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Connecting VCR/DVD combo

Hi, I can't see a line and audio in on the back of the TV. How do I connect my DVD/VCR combo unit to it? Hi. I have a TV that I do not use as a tv... no cable, no antenna. I just want to be able to hook up my Insignia dvd/vcr and use it to watch movies, but I'm having trouble connecting it all. My tv has the following connections: S-video, R,L video; video in.  My dvd/vcr has a bewildering array of connections: vcr line in (audio L, R, video); dvd/vcr out (audio R, L, video); component/ progressive scan video out Pr Pb Y; Audio out R L; coaxial (the last two are labeled DVD exclusive out). Can I hook it up so that I can just watch dvds or videos without having to switch the cables? Do I need to change anything if I want to record a video to DVD?

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Re: connecting VCR/DVD combo

Confusing! TV with NO yellow,red white input ? Buy an RF
adapter Radio Shack about 30.00.....TV has input ? = yellow
video,audio R,L from Insignia source dvd/vcr out ( audio R,L,
video {yellow} ) You don't need to switch cables.As to record
feature,consult owners manual..................................T

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One of my good friends is an ol Fred so I felt compelled to stop in and help!
I'm not sure of your setup, but if you've got a combo DVD/VHS unit, make sure that you have out puts to the TV for Both parts separately... You can designate by accessing the TV's onscreen menu and setting up a separate source for DVD and one for VHS. I've found on my projection TV that it's best to use the Coax cable connections for the VHS to TV.
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you will only be able to get digital surround( dolby digital ) from your dvd player( by the coax or optical digital connections ) , the rest will only be in virtual surround

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Salutations elderhostel,

Looking at your unit, it would appear that you would need to connect your VCR to the line listed Video In 1. Standard setup would allow for the red and white audio connections, and the yellow video connection (or S-video if your VCR provides this output). You then should be able to select Video 1 with your TV/Video button on your remote.

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