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On my new magnavox zv450mw8a i cannot get the vcr to come through the tv. i have followed the instructions on page 20 in the owners manual.what am i doing wrong?

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  • wyndi69 Apr 19, 2009

    i cant get the zv450mw8 vhs/dvd player to play on my tv. i also have a digital cable box that has to be hooked up too. i've got the external cable in the cable box, a cable from the cable box to the vhs/dvd player, a cable from the vhs/dvd player to the tv. one set red/yellow/white wires hooked up from the cable box to the vhs/dvd player and the other red/yellow/white wires hooked up from the vhs/dvd player to the tv. i've mixed and moved these colored wires, but nothing happens.can anyone email me a step by step instructions? my email address is mom1kids3@charter.net.

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I had the same problem with the dvd/vcr and my tv not communicating with each other even though they were plugged up correctly. I called the manufacturer phone # on the instruction manual. What they told me to do is strange, but it worked. They said to switch the bottom "in" yellow connector to the bottom "out".....and plug the bottom "out" yellow connector into the bottom "in". It worked on mine. Hope this helps.

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What kind of TV do you have? If it only has an RF input on your TV you will have to get an RF modulator from Radio Shack or another electronics outlet or from Amazon or other electronics supplier on the internet. Plug the Yellow Video and Red and White audio outputs from the back of the Magnavox into the RF modulator and the RF output from the modulator into your TV.
This model only has an RF Pass through. I have one of these zv450mw8a sets also and an older TV with only an RF input.
There are not many VHS/DVD recorders wit tuners that have an RF modulator built in any more.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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