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Panasonic 42" connected to comcast dvr, and dvd player

Cant connect tv to dvd, and dvr (comcast) at same time only get video from cable(comcast) and not both

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To solve need more info if this is still a problem.
Is your comcast dvr connected directly to the tv, and also the DVD connected directly to the TV?
If so then you will need to change the input selection on your tv remote to determine which inputs these devices are connected to.
If you are connected differently, please post how your devices are connected.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at richard_gladney@yahoo.com

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