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I have a vcr/dvd hooked up to my present tv with a antanna. How do i hook up the digital converter. so thatI still could use vcr. Thank You

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  • jpactech May 11, 2010

    can you take a photo of the rear back and uplosd it I need to see the back of that unit then I will tells you what you need to do. also what kind of tv is it take a photo of the tv rear where cable hooked up does it have yell,white,and red...pins? check and see what it says.input or output..let me know ...

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It depends on brand of converter. In Radioshack they have one with AV-in ports (for $56 (-$40 coupon = $16). So TV signal going trough antenna and DVD/VCR going trough AV-in of converter to the same antenna of TV. Or you will have to hook up the CONVERTER - ANTENNA IN VCR/DVD - Antenna OUT VCR/DVD - ANTENNA IN TV. And you will use the remote of converter to switch the channels.
Good Luck

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  • Grigory Zyryanov Jan 10, 2009

    I am always ready to help, so if you need more details let me know

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