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I have a AKAI televsion that i bought today and it doesn't have a cable jack it only has a audio video outlet and we have our cable running through that and we have a cable box but then w can't hook up our dvd player i need to know if there is a way to hook both up at the same time.

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Hello,

If you only have one set of inputs on the television, you can purchase a switch. You would need a two-way audio/video switch, but, you may want to get a three or four-way in case you need to add more devices in the future.

Here is what one looks like:

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