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Old tv has only one connection . How to connect to new vcr

I have an old TV that has its only signal in via a coaxial cable.
I have a new vcr with audio/video cord.
Is there an adapter? How can I continue to use my old TV.

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There are several methods you can use for your hook-up. It really just depends on your existing equipment. Usually the issue is that the TV only has RCA inputs. It would be surprising if your new device did not have both RCA and coaxial cable out connectors. If it does then just use the coaxial connector as this will carry both the audio and video signals.

If this is not the case and your new device has only the RCA type connectors then you will need an RF modulator to connect between the two devices.

You can also use a cable tuner box to connect the two devices as most cable boxes are equipped with a variety of connectors such as coaxial, RCA and S-video.

If you have cable box check the rear connections. If it has multiple connections just use the a/v coming out of the player to the a/v in on the cable box. Then to the TV by the coaxial cable. Accessing the player depends on the cable box. It may require you to switch the source from the remote or it may switch automatically when the player is powered up.
If you have other devices in the system or you have any problems or are just unclear on something please let me know and I'll try and help.
Hope this helps


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Go to walmart,radio shack, or electronics store. You want to purchace a RF modulator. Not expensive.

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