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Hook up vcr

I cant hook up my vcr/dvd combo. the coaxle going into the tv is different than the hook up for the vcr/dvd. the coaxle has the end that screws on, for the vcr/dvd it has the type that plugs in red,yellow, white

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The new Sony does not have the coax connections. It is crazy! If your cable box doesn't have the Audio/Video cable, you have to get a different box from the cable company. I find this new Sony annoying! I am trying to connect it also and when I attempt to use "Setup," I am getting a message that says "no S video detected." Somehow I get the Setup screen sometimes but when I attempt to use the up/down arrows to set stuff up, it changes my tv setting to VGA or HDMI. I am very frustrated with this! Help!

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Re: Hook up vcr

Yes, you need to use an Audio/Video cable (red, white, yellow) to hook to the TV. I've never seen a VCR that doesn't have coax connectors for the antenna input and TV ouput, but maybe the new ones are starting to leave that out. Normally, you run the antenna or cable coax into the VCR's input, then run another coax from the VCR output to the TV's input (or use an A/V cable)

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