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Connecting DVD to cable only TV and Modulator box and Dish Networ

I have a old TV with only a cable hook up. I bought a modulator box and used it which works but I can't get my Dish network to work without unhooking DVD player. I want to hook up the TV, Modulator, and dish without unhooking things each time.

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Without knowing the actual ports on each of these devices, all I can suggest is that have you tried connecting your DVD to the Dish box (thru VCR scart connection at the back of the Dish box) and then the Dish box into your modulator (and then modulator into your tv.

I have a similar system set up but we have a Sky Digital box here, no idea if its the same as a Dish box but im assuming so.

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