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Dvd into vhs input

I have my dvd payer video line into my hitachi vcr using the aux. inputs on the face of the unit. I watched a dvd the other night and it worked fine, since my grandson was playing with all of my remotes, my dvd player audio plays though my system fine but the video does not show up throught the vcr. Is there a switch, remote button, setting that will allow the DVD player to show through on the screen?

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Re: dvd into vhs input

If you can watch TV normally then it should be a button on your VCR remote. It could be "Input", "Line" or "Aux". Tvs with more than one input line will may require 2 presses on that button, one for each line. This is the best answer that I can give not seeing your remote. Any questions?

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I'm assuming the box you have this connected to is a cable converter box. If this is true, it won't have inputs for video and audio; those RCA jacks are outputs to a TV or other device that can take that kind of input. Connecting your VCR outputs to those jacks does nothing.

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