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DVR w/ digital tuner will not display setup menu on analog TV

I'm trying to hook up a Magnavox HDD DVR (with digital tuner) to my analog RCA TV (no cable or satellite involved, just an over-the-air signal). I've tried several configurations but can't seem to get it right. The way I understand it, I shouldn't need my DTV converter box anymore if I'm hooked up through my DVR since it has a DTV tuner built-in. However, even when both the TV and DVR are on the same channel, I can't get any display from the DVR. I tried hooking my antenna into the DTV converter box, then going into the DVR, then to the TV, and while the converter box displays and functions correctly on the TV, I still can't do anything with my DVR.

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Press the DVD button on the Philips remote. Make sure the yellow part of the RCA cable is plugged into Output/CVBS/Out on the back of the Philips, and that it is plugged into a yellow input of your TV. Change your TV channel to Av1, av2, video 1, video 2, aux, aux 2, or whatever the correct video channel is on your TV. Then press setup - you will get your picture.
In order for the coax connection to work on Ch. 3 of your TV, you will have to get an additional piece of equipment - an RF modulator. It's better just to stick with the RCA red, yellow, white cables.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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SOURCE: no video output from Magnavox VCR (MDV560VR)

You need to tune a chanel on your tv to the vcr signal, using an RF cable (aerial cable between vcr and tv). That is if your tv has an analogue tuner.

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I have a magnavox dvd recorder/vcr combo (ZV427MG9A) connected to my Sharp hdtv via hdmi cord, Can anyone tell me simple setup steps to make it record and play on either sides. I have read instruction book over and over and it is still not recording to disc or tapes. I also have Charter Cable connected. Can you tell me what do i need to do to make it work. H-E-L-P!!!!

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Once your connections are correct, the general rule with tuner-less recorders is: If you can see the channel that you want to record on the television screen, then you will be able to record it.

One final note about Feb 17, 2009: Thanks to Congress, the digital transition date was moved to June 12, 2009 - many areas have already switched, but there is at least a chance that you are in an area that hasn't switched yet.

Let me know the exact model # of your television, and I can tell you if it has a video/monitor out - or, let me know what type of box you decide to buy.

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