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RCA Colortrack TV can't connect to a DVD

Our Tv works well but we have a combination VCR and DVD connected to it and all of a sudden the DVD quit working. VCR still works well.

The purchased another DVD and it doesn't work connected with the old VCR or just connecting the DVD directly to the TV. It is like the DVD hookup is blocked or turned off. Is that possible or do you have any idea why we can't have both a VCR and a DVD or even a DVD alone work on this TV.

The new DVD that we are trying is a RCA DRC190N and the screen just displays the word root. I believe our problem is a TV problem not a DVD problem.


Laurel Penn

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

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.

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Can't get my DVD player to work...

Your GE TV most likely doesn't have anything but a antenna input on it? If that the case to connect a DVD player you must purchase a RF modulator to convert the video and audio output of a DVD player to a channel 3 or 4 output. Here is a link for one at Radio Shack.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Grundig TV - Tuning DVD & VCR

Hi there!
If the DVD recorder has an RF out then you should be able to tune it on UHF bandwidth. The cable should run from the RF Out on the recorder to RF on the TV. Switch the recorder on, put in a DVD and press play before tuning. Some DVD's require a disc before a Menu appears. Good Luck, Regards, JUS004

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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SOURCE: VCR/DVD & Samsung TV: "weak or no signal"

Take the VCR remote, check VCR output settings ( scart1, scart2 , RCA) and signal format (PAL) etc

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Suddenly, "No Signal" display when cable box/VCR Connected to UHF/VHF Jack

How long have you owned the tv? You have two options though your best bet is to locate your nearest authorized service center to have the tv repaired.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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SOURCE: RCA ColorTrak 27" (non flat) connection to VCR/DVD combo

Yes, To change the input to video jacks, you must change the channel to 00.

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If I understand your posting/description right, you have:
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3. you have a VCR (which I will assume to be with both video input and output).

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i. watch DVD movies on your TV (your VCR must be powered ON and set to Video INput, your TV must be powered ON & set to Video INput);
ii. watch tape movies from your VCR without disconnecting/connecting cables.

Additionally, this arrangement would allow you to record DVD movies in your VCR. Further, connecting your cable/aerial to the RF INput of your VCR would allow you to do the same with a TV/Cable program.

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Hope this be of some idea/help. Pls post back how things turned out or should you require additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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