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Problem hooking up DVD player to TV thru my cable box

I just bought a DVD player that only has RCA output (no coaxial) that i hooked up to my Motorola Mediacom digital cable box. (TV dosen't have RCA input) (hooked it into the cable box's RCA input, then hooked the Cable box's coaxial out to the TV) Now I cannot get the DVD picture when I turn the DVD player on. Cable works fine, as it did before, but no DVD picture.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    just bought this and it won't play. hmmmmmmm.....

  • ezpimpinya Mar 01, 2009

    thanks very much, I am looking at an RF modulator on Walmart's website for $16.99. I will go buy it sometime today and give it a try. Thank you for your very detailed and helpful response.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    My DVD player in my RCA TV won't take dvd

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Chances are you've got your DVD player hooked to OUPUT jacks on the cable box, not inputs. I haven't yet seen a box that takes any kind of an input other than the cable line, but they will have RCA jacks for audio and video outputs on the back. So your cable channels are fine, but the DVD signal is hitting a dead end.

The only solution if your TV doesn't have RCA inputs for video and audio is to get an RF converter (around $10-$20). This takes the A/V signals from your DVD and turns them into a channel 3 or 4 signal that connects to your TV's antenna input.

The converter also has a connector on the back for the cable coming from the cable box, since you'll have to disconnect that from the TV. When the DVD player is off, the cable box signal gets passed to the TV as normal. Turn on the DVD player and the RF converter switches on; put your set on channel 3 or 4 and you'll see your video.

One final thing: The converter will need an AC outlet for its power adapter or power cord, so make sure you have a spare. If you don't already have your TV and DVD player connected to one, this would be a good time to pick up a surge-protector outlet strip. Then not only will you have enough outlets, you'll be protecting your equipment as well.

If this solution has given you what you need, please take a moment to rate it appropriately. And thanks for asking here!

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