Hooking up my DVD/VHS player to TV & Convertor box
I have an Apex convetor box, hooked up to my RCA tv (about 3 years old) and the Panasonic DVD/VHS all hooked up, the DVD player works great but the sound on the screen is from a tv channel and not the DVD that is playing. Do I have wires crossed or what. I also have rabbit ears for an antenna. Can you help me?
Re: Hooking up my DVD/VHS player to TV & Convertor box
I would just hook up the dvd/vhs player with the red,white,yellow rca cables that should of come with your unit and just go to the input on the tv to watch your dvd/vhs player. This will give you a better picture and sound while allowing you not to have to watch dvd/vhs on a channel which helps make the dvd/vhs player independent. Also if possible I would hook the converter box up with the red,white, yellow rca cables to the tv as well if your tv has more than one set of red,white,yellow plugs since it is a better connection that coax and you probably watch more tv than vhs/dvd anyway. So bottom line try to hook up both boxes red,white,yellow and watch each box on different inputs instead of like channel 3 or 4. Also to record of converter box you can run coax from converter box to dvd/vhs combo and make sure your dvd/vhs player is on tuner input or channel 3.
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Make sure your TV is "tuned" to the proper input. To change the input, change the TVs channel below 02, find the "input" dialoge on the tv's menu, or press the "input" or "video" button on the TV or Remote.
Repairing a 20 year old VCR (By chance a BetaMax?) is not worth your time. Replace it with a $60 DVD/VHS combo unit.
hook the video output from vcr to dvd input at rear, then hook output from dvd to tv input. note; you can not record protected vcr movies you can only record tv shows from sattelite to vcr or dvd recorder. its best to record straight from sattelite to dvd recorder for picture clarity.
how do you have the combo connection and dish network hooked to the tv ? if you have an s-video , yellow RCA jack video or component video hooked to the same input then it will act this way, because two inputs cannot be on the same video input # on the tv.
is this what is happening? or how are you connecting it?
hi there, a little late.....but here we go........do you have cable? if yes connect the cable from the cable box out to dvd in and connect the dvd out to tv in.......pls note the dvd and tv must be set/tune to ch #3.(and you cannot record HBO)......you dont have cable just tv and dvd you need rca wire (red,white & yellow) also the F connector wire....in back of dvd connect the 3 wires audio in video in (is your tv/monitor a flat panal these connections might be on the side) if not its in the back plug in to out on tv....(this is so you can record)....plug the F conncetor wire from dvd to tv......on this connection you can set the dvd to ch #3 or any ch you want to record...........
there a a bunch of different ways. 1) if you don't have a cable box hooked up to this tv,plug the main cable wire into the vcr input then the vcr outout to the tv.2) if you do have a cable box, plug the main cable into the cable box input, then the output to the vcr input, then the vcr output to the tv. put both the tv & vcr on channel 3 for this connection. [ you must have the vcr on channel 3 to record from the cable box!] 3) if you have aux line/video or source inputs on the back of your tv,you can hook up rca cables [ red, white,& yellow ] from the rca outputs on the vcr to the tv inputs.
hope this helps
The easiest thing to do would be get a new TV plain and simple sounds as if you could use one n e ways. But first make sure you are hooked up through coaxal to the tv that will allow everything to run on channel 3. Let me know your current hookup.