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Can't get VCR/DVD combo to work with digital cable box

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I recently got (Comcast) digital cable for the first time, so I've never had a cable box in the loop before. I have a Toshiba VCR/DVD combo player that I can't get to work now. Actually, when I put the TV (old school, non-HD Sony) on ''Video 1'' I can hear the sound from a DVD, but no picture. With a VHS tape I can't get picture or sound. Everything is also hooked up to an HK receiver, and sound is routed thru Polk speakers. All of my equipment is relatively old (haven't bought anything new in probably 7-8 years), but at least it all played nice together before this cable box got in the mix.

Any thoughts? I'm far from an ''audio/videophile'' so I'd really appreciate a ''for dummies'' answer if anybody has one. Thanks!!

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http://www.altex.com/product_info.php?products_id=9207 here is a link to a audio / video switch box you need one of these make sure it has several audio video in and at least one audio/video out
hook all you rca1.gif cables up to the audio/video in from the cable box, tv, and dvd/vcr combo then out to the surround sound youll also need to get some rca cable splitters for the out so you can run it back to the audio/video in to the tv as well as the surround sound here is alink to what they look like
http://www.altex.com/product_info.php?cPath=344&products_id=6201
youll need thre of these of course when hooking it up dont pay attention to the color on these just the ones from the tv and surround sound and thats it your done it will all work if you want it to were you dont have to get up and push a button everytime most of them if you push all the buttons in at one time theyll stay like that

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