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How to connect converter box, analog tv, and dvd/vcr

I have a Magnovox video cassette & dvd player combo, model # DV200MW8. I have an RCA analog TV with 1 cable port in the back and 3 RCA jacks ports. Previously, my Maganavox VCR/DVD player was connected to the TV from 3 RCA jacks into the back of the TV from the back of the VCR/DVD player. The antenna cable from the rabbit ears ran into the single cable port in the back of the TV. Now, the antenna cable from the rabbit ears runs into the In From Antenna port in the back of my converter box, and the 3 RCA cables run from the back of the converter box into the back of the TV. This is how I had to do the digital conversion and it works fine. The problem is, how do I now connect the DVD/VCR? There is no cable port in the back of the DVD/VCR--input or output--so I can't run a coaxial cable from the DVD/VCR into the (now) open cable port on the back of the TV.

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are you kidding? seems not.,
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