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Connecting VCR/DVD The DWT 1304 won't recognize either VCR's or DVD's that I connect to it. The VCR in particular ought to be duck soup-- audio to audio, video to video; that's all. But though the tape plays (and it plays fine on other TV's--the tape itself is OK) the 1304 doesn't know it's there. I get the standard black screen (just a little bit of fuzz) on which I can call up the menu, set picture quality, game mode, and whatnot--but no matter what setting(s) I choose there, I get no audio or video from the VCR. Same result when I try connecting a DVD player. I guess I've just graduated to the status of clueless senior citizen. Thanks to anybody to cal suggest what stupid thing I might be doing wrong.

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I had the same problem. YOu have to press GAME on the remote that comes with the TV. There is not TV/VIDEO button- that's what the GAME button does. I stumbled on the answer by accident. Hope that helps! JRK9574

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Re: Connecting VCR/DVD

Does your TV have more than one A-V input ? If so perhaps you're plugged into the wrong input. Make sure you're coming out an output on your VCR/DVD player and going into an input A-V plug on your TV. Stargazer I've messed up like this a few times!

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Hope this be of some idea/help. Pls post back how things turned out or should you require additional information.

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