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Hooking up a playstation2

I have a motorola cable box, a magnavox tv, a symphonic vcr/dvd combo and a playstation2. We had a power surge and had to replace a surge protector and now I cannot figure out how to hook the playstation back up. I run into problems because both my tv and vcr only have 1 set of colored plugs.

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How to hook a playstation2 up to a tv.

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How do i hook up my ps2 to the TV when i hook it up i turn it on channel 03 the screen of the ps2 does not come up plz help?

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You need an RF modulator or a modulator and a A/V switch (to avoid Daisy-chaining the game system to the DVD/VCR). These are available at many electronics shops (Radio Shack, etc.)

Here is one RF modulator: . There are many more out there; however, these days some stores may only have them in their online inventory.

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Lines on the tv , while game is running . i can see the game title some what okay and a little fussie

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My TV has coaxial inlet only. Can I connect a Toshiba SD-1300 DVD Player? Thanks

  • You can but you have to add one of two things to make the DVD player with a coax only TV.

  • One you buy a VCR with coax and RCA inputs and outputs. They are cheap enough these days and serve more than one purpose as you can watch VHS tapes as well as run the DVD player to your VCE through the RCA cables. Then run your VCR to your TV and back to the VCR both through your coax. To watch DVD you would need your VCR and DVD player on as well and for VHS you would beed the VCR on only.

  • What it does is provide the RCA input and output your TV does not have. RCA from the DVD to the box and the box run a coax to the TV and that's it for this way.

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I cannot record a TV show on my DVD-VCR375, niether to a VCR tape or DVD disc. Nothing but static results. The recording mode of my machine works OK in dubbing from tape to disc.

You have to be sure you are running your video source THROUGH your VCR. Just because it's on the TV doesn't mean your VCR can see it. How are you hooked up? Cable? Satellite? If you are on basic cable you have a tough problem. This VCR does not have a tuner built into it. You will have to use a television or other device that has a tuner and a "MONITOR OUT" or "VIDEO OUT" plug in the back of it. This is usually a composite, or yellow-colored cable. You will run this cable into the yellow plug in the back of the VCR that says "IN." You also need "AUDIO OUT" jacks from your television or other device. These are usually red and white cables. Plug these cables into the red and white "IN" plugs on your VCR by the yellow one. If you are using something like satellite where you have a box, you will want to plug in your satellite receiver to your VCR using the same colored cables. If you have to plug in the cables that once went to your television, you need to turn your television to the input you normally use to watch your VCR. You may need to change inputs on the VCR. You should then see your satellite or cable box on the television set. It is now running THROUGH your VCR. Hopefully, at this point, you are hooked up correctly. If you are using the "MONITOR OUT" method, you just have to have faith that it's working. If you're using the other method you can actually see it on the screen. Now tune to whatever you're trying to record and press the record button. Be advised, however, that many DVD/VCR recorders have protection detection built into them (particularly on the DVD side) and your recording may stop part-way through and tell you that "this content is protected." If you have other questions post back. Best of luck.

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Can hook up my wii to this tv

The AV Multi Out plug that is included with the Wii will allow you to connect the console to most televisions or video cassette recorders (VCR). First, look at the back of your television AND your VCR and see if you have colored holes label "Input". Though most TVs have them, almost all VCRs do as well.
  • Audio/Video (AV) inputs are located on the front or back of the TV or VCR.
  • They are smooth silver posts with the inside showing a color, usually red, white and yellow.
  • Look for inputs marked Audio and Video IN.
  • The image on the left features stereo audio inputs. Some televisions have only one audio input. Click here for help setting up a mono audio connection.
  • Do NOT connect your system to anything marked OUT.
Where do you have these inputs?
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Connecting to a Television
  1. Insert the AV Multi Out plug on the Wii AV Cable into the AV Multi Out connector on the back of the console. setuptvav.gif

  2. Insert the RCA plugs on the Wii AV Cable into the input connectors on the TV. Plug the colored connectors into the following inputs:

    Yellow = Video Input
    White = Audio Input Left (or Mono)
    Red = Audio Input Right
    Interested in playing your games in Dolby Pro Logic II (simulated surround sound)? Click here setup information.

  3. Once the cables are inserted and the Wii is powered on, you must find the Input Select for your TV to view the game (it is likely not going to be seen on Channel 3 or 4). Typically this is found by pressing the TV/Video button on the Television's front panel or remote control. If you have more than one input channel, keep pressing TV/Video until you see the display from the Wii.
    If you do not have a TV/Video button, then the input could be labeled something different. Some other common input selects to look for on the TV or remote are: Input, Input Select, EXT, AUX, or a channel such as 00 or 99.
    Still can't find it? We have compiled a list of known input selects for many popular brands. Click here to see our list.

    Go to Next Step (Set Up of the Wii Remote) >

Connecting to a VCR, DVD-R, Cable Box, etc.
    In order to connect a video game system through a device such as a VCR, DVR, cable or satelite box, it must have Video and Audio "inputs." While most VCRs and VCR/DVD combos have these inputs, other devices typically have "Outputs" which will not work for playing your Wii console. Please verify the device you are attempting to use has these holes.
    While many cable/satelite boxes and DVRs may have "inputs," accessing them can be difficult. Please consult the instruction manual for the device you are connecting to, for more information.
  1. Insert the AV Multi Out plug on the Wii AV Cable into the AV Multi Out connector on the back of the console. setupvcrav.gif

  2. Insert the RCA plugs on the Wii AV Cable into the input connectors on the VCR. Make sure you are plugging the connectors into the holes labeled"Input" or "In". Holes labeled"Output" or "Out" will not work. Plug the colored connectors into the following inputs:

    Yellow = Video Input
    White = Audio Input Left (or Mono)
    Red = Audio Input Right
    Interested in playing your games in Dolby Pro Logic II (simulated surround sound)? Click here setup information.

  3. Once the cables are inserted and the Wii is powered on, put your TV on the channel you use to watch movies (usually channel 3 or 4). Put in a video tape and play the movie. When you see the movie playing, press stop (do not power off the VCR!) and proceed to the next step.

  4. You will now need to find the Input Select for your VCR. This is usually a button on the original remote control that is labeled Input Select, AUX, Input, EXT, Line In, or a high or low channel. For more information on locating your input select, click here.

    Go to Next Step (Set Up of the Wii Remote) >

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Can't get my new wii to work

Most likely it is not your console. Depending on what type of TV it is there may be many different inputs in the back. My HDTV has 5! It can get confusing. If you have it connected directly to the TV, note which ports the cables are plugged into, then make sure the TV is in the correct output mode. Ex...cables are hooked to Video 1 in, set TV to Video 1 output. Now if you are hooked up through a DVD or VCR player it could be different. If you are hooked up to your VCR and the VCR is hooked up to the TV, the VCR would need to be powered on also. It would be the same for a DVD player. I really hope this helps you. The Wii is very fun!
I wish you much luck. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to click on my "Ask Me" button.
Thank you.

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