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I have a magnavox dvd recorder, model # ZV420MW8, that I cannot hook up to my comcast cable box, so altho the drawer will open and its showing that its loading on the dvd itself, there is no picture on the tv. Its an inline set, so do I need the S Video cable or the RF? Thank you, Marti Parks

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Please clarify how you have the dvd connected right now. You should use the video output out of dvd and into the t.v. That dvd don't have rf out. You have to match component or s-video or composite with what your tv has. We can't help because I don't know what inputs your T.V. has. You may have to come out of the cable box with video-outs/audio then into the dvd and then out to the t.v.. Remember, you MUST come OUT with the box and IN to the dvd, then OUT of dvd and IN to the t.v. Always out/in/out/in. You have 3 different formats. Depending on what the t.v. has is the one you will use. Composite is yellow cable...good then s-video used black cable with pins inside....better and Component uses 3 cables red/green/blue....best. Don't forget to also hook-up your audio signal too. This should be enough info for you to get it going. Remember too that you will need to set the dvd on your input the cablebox is on to feed the signal through. You can only record what the cable box is tuned to. That should do it. Good-luck.

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