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Zenith advanced system 3, can't access video 1 or 2

I have a zenith advanced system 3 that works fine, but unfortunately has no remote or service manual.. I wanna switch to video 1 to play my xbox but for some reason there doesn't seem to be a button to do it on the panels... Can anyone help me? How can i switch to video 1?

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I just got the TV for free with no remote and had the same problem.  The solution I found is to connect two devices that are feeding live signal (a VCR, DVD player, or game console) to the RCA connector input on the back of TV for Video 1 and Video 2.  I then used the first menu option which I accessed by using the Menu key on the front of the TV and Adjust and Select buttons to scan for channels and detect the band for the reciever to use.  After doing this I changed the setting away from "Fixed" (I forget which setting) and turned the TV on and off.  I then found that by pressing Menu several times I would get new menus.  Before I had done that scan with more devices attached to the other ports I didn't get any other menus.  I also discovered that depending on which devices I had connected I would get a Picture in Picture feature.  It would have its own menu to select its source, but I would lose that feature if I changed the device topography of my setup.

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I read the posts above and then tried it and it didn't work. So I tried using a universal remote. I just found an extra DirecTV remote lying around and programmed it to the TV. I then just pressed menu, right, and my video was on the screen.

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Maybe needs remote

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Re: zenith advanced system 3, can't access video 1 or 2

Is your tv has the a/v jack? if none you have to use the rf modulator.

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