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RCA TV - Trying to hookup new dvd/vcr player to old tv with only antenna input

I have an older RCA TV that only has an antenna input. I am trying to hook up a new dvd/vcr player to it, and it does not have a video input on the tv. I have audio ok, I ran it through my stereo. Can you help me?


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  • SYNTEX155 Oct 22, 2008

    My cousin has the same TV but also has a VCR. If I remember right, the antenna goes to the RF adapter then to the TV. Then the DVD goes to the output on the RF and the VCR connects to the input on the RF. Is this

    right? Thanks.

  • racytracylee Apr 22, 2009

    New DVD player, red, white and yellow connections...old TV, also has red, white and yellow connections but also has that old connection for a cable that screws I guess I need an adapter piece that will take the old screw on cable and attach it to the new DVD player?



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The input on your television is probably coaxial (for cable or an antenna) which means it needs an RF modulated signal. You can find one of those at your local department or electronics stores. Just look for an "RF Modulator" or "video-RF convertor." They're most commonly used to hook video games up to older televisions.

Now, if you've got an old VCR handy, that has an external input, it already has the RF modulator built-in.

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