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RadioShack RF Modulator

I connected RF Modulator with my dvd player with composite cable. TV channels are in color! But when i want to watch dvd its in black and white and its noisy there is no clear sound. The RF Modulator is connected to the old Toshiba TV without A/V. Can somebody help me with this problem.
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  • denisr21 Feb 14, 2009

    modulator have channel 3-4 but TV when i turn channel 3-4 there is nothing i have to search for the channel so i could find the dvd so i use channel 0.

  • denisr21 Feb 14, 2009

    this tv is pal is it making any difference with this rf modulator? well the power goes to rf modulator if not it will not show the black and white screen on the dvd! like i said before if i put to channel 3 the tv and channel 3 on rf modulator doesnt show anything! only show white snow screen or the air free channel that is memorised on one of this channels.


  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    set up the rf modulator on an old tv and it seems to work but the screen for the vcr/dvd on the tv remains the solid blue??

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    What channel is the modulator set to and waht channel is the tv on?

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You will have to have the modulator on the same channel as your tv set. Make sure there is power going to the modulator as well.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Feb 14, 2009

    Now that changes things. You can't use NTSC appliances on a PAL TV. North American TVs and accessories stay together and the Euro TVs and appliance stays together. You can't mix the two. There not compatible with one another. I believe in the manual for that RF modulator it pretty much states the same thing.

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