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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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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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may be your tv systems don't have an accessory for audio video input. but you can hookup that by using an RF modulator adapter, this is a converter from audio / video to RF signal and connected directly to your antenna connection. you can purchase that RF modulator adapter to an electronics store. 

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what kind of dvd player is it, is it for your home? car? and what kind of tv is it goin to? get back at me, jason

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