I have a GE TV Model 27GT618. I hooked a VCR - DVD to it but can't get the VCR-DVD to play. I think I have it hooked up right.
I have an old GE and can't view dvd or games. Does the tv need to be on a specific channel?
It sounds like you need to purchase a converter box from a place like Radio Shack. This box converts the signal so that your televison understands. I think this box is around $20.00. Just call Radio Shack our a place like walmart and tell them what is going on and they will fix you up. Then you can use channels 3 or 4. I hope this helps!
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guest, how is your hook up? is the dvd plugged into aux in or video in ...okay is the tv on ch 3? use remote press CH down to see if you have video/aux ch...3..2..1..video.....(if you are plug into video/aux) if you have a vcr do not disconnect...we do not wish mess anything up...
If you have a VCR with RCA inputs and coax (cable) output to TV, try plugging the DVD players RCA outputs (L/R audio, composite video) to VCR RCA inputs. Then select the DVD input on the VCR and it shoud play just as a the VCR does. If you don't have a VCR, an RF modulator might be needed, but a VCR would probably be cheaper.
FIRST!!! Make sure you have the coax or AV cables plugged into jacks marked out on the machine.....then....
*If you have it hooked up with a Coax cable, you should immediately have picture and sound when you turn it on. Make sure you have a dvd/vhs running and switch between channel 3 and 4. if this doesn't work, make sure that you have the cable connected to the one marked 'in' or 'cable in' or 'ant in'. then retry the previous steps.
*If you have it hooked up through A/V cables (Red/Yellow/White), make sure you have them all connected to the same set of jacks. They should be labeled Aux 1 or something similar and are generally surrounded by a box molded into the TV's plastic casing. You will then have to use the TV remote to switch TV/Video settings until you get to the one that matches the Aux jacks you have it plugged into. Again...make sure a dvd or vhs is running and keep flipping until you find a picture.
I'd first just hook up the DVD/VCR to the TV and get that working. I'm assuming all you need is the standard cable type connection. This will at least your 4 year old happy. Then you can experiment with the S cable. The S cable will give a cleaner signal from the DVD to the TV. then hook up audio and video cables from the Direct TV to the DVD input. The audio and video will be cleaner using S cables and audio and video cables, but stadard TV cable should get you going. You didn't mention what model DVD player you have. You may have to select the correct inout on the DVD for the Direct TV connection.
What you will need is an RF modulator. They are relatively inexpensive and can be found at local electronic stores. The following link will provide you with a background on the device and how it functions and connects.http://hometheater.about.com/cs/dvdlaserdisc/a/aadvdrfmoda.htm I hope this has been helpful and thank you for using Fix Ya. If you need anymore assistance please let me know.
Does the DVD player have an RF output or only video? That's a drag there are no RF/Video buttons. I had a TV like that too. I suppose you already knew this. Remote controls for even newer TV's are hard to find. Good luck.
Take your connector with the 3 colors red,white & yellow and plug into VCR OUT.The
other end (w/ 3 plugs) goes into the INPUT on the back of the TV. Next insert a
VHS Tape & search the TV for input or a channel below #2 for
Cable#1,2,3 or AUV Channel.
In this case; Channel AUX #1
Shows / Plays Video w/ clear sound & picture.