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Connecting dtv box to vcr to dvd to the tv

I have connected the converter box to the tv- cables go direct from rear of converter to rear of tv. The areal is in the in and the out goes to the rear of the tv using the red white & yellow cables.Tv is running with new box and all channels are working.
I now need to add 2 more items.
- An "old" type vcr player push in the video and play-just has antena connection to the tv.
- A plain simple dvd player with rear connections yellow red & whits, connection for coax..
How to connect all of these to the rear of the tv.?
Looks like i need a divider out of the tv to connect all of the red white & yellow as well as the coax?

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    I am trying to connect the vcr to the dvd with the convertor box--how do i do this

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You can hook the cable box into the vcr and then out of the vcr into the spliter which will turn your tv red/white/yellow signel input into two inputs( you can get this at most radio shacks for about $7.00 dollors) this leaves you with one more input for the dvd player
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