector on the back for the cable coming from the cable box, since you'll have to disconnect that from the TV. When the DVD player is off, the cable box signal gets passed to the TV as normal. Turn on the DVD player and the RF converter switches on; put your set on channel 3 or 4 and you'll see your video.
One final thing: The converter will need an AC outlet for its power adapter or power cord, so make sure you have a spare. If you don't already have your TV and DVD player connected to one, this would be a good time to pick up a surge-protector outlet strip. Then not only will you have enough outlets, you'll be protecting your equipment as well.
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Posted on Mar 01, 2009
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you must get the mechanisiam or take this to a service.
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Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 20, 2010
the cable in should go to the box and cable out from the box to the TV.These should all be coaxial cables correct?Hook up the DVD player to the TV using the red,white,and yellow cables is also correct.In order to watch a DVD,you have to use the input select button on the remote for the TV ONLY to change inputs.If you have a universal remote for the TV and not the original factory remote provided with the TV,you need to use the menu button located on the outside of the TV.I just searched on my flat screen and was unable to find an input select through the menu button.It may not be possible on this TV if you do not have the original remote and if you own a universal.My universal for one of my older TV's is about 7 years old so I do not know if newer ones have an input select option.If they do not,it is most likely due to patents and royalty payments which these cheap remote makers do not want to pay.Anyhow,let me know if this helps.Just comment here and i will get an auto link to your comments.Good luck! Greg
Posted on Sep 19, 2010
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