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Video input jacks work on front of TV but not on the back.

When we plug in our new DVD player into the front Video Input Jacks everything seems to work fine but the cables are in the way of closing the doors on our entertainment unit.  When we plug the cables into the back of the TV we just get a black screen with AV in the corner. Do you have any suggestions?

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Re: Video input jacks work on front of TV but not on the...

Do you have any input jacks on the sides? i do.

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Supergirl 13 color tv/dvd combo plays CDs but not DVDs...

If cleaning did not fix it the optical pickup for that unit is damaged in some way---if the set has audio/video INPUT jacks on it just buy a DVD player and hook it to the set.

If no jacks you are finished--DVD portion of the unit if available costs more than the entire set.

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I have an external DVD player. When I plug it in the back of my RCA 20" TV/DVD combo, model BD20TF10 through rca cables there is only sound and no video. When I plug it with an S-video cable I get...

Ok, this seems to be a common problem amongst us techno-phobic couch potatos ( just kidding), sounds like tv input is not selected on right channel input. make sure pins on s-video are not bent or missing, if they are, you need a new s-video cable, try connection through the red/white/yellow cables, make sure that you have correct input selected on tv set ( example: S-video, component1 , aux 1,HDMI1, and so on.) put dvd in player and keep going till you get the right one. in ,my experience, the R/W/Y cable is component1 and of course, s-video, is well, s-video, kinda self explanatory...

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Absolutely you better bet it can, just hook up the cables to the front and select the input on your tv and you should be ok. For the internal DVD try running a cleaning disk you never know it could be just dirty.
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If the TV doesn't have video/audio input jacks (I don't think this model does) and the DVD player has only video/audio outputs and no RF (channel 3 or 4) output, then you will need an RF converter. They're only about $15 or so. They need to be plugged into an electric outlet, so you may want to get a surge protected outlet strip (if you don't already have one) to plug everything into. Then just hook up the DVD's A/V outputs to the converter and tell Mom to put the TV on channel 3 and make some popcorn.

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Can't change TV to AV input.

dont bother trying to do it but then i got the same problem :)

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How do I get sounds when I use the red green blue rca hook ups?

The red, blue and green RCA hook up is just video. You must also use the red and white pair of RCA jacks for the audio. You can usually find the audio red and white jacks right below the video red, blue and green RCA jacks. Get yourself an audio RCA cord with the red and white connectors and run that from your video device audio output to the audio input of the TV that corresponds with the video input of the TV. An example would be if the red, blue and green are on the "Video 1" input of your TV you will find the red and white audio input for "Video 1" right below or right next to the video inputs.

The red, blue and green video jacks are called "component video" and they only have a video signal for high definition video, so you must also run a separate audio line for it. The same holds true for the yellow video RCA connector, that one is called "composite video" and it also has only a video signal with no audio.

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Your cable box and TV should have RCA input jacks (Red, White, and Yellow) Red & White are for Audio and Yellow is for video feed...

HD Receivers & HD TV's are just slightly more upgraded with better video feed connections.
HD video can use three color coded RCA jacks for the video feed or a HDMI cable; if you can use the HDMI connection on your TV I recommend using that because it's less confusing to plugin the input cables. Try turning your TV to it's side to see what inputs you have available to connect your device to.

After you have it pugged your device into the input jacks press the "Input" key on your TV remote and power up the device.
Most TV's have more than one input, so you may have to cycle through the TV inputs by press the input key again until the video feed is displayed.
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