This particular model seems to be missing the antenna input and out put cable connections. I have another Philips dvd/vhs combo and on the right had side of the back panel ther are two screw on type connections for the outside antenna to be connected to as well as running a connections from the combo to the t.v.. Is this particular model used only for viewing or recording directly from the t.v. and not connecting to the cable.
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Re: no visable way to connect to cable antenna
You're correct...sort of. I downloaded the manual for this unit (Owner's manual) and it says on page 9 that in order to connect to any cable or antennae source, you must connect through an extenal tuner, such as a set-top box or satellite receiver. If all else fails, an old VCR will suffice...just follow the hookup instructons on that page in the manual.
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I believe that the new flat digital antennas have a coax/cable connection on them. In the menu of the tv. You should select TV or Antenna for an input. You may be lucky and connect the antenna to your cable connector and get some local channels.
You should give us the model number of your set. As each tv is just a bit different.
You have to run an audio cable from the TV to the sounder and put the sounder on the TV input for sound to work. The first choice audio cable for best sound would be optical cable if your tv has optical output on it. If it does then you would put the sounder on the din input for sound when watching antenna or any hdmi source connected directly to tv. If your TV only as analog rca out or mini audio out then put sounder on aux input. I think your sounder came with mini to mini stereo cable. If your TV doesn't have mini audio out the get a optical cable or you can find a mini to rca red/white will work. Optical is your BEST connection and soundbar would stay on din all the time for best sound.
Are you connected to a cable or sat box, Are you connected thru antenna input on tv or a/v input. If connect to box thru antenna jack of tv do channel search to pick up ch 3 if box is set to that. If connected to outside antenna still do channel searsh but be sure tv is set to antenna. If connected via av or hdmi the cable or sat box is bad.
With Direct TV, you should use the video input (composite video- yellow/picture, red/right stereo, white/left stereo) OR component video- (green/video, blue/video,red/video white/left channel stereo, red/right channel stereo)
the antenna connector should never be used anymore unless connecting an outdoor antenna or VCR.
if one of your input connectors is damaged, it is not likely that is will be repaired without replacing the entire circuit board (expensive!!!). just use a different "input"- there are usually at least 3 on most TV's
You can either plug RCA cables from the audio and video, audio is red and white for stereo or just one of them for mono, the video is yellow, from the "outputs" on the VCR to the matching colors on the tvs "inputs". You can also connect the antenna output on the VCR to the antenna input on the tv and put the tv on channel 3 or 4, if done this way connect the antenna/cable to the VCR antenna in and connect a cable from the antenna out to the tv.
I'm assuming the box you have this connected to is a cable converter box. If this is true, it won't have inputs for video and audio; those RCA jacks are outputs to a TV or other device that can take that kind of input. Connecting your VCR outputs to those jacks does nothing.
The simplest way to connect the VCR to the TV is using the VCR's RF output (channel 4 in your case) from the connector that says "out to TV" or "antenna out". Just remember that outputs connect to inputs. Connect the cable box output (the one marked "out to TV") to the VCR's antenna input. Then connect the VCR's antenna output back to the TV. You will need to pick up another connecting cable with F-connectors if you don't have one. Then you just put the TV on channel 4 to watch tapes. Just leave the VCR turned off for normal TV viewing.
This connection scheme also allows you to record a program from the cable box. The only thing you have to remember is that the VCR must always be set to record on the cable box output channel (channel 4, you've said). The cable box selects a channel from the cable system, but it's always sending channel 4 to the TV. (If you're confused, you're not alone. This is the part most people have trouble getting a handle on.) One thing you can't do is record and watch different channels at one time, though.
If the TV has an AV input available, it will have the three color-coded RCA jacks on the back for the audio and video from the VCR. Connect the VCR to those inputs and switch the set to the AV input to watch tapes. (If the TV isn't a stereo model, it will have only one audio input jack - white - and you'll need to get a Y-adapter at Radio Shack to join the right and left audio into one plug for the TV.) You'll get a better-quality picture and sound connecting the VCR this way.
1) Connect the cable box antenna output (may be labeled "out to TV", "antenna out", "catv out" or even something else, but the key is it will say "out") to the VCR's antenna input. From the VCR's antenna output (out to tv, etc.) you connect to the TV's antenna input. For these connections you use RF cables, the kind with something called F-connectors on the ends. (These cables are available with screw-on or push-on type plugs. Use the screw-on type which makes a more reliable connection.) Set your VCR and TV both on the cable box output channel. This will be either 3 or 4, depending on how the box is set up. With this setup you can record whatever program is coming from the box by having the VCR record on the box output channel. Unfortunately, you can't record shows that are on different cable channels unless you'll be there to change channels on the box. (There are some VCRs that can control a cable box to switch channels, but I don't believe your model does.) You also can't watch one channel while recording a different one.
2) (This won't work if your TV doesn't have a video input available.) Connect the cable box to the VCR and the VCR to the TV with audio/video cables. These are the ones with RCA plugs, color-coded red and white for right and left channel sound and yellow for video. Set the VCR to line input and the TV to the input you have the VCR connected to. This connection setup gives a better picture and sound quality that the RF connection described above. You still have the same restrictions on recording, though.
Sounds a little confusing, I know. Just remember that inputs connect to outputs and you'll be set up in no time.