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"Line In" mode (on both TV & VCR) -- (Please help) "Get (them) Back to "Normal"!"

While watching Comcast Cable -- routed through the F361 VCRinto a Samsung TV (Model # TT20A54) via standard "coaxial cable" -- Iaccidentally hit a button (don't know which) on a (universal? Zenith) remotecontrol -- that "triggered" the TV into "Line In"("mode"); and I cannot "trigger it back out"...

What I've tried:

1.  TV has no "TV-Video" toggle switch (it's a combo TV/VCR)
2.  When I bring up the "menu screen" for the TV"Settings" -- I cannot select the various options of: "antenna", or "cable AFN", or "cable HFN?"; --but it stays "stuck" on the "standard cable" option Only!
3.  I cannot view the Hitachi VCR "menu screen" -- to determinewhether it is set on "Line In" mode -- but I suspect that it is;because an "L" shows on the front panel display when I depress the"channel down" remote button; whereas, (beforehand) while watching"cable (Comcast)" -- I believe that it went to "Channel 1"(or "Aux" (Auxiliary)) mode on the TV screen.
4.  I've turned off both the TV & VCR (disconnected power) -- but bothseem to still "come up" in the same "line in" mode.
5.  Hitachidoes not have a user's manual (so I could determine how to "reset"the VCR) -- since it's an older model; and Samsung has no user's manual --since it is a "non-USA" (or European type-style) power cord!

(Note:  6.  I can still watch videos just fine on theSamsung (TV/VCR combo)).

My Ideas at present are:

1.  Find a (different) more versatile? Universal Remote -- to see if itmight have a "toggle switch" to "trigger" the VCR, and/or theTV into "normal" (rather than "Line In") mode; or

2.  Use a (different) TV -- hook it into the Hitachi F361 VCR (hoping thatit also will not be triggered into "Line In" mode) -- and attempt tobring up the VCR menu screen -- which would allow me to reset the VCR into"normal" mode; -- but, would that also (subsequently) trigger theSamsung TV back into "Normal" mode?

Thanks for your wonderful help!!

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Re: "Line In" mode (on both TV & VCR) -- (Please help)...

It sounds like you need to get a universal remote that has an av setting on it usuall this is 0 or an av button this shoud toggle between these modes sorry couldnt be any more help

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