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Cannot locate an input selector to change from cable to a recorder

I am installing the SONY RDR-VX555 recorder and the first step in the setup manual is to switch the input selector on the TV so that the signal from the recorder appears on the TV. I am stuck. I cannot locate the blue screen on the TV. Any thoughts?

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Re: Cannot locate an input selector to change from cable...

Try selecting channel 00 enter on remote.....I am assuming
you are missing the original GE remote that has an input button
on it ............? Let me know.........T.

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Re: Cannot locate an input selector to change from cable...

You need the original remote controller to be able to switch input modes.Universal ones usually don't work. If you don't have the original remote and can't find it ever or if it is too expensive you can buy an rf modulator ( very cheap) and connect your dvd player, game console etc) to the modulator then connect the modulator to your antenna with a coax cable. This worked for me. It placed the connection to channel 4 and other cable channels are still working,

You can buy the RF Modulator from:

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Anyways here are the detailed instructions for connecting a DVD recorder to a TV

  1. The first step to connecting a DVD Recorder to your TV is to determine what type of connection you want to make between the TV source (Cable, Satellite, Antenna), the DVD Recorder and the TV. This is usually determined by the outputs and inputs available on the DVD Recorder and the TV.
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