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Directv now on video 3, and VCR/DVD player won't work


We had to move an entertainment unit slightly, and to do it we had to uplug the video cables on the TV. I am almost certain that we put the video cables back into the same slots on the TV--but maybe not. When we turned the tv back on, we didn't get the directv receiver to work on the normal "channel 3' setting. Using the video input button, I switched the input and found that directv would come in on the video 3 setting. We tried putting the cables in another slot, and can get it on video 1, also. The real problem is that the DVD/VCR player won't play now.

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Re: Directv now on video 3, and VCR/DVD player won't work

Playing any source on Chan 3 requires RF coax cable connects hook-up.One is in from source box, other is out to tv.I think you have the coax cables reversed!.......T.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, it would appear that the only INPUT possible is through the RF connector. Should this be the case, a workaround would be to connect the RF OUT of a VCR to this RF/ANT/Cable IN of the TV, set the TV to Channel 3. An RG59 patch cable would do the job. Should you want to connect a DVD, connect the Video/Audio OUTPUT of the DVD to the Video/Audio INPUT of the VCR. Incidentally, the regular cable/ant should be connected to the RF IN of the VCR.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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Can't get my DVD player to work...

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If I understand your posting/description right, you have:
1, a Sanyo TV with only 1 video input;
2. you have a DVD player with only video output; and
3. you have a VCR (which I will assume to be with both video input and output).

Your query, if I may clarify, is how to hook them up so that you need not connect/disconnect any video cable when you want to switch video source from either DVD or VCR.

If that is what you want, then connect:
a. audio/video OUT of your DVD to audio/video IN of the VCR;
b. audio/video OUT of your VCR to audio/video IN of the TV.

The above described connection would allow you to:
i. watch DVD movies on your TV (your VCR must be powered ON and set to Video INput, your TV must be powered ON & set to Video INput);
ii. watch tape movies from your VCR without disconnecting/connecting cables.

Additionally, this arrangement would allow you to record DVD movies in your VCR. Further, connecting your cable/aerial to the RF INput of your VCR would allow you to do the same with a TV/Cable program.

Incidentally, if one of your units (TV, VCR, DVD) would only have a single audio input, it is still possible since some models uses the white audio RCA connector as either left or mono, the red is right. You can also use a 2 female RCA to 1 RCA male adapter as shown below to joint the red/white audio.


Hope this be of some idea/help. Pls post back how things turned out or should you require additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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