I am trying to hook this thing up, it should be easy, but nothing is working. Someone gave it to me without a manual. I don't have the coaxal cable, it's the one with three a red, white and yellow. Do I connect direct to the tv? I have a dvd/vcr and satalite hooked already. The dvd/vcr only shows dvd's in widescreen, very skinny, I don't like it so I thought I would try this coby until I buy a new player.
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I found the problem - on the back of the VCR/DVD unit there are 3 outputs: L (Wht) & R (Red) Audio + Yellow Video out. The cable from it to the TV was labeled Red/Audio,White/Video, and was connected to the R & W outs, but actually the Wht should have been connected to the Yellow Video out. There is so little space in the TV cabinet/stand that even though I turned the unit around to see the connections, I couldn't see the other (Yellow - Video) out until I pulled the cables out. It's working fine now - I'm not sure how things got connected wrong, since it was working OK before - possibly when I signed up for AT&T U-Verse & the installers moved things around. I'm very happy with that service, by the way - better than Comcast & cheaper, and didn't mean to imply the connection problem was their fault. I may have moved things around in the new cabinet & not realized I hooked up to the wrong outs...
first use only a coaxcil cable to hook up to tv ;second try using standard colored wire hookup (red/white/yellow if you can0 third make sure all cables are plug in tight and in the right area. If still nothing the try adjusting volume on tv and the dvd recorder before you do any of these things.
Check the usual suspects, like unit is plugged in and gets power, etc.
The first thing is to try resetting the player. While it's plugged in and powered on, press and hold the FF and RW buttons together. This resets the player back to factory defaults.
Now you can go ahead and hook up to the TV. You didn't mention what type of connection you're using but make sure you're using cables you have verified to be working. Start with composite and work your way up through S-Video, Component, and then HDMI. These connections should all be made directly from the player to the TV. Make sure the TV is changed to the correct input and only hook up one connection type at a time.
Resetting the player should undo any setting changes or lockups you may have experienced and testing the video outputs one by one should tell you the rest. If none of the outputs work hooked directly to the TV then the player is probably broken and will need service.
Without knowing the actual ports on each of these devices, all I can suggest is that have you tried connecting your DVD to the Dish box (thru VCR scart connection at the back of the Dish box) and then the Dish box into your modulator (and then modulator into your tv.
I have a similar system set up but we have a Sky Digital box here, no idea if its the same as a Dish box but im assuming so.
Not sure if you still need help but I will suggest a few things if you have not solved the problem or returned the unit.
Have you tried connecting it to one of the other HDMI inputs? Have you also tried using the component video out from the Blu-Ray to one of the RCA inputs on the TV to see if the player is working at all? Is there another TV that you can connect it to, to test the player? Without knowing the model of TV I am limited to solutions I can suggest. Try those and if you need more help, let me know.
hello..please try the dvd on another tv an only direct audio/video at first...then disconnect them if nothing happens and connect the ordinary rf input to the television..then search the channels on the tv-set..and see what happens...some models use only rf at first why i don't know...you may set a/v out later....please tell me what happens...keep it easy ...good luck ...Ron
If I'm understanding what you have written, the new DVD should hook up exactly the same way your old one did. You connect the red and white cable from the "Audio out" connectors on your new DVD to the "Audio In" connectors on the RF modulator, then connect the Svideo out on the DVD to the Svideo connector on the RF modulator. Then put your TV on channel 3 or 4 depending on what the switch on the modulator is set to, and all should work fine.
I would advise you hook your old one back up, then if it works, simply unplug the cables from you old DVD and plug them into the proper jacks on the new one. This eliminates bad cables.
If you then get sound, but no picture, the DVD may be set to progressive scan (check manual for procedure take it out of that mode),If you get nothing, then I suspect there is a problem with the new DVD player. The TV/VIDEO switch they mention, would be a switch on the TV or TV remote if you had a newer TV with RCA inputs.....You don't, so disregard that, it does not apply to your TV. You would not need the RF modulator if your TV had that switch.
Good Luck!...These things can be a pain, I hope this helps!
Depending what cables you have, try plugging only the yellow cable into "video out", I previously had red, white, and yellow cables plugged into "comopents out" and only got black and white. Doing only the yellow into video out gave me color.