Cannot view channels higher than 10 and cannot get DVD to come on
I do not have a owners manual for my TV. It is connected to Cable however only up to channel 10 is clear. Voices on other channels but no picture. Cannot get my Magnovax DVD to work. When turned on and press play TV continues to play and the DVD does not come on. Do not understand Video 1, 2, & 3 settings.
Would like a owner's manual.
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Re: Cannot view channels higher than 10 and cannot get...
Dear althea, I cannot help you with the first problem, but as for the second, "DVD does not come On" and "Do not understand Video 1, 2, & 3 settings." it is very simple.
YourTV has the sockets at the front Marked Video 1, Audio L and audio R, The y are in three colors - Yellow for video, red for audio right and White for Audio Left.
Similarly, you have 2 such sets of 3 sockets - they are Video 2 and Video 3.
This allows your TV to be connectod to three different Video sources - maybe a VCR, A Video game, and a DVD player.
To view the pictures generated by your DVD Player, all you gotts do is connect the supplied AV cord from the rear of the DVD player to the front three sockets in the proper order - Video from DVD to Video of TV, Audio L & R from DVD player to Audio L & R of TV. Now press Video on the TVs remote. Press repeatedly till you get Video 1 displayed on the screen. Then, if you now play your DVD player - make sure there is a disc in it - you will be able to view the picture / movie.
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You will have to disconnect the TV from the AC outlet for a few seconds(10-20) then reconnect the TV and press power. You should get the start up menu after you get a picture. What you have to do is use the vol up/dn , chnl up/dn keys to select the autoprogram setting after chosing from cable or antenna signal. the enter key should be one of the DVD keys either play or stop or some other key, you'll have to experiment a little with it. There is an owners manual available at retrevo.com in case you need it, but I am posting a brief description stated in the manual on how to do this.
The STARTING SETUP function makes installing your TV/DVD easily...It leads you the Language selection, TV/CABLE selection and auto channel memory automatically...... Make sure that the antenna or cable TV system connection is made... ENTER CANCEL... Starting setup... Press POWER...The starting setup function begins and the Language setup menu appears on the screen...Press or to select your desired language, then press ENTER......
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Press or to select the “AUTO CH MEMORY”, then press......
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This TV/DVD is equipped with a channel memory feature which allows channels to skip up or down to the next channel set into memory, skipping over unwanted channels...In addition to normal VHF and UHF channels, this TV/ DVD can receive up to 113 Cable TV channels...When shipped from the factory, this selection is in the CABLE position......
Press or to select “TV” or “CABLE......
Press MENU in the TV mode, then press to select option......
Cable TV chart...
Press or to select “ADD” or “DELETE”, whichever function you want to perform......
The chart below is typical of many cable system channel allocations......
Press or to select “TV/CABLE......
TV/CABLE selection Automatic memory tuning...
TV/CABLE AUTO CH MEMORY ADD/ DELETE...
to select “ADD/DELETE”, then...
If a cable box is not required for cable signal reception, connect the cable line to the ANT. IN connector on the recorder. If a cable box is required for cable signal reception, connect the cable line to the IN connector of the cable box. Connect a coaxial cable from the OUT connector of the cable box to the ANT. IN connector of the recorder. To view or record a CATV channel:
Tune the TV to the Recorder output channel (CH 3 or 4).
Set the Recorder channel selector to the cable output channel. (Example: CH3).
Select a channel using the cable converter.
With this connection, you cannot record one program while viewing another.If you are using a cable box to tune channels, it is not necessary to do Auto Channel Set.
You need a Scart cable to connect the two. The instruction manual should tell you which port to connect to on the DVD (usually TV). The port on the TV should say AV in or similar . Sometimes you have to tune a TV channel to view the DVD but usually if you select AV on the TV it will play automatically.
Anyways here are the detailed instructions for connecting a DVD recorder to a TV
The first step to connecting a DVD Recorder to your TV is to
determine what type of connection you want to make between the TV
source (Cable, Satellite, Antenna), the DVD Recorder and the TV. This
is usually determined by the outputs and inputs available on the DVD
Recorder and the TV.
If you have an older TV that only accepts
RF (Coaxial) input, then you would connect the RF output (a coaxial
cable) from your TV source (in my case a Cable Box) to the RF input on
the DVD Recorder. Then connect the RF output from the DVD Recorder to
the RF input on the TV. This is the most basic (and lowest quality)
option for connecting a DVD Recorder to any TV.
If you want to
use higher quality cables, then you may want to connect the TV Source
(Cable and Satellite only, not Antenna) to the DVD Recorder using
Composite, S-Video or Component video and audio cables.
composite cables (also known as RCA, the yellow plug is video, the red
and white plugs, audio): Plug in the composite cables to the RCA
outputs on the back of your TV source and then plug in the composite
cables to the RCA inputs of the DVD Recorder. Then connect the RCA
outputs from the DVD Recorder to RCA inputs on the TV.
S-Video and RCA audio cables: Plug in the S-Video cable to the S-Video
output of the TV source. Plug in the S-Video cable to the S-Video input
on the DVD Recorder. Next, connect the RCA audio cable to the output on
the TV source and the input on the DVD Recorder. Finally, connect the
S-Video cable and the RCA audio cable to the output on the DVD Recorder
and the input on the TV.
To use Component Video cables and RCA
audio cables: Connect the Component Video cable and the red and white
RCA audio cables to the outputs on the TV source and the inputs on the
DVD Recorder. Next, connect the Component Video cable and RCA audio
cable to the outputs on the DVD Recorder and the inputs on the TV.
that the TV source (either Cable, Satellite or Antenna), the DVD
Recorder and the TV are all connected, you need to configure everything
to make sure that TV is coming through the DVD Recorder, for recording
Turn on the Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, TV and DVD Recorder.
you connected everything using the RF connections then the TV should be
passing through the DVD Recorder and displaying Television on the TV
screen. To record in this mode, you would need to tune to either
channel 3 or 4 on the TV and then use the DVD Recorder TV Tuner to
change channels and record.
If you made connections using
either Composite, S-Video or Component cables, then to view or record
TV, two adjustments need to be made. First, the DVD Recorder needs to
be tuned to the appropriate input, typically L1 or L3 for rear inputs
and L2 for front inputs. Second, the TV also must be tuned to the
proper input, on a TV usually Video 1 or Video 2.
If you have a
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound A/V Receiver you can connect either a
Digital Optical Audio cable or Coaxial Digital Audio cable from the DVD
Recorder to the receiver to listen to audio through the receiver.
At a guess the device will only find channels it can detect.
So what is your connection antenna or cable
If antenna then all TV is line of sight and directional
If cable - only the channel's the cable co supply will come down the wire.
Yes coming in her VCR with Cable or ant, if she has satellite it would be different. Going out to tv from VCR. Then in is Input the Out is Output. RF cable connection or A/V inputs(jacks) either one same way of hookup.