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Using your television as a moniter for your computer

I know this can be done but the problem is it says u need a s video cord, rca cables, or a converter Which you do but what will give me the best picture and quality im looking for,for the best price even if its just a cable i dont have a svideo hookup on the back of my computer so i was looking for something that goes through the vga or moniter connecter to like the back of my samsung vcr to like a svideo or the rca cables or even better the red, green, and blue cables which people say gives you the best quailty and picture Ive looked everywhere but cant seem to find anything that works for me so this is a problem if anyone could help this would be greatly appriciated and yes i know that the picture isnt going to be the best because of resolution factors but i dont have to buy a pricy moniter

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Check www.repairworld , they might have what you are looking for

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Connectding audio/video cables when you have a cable box and sound bar with dvd player

How To Connect a DVD Recorder to a Television:
1.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.
2.To use 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.
3.To use 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.
5. 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.
6. Now 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 and viewing.
7. Turn on the Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, TV and DVD Recorder.
8. If 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.

Oct 17, 2011 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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I have a toshiba tv and a sony dvd player and i want to know how to install the jacks and if i need the hdmi cord

It really all depends on what else you may have hooked up and, what inputs you have on your TV. If you have an open HDMI in on your TV, I would use that because you will get your sound and vidoe with one cable(HDMI). If you don not have an open HDMI port on your TV, component cables are the your next best option video wise. The component cables do not carry sound so, you would have to get your sound by using,(best) digital optical or RCA. After looking at your player, your best picture would be using component and, it says it has SPIDF out but doesn't exactly specify what kind but, if you don't have the component cables, use youe RCA jacks(yellow), video out, and red and white(left and right audio) out from player to suitable input on TV. If I looked at the right player, there is no HDMI out on it.

Jul 02, 2011 | Sony DVP-SR200P DVD Player

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The player does play the dvd's and everything but the picture wont show up in my television. I already connected the RCA connectors into the television and the player but still no picture. Please Help.

Assuming you used the standard YELLOW-WHITE-RED RCA cable, between the unit and the TV, the colours of each of the plugs should match both the outputs on the rear of the unit and the respective inputs at the rear of the TV. The TV must also be on an AV input 'channel' to receive the connected unit. (for example, AV1 or VIDEO 1)

Try changing the RCA cables - just in case the ones you currently have are defective in some way.

Being a combo unit, there should be a DVD-VCR common output on the rear - using RCA cable, the YELLOW is video, the WHITE is left channel, the RED is right - these MUST match the input on the TV, and the TV AV input must be selected in order to view the pictures and audio from the unit. To enjoy both VCR and DVD, using the RCA connection, the common output on the rear of the combo unit is recommended.

Better quality video is possible using S-Video cable (available from electronics stores such as Radio Shack etc. but this does not provide audio; you would still require RCA RED-WHITE cable for that, and your TV may not have S-Video input). Your TV may have a TV/AV button on the front - select the correct AV 'channel' with that if necessary.

It makes sense to check everything twice before assuming anything is broken.

Jun 28, 2011 | RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder/VCR

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I have hooked up the composite video and rca stereo cords to DVD player and TV. Sound but no picture even after I tried pressing video on remote, and correct input on TV remote. Do I need an component...

yes to use component input you need the component cable they are very different from rca cables

good luck with it

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Apr 21, 2010 | GPX DH109B DVD Player

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Can i hook up cable to mintek player


the answer is yes. Check the sides of the player, you will see a yellow jack space, just like the earphone jack space which is green.

The yellow jack space is called "AV OUT" that where wire will be connected from the player to TV.

The wire you will be using is 3.5mm to RCA Video cord. There is 3.5mm to RCA Audio, so make sure you get 3.5mm to RCA Video cord.

I hope you understand my message.

Good luck.

Apr 16, 2010 | Mintek MDP-1030 Portable DVD Player

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Dvd connection

Does your cable box have rca jacks on it. If so you can run your cable cord from the wall to the input on the cablebox. Then from the cable box to the dvd. Your cable box should have the audio lines which are red and white. Connect those to the dvd's red and white inputs. And the yellow video cord from the cablebox to the dvd video input. Try that................I hope that was helpful for you..........Please rate this information..........Thank you for using : )

Feb 17, 2009 | Mintek DVD-2580 DVD Player

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What channel does tv need to be on to play dvd's

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Depending on where you are and the standards/connections used, it could be:
  • Channel 3 or 4 (if using a single coaxial patch cord);
Other connection possibilities are:
  • AV, Video 1, AUX, Line 1 (if using composite yellow red & white RCA to RCA cables);
  • Component (if using component Y, Pb, Pr, red & white RCA to RCA cables).
  • SCART;
  • HDMI;
  • S-Video.
Perhaps you could post back what is used, what connectors are available at the rear of both the DVD player/TV.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Feb 14, 2009 | Samsung DVD-VR357

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No sound

The S-Video cord is for the picture only. You must connect the audio out behind the dvd player (the red and white jack) using a double male-to-male RCA cable to the" Audio In" in the TV to get sound.

Mar 18, 2008 | Panasonic DVD-RV31 DVD Player

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if studio audio facility in tv there [are] hence remaining to install just input channel of output but if there is no having to suround efec,thank.........

Feb 08, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD Recorder/VCR

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Recording from DVR to Cassette using this?

Well, generally, you simply need a Cable of the RCA 3way A/V cable variety, usually with Red, Yellow & White RCA plugs on the end... there should be corresponding RCA Sockets on each machine.. Plug the leads in colour to colour, then insert tape in VCR and select the Auxiliary Input (Or whatever input it is actually called) to Record from... start "Recording" Then on the DVR start "Play" and ya should be all up & running. What I do first, is set it up on my TV first, using the RCA sockets, set it up so it is all playing clear picture etc.. then I connect up to the VCR. NB: There are "Other" types of "Inputs & Outputs" among them ones called "Composite Video" "S-VHS" "SCART" ALL of these have standard interconnect leads, so if on your machine you DO NOT have the RCA Sockets.. but have one of those "Other" simply procure a Male to Male Cable of that type & then simply substitute the alternate "Cable" for the "RCA" & the rest is the same.

Sep 05, 2007 | Sony SLV-D360P DVD Player/VCR

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