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No picture/sound on RF or A/V input

Lightning may have taken toll, however the VCR was unaffected because I checked it out on another TV. No pic or sound on RF or VCR input 1 using std A/V connect. Can connect to input 2 with DVD for perfect video and sound.

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Re: No picture/sound on RF or A/V input

Reset mirco by pressing with tv off. display , 5 volume up power on .then press 8 then enter.

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Can't find where to connect for dvd. no white,yellow,or red plug.

Hello, Thank you for the opportunity to help

Sounds like you got a pretty old tv there, its frustrating not to see the RED/WHT/YELLOW plugs on it. This is because this tv was made when that was not out yet. So are you out of luck? No, you ar in luck but it will cost you a little money.

You can purchase one of these RF modulators at Radio shack for like $29.95.


If you have a VCR, Generally they have these plugs out the back of them you would plug the DVD into the VCR in the Video IN. You're TV will need to be on channel 3 or 4 (dending on your vcr) You vcr will need to be powered ON then tuned to VIDEO INPUT. You can do this by using the remote's up/Down channels buttons or pressing input on the remote depending on the VCR.

The VCR will need to be connected to the TV's coaxe port on the back, That port looks like this:

If you do not have a VCR you would purchase a RF modulator you TV will need to be on channel 3! The modulator is connect to the port pictured above above. The DVD is then introduced to the ports on the back of the modulator witch looks like this:

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Jan 27, 2011 | Zenith Z19A11S TV

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My tv has beatiful pic but no voice comes out until u plug in video game or vcr with movie but sound doesn't come out for regular tv movies can u help?

sound like the modulator where the cable plugs into has an issue or the audio input jack is not switching.
the modulator takes a rf signal and decodes it into audio and video.
since the sound is working with a video input,the defect is either in the modulator block,or the rca audio input jack is not connecting two of the pins when the rca cord is unplugged.
spray some contact cleaner into the rca plug for the audio.

Sep 01, 2009 | Sanyo Standard (CRT) Televisions

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Zenith TV has no place for yellow, red, white composite plugs

This TV doesn't have an AV input, so there are no input jacks other than the antenna connector. If you want to connect a device that has only AV outputs (your red, white and yellow plug) you will need an RF converter. This will take the AV signals and convert them to a channel 3 or 4 signal you can tune in on the set.

But since you don't seem interested in spending any money, you'll probably not like to hear that the converter runs around $15 most places. Take heart, there is an alternative. Find a VCR (if you don't have one already) that has an RF output. Many of the the newer DVD/VCR combos only have AV outputs. You're looking for one that has an "out to TV" threaded connector on the back. These units already have an RF converter built in. Connect your AV plugs to the line in jacks on the VCR and switch to that input, and you can use your video game or DVD player through the VCR.

Jun 20, 2009 | Zenith SY2549S TV

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, it would appear that the only INPUT possible is through the RF connector. Should this be the case, a workaround would be to connect the RF OUT of a VCR to this RF/ANT/Cable IN of the TV, set the TV to Channel 3. An RG59 patch cable would do the job. Should you want to connect a DVD, connect the Video/Audio OUTPUT of the DVD to the Video/Audio INPUT of the VCR. Incidentally, the regular cable/ant should be connected to the RF IN of the VCR.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Dec 12, 2008 | Emerson TC1325 13" TV

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Labtop to RF TV?


If you have a SVHS input on the VCR,or the TV, you should be able to get video that way. You will also need to run sound from the h/p out on the laptop, and corresponding audio connection on the TV/Sound System, or you could still use the laptop for sound. Up to you.

Have a quick look for any SVHS input sockets on the back ot he gear and let me know what you find. Cheers


Nov 19, 2008 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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No sound - no video on TV

if you're hooking your VCR via analog video input of your TV then check that the yellow colored video wire goes to yout TV video input, will also be colored yellow inside the terminal. The white and red color inputs are for audio. Likewise the output of your VCD will have the same colord code Yellow for video, red/white for audio (stereo). After setting this up, select your TV function to video in, be sure to check your video input channel as well if you're having more than one video input. Video 1 or 2 or 3. Make sure your VCR is powered up when you start to setup your TV function select.

if you're hooking your VCR to your TV via RF signal (over your TV tuner) You need to scan the right frequency to get it tuned to your TV channel. Cabling willbe via RF antenna input of your TV and RF antenna out of your VCR.

Mar 17, 2008 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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RCA TV - Trying to hookup new dvd/vcr player to old tv with only antenna input

The input on your television is probably coaxial (for cable or an antenna) which means it needs an RF modulated signal. You can find one of those at your local department or electronics stores. Just look for an "RF Modulator" or "video-RF convertor." They're most commonly used to hook video games up to older televisions.

Now, if you've got an old VCR handy, that has an external input, it already has the RF modulator built-in.

Nov 08, 2007 | RCA F27242GY 27" TV

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No Picture on TV

? What is the model # off the back ?

Does the video work on the RF coax cable input?

For instance,as a test,can you hook-up from VCR coax RF out

to TV coax in,put the TV on Chan. 3,play a tape and get audio and video?


Are you matching colors when trying the A/V inputs?Yellow,red,

and white out of DVD to yellow,red and white in on back of TV?

Then select video input on tv===dial "00" or use input button on

original RCA remote. Are you using original RCA remote that

came w/TV ? Do you have the owner/operator manual for the TV?

   Sorry to ask so many  ?????   Let me know how it goes!!  T.

Oct 17, 2007 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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How do we adjust our tv

You didn't mention anything about a cable box, VCR, etc. which might be connected. A snowy pic. means simply, inadequate signal is reaching the tuner, or the TV tuner itself is bad. If the first is so... check your cabling. If you have a VCR or DVD player hooked in between the cable box or outside antenna (whichever is the case), VCR (RF or ant.) out should go to the TV, VCR antenna (RF or ant.) input to the cable box. Also check the cable wire itself. If you look at the end of the cable, you should see a relatively thin center wire. This center conductor is what carries the signal. If it is missing, bent over, or too short to make contact with whatever it is connected to, you will have a very snowy pic. If you have a spare TV, connect it in place of your "new" TV, to narrow down the problem. Lastly, if all is well with hookup, cabling, etc. the TV might have a problem. Sometimes the tuner has a component defect, or the coaxial connector can be broken.

Sep 25, 2007 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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No sound on TV

If you do not get result you can purchase one video rf converter. Rf converter contains one video input in yellow colour and two audio in red and white colour and one cable connector as outout. Connect dvd output to this converter and tune the program in which place you receive dvd signal.

Sep 16, 2007 | Durabrand DWT1905 TV

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