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Zenith xbr716 I just got a xbr716 could not connect it to my tv because there was no video or audio hook ups on my tv. I was told that I would need a r/f modulator, since all i had was basic cable not digital cable. I bought an rf modulator, the vhs tapes play, the dvd plays, but no cable tv comes through the recorder at

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ALL cable is digital.
What type of TV do you have? Does it have any scart conections on it? If not connect the Cable box with a scart lead to your VCR select the AV channel on your VCR, connect your VCR to your TV via the RF connection, (if it has not got one, its not a TV, its a monitor). Tune your TV in to the video channel.
You do not need an RF modulator for a home TV setup, whoever told you that is a fool.

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My fault for not looking into it sooner, Circuit City's fault for selling me something when I was very specific about what I wanted and what I wanted to do with it.

you can call zenith yourself, go to and hit the support page and eventually you'll find the phone number.

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