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No picture I hooked up a sylvania dvd/cd player with video cassette recorder to this tv and the vcr has sound, but no picture. The dvd won't play at all. What am I doing wrong?

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Check the cables it sounds like they are connected wrong do you have more than one input on the tv ? you can only run one of the devices at one time let me know

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