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Can't hook up Cable and Dvd player.

I Have a AKAi televsion I just bought and I need to know if there is a way to hook up Cable and a Dvd player at the same time.

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Even without being able to see the back of your television, I'm assuming like most new TV's there are multiple inputs for video and audio and HDMI inputs which carry video and audio on the same cable. Your best bet for highest quality video and sound is if you use the HDMI inputs. Whatever the cables you use connect the cable box to one set of inputs, and the DVD player to another set of inputs. Then with your remote you'll have to select the input that you want to watch. For example, you can connect an HDMI cable to input #1 on your TV, from your DVD player; and component video cables (blue, green, yellow) and stereo audio cables (red and white) to input #2 on your TV, from your cable box. When you want to watch a DVD select INPUT 1 on your remote, when you want to watch cable select INPUT 2 on your remote. I hope this clears it up for you. Ask if you have any more questions. If this was helpful please rate me. Thanks.

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Check this link to get instructions on how to connect the cable TV box and the DVD player to your TV.

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