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Rca entertainment series unusable signal

I got a new philips dvd player and im trying to hook it up and when i switch the tv over to play the dvd player the screen is black and says unusable signal what could be wrong?

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I think your rca cord is not functional. replace it with another one or fix the connections of your cord.

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SOURCE: Magnavox Blu-ray hook-up to RCA Entertainment series

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try turning the channel up or down with the tv remote to input 1 or 2 depending on which one is being used for the dvd player. tv should use input 1. dvd should be on input 2.
when turning the channel set it to show the dvd screen, then go up 1. if it doesn't show, return and go down 1.

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the red and black are the same as the red and white, these are the audio left and right channels. the yellow plug is the video plug. the next thing you have to check is wheather your tv has video 1 and 2 channels

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my tv shows a black screen with words saying...UNUSABLE SIGNAL

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