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Watching DVD or VHS ...

I have a DVD/VCR connected to my Sharp TV - it has been a while since I have watched any movie on this tv - and I cannot seem to remember what I have to do to get the DVD/VCR picture to show thru. The dvd player is working - and you can see where the movie is playing. The TV is an old TV - purchased in the early 1990's.

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Re: Watching DVD or VHS ...

Select another input on the remote eg.
imput 1 ,2 ,composite

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Re: Watching DVD or VHS ...

I could not find the manual for your TV, but I did find one for model number 27N-S50 so hopefully they're very similar. If you DVD/VCR is connected to your TV with composite cables (the RED, WHITE, YELLOW cable set) then you need to change the input mode. There should be a button labeled Input on your remote and pressing it will cycle between the various inputs (Cable, Input1, Input2). I would guess your DVD/VCR is connected to Input 1. If you have lost the remote you should be able to get to the other inputs by using the channel selector button. Tune the TV to either the highest or lowest channel in memory and then press either the CH UP or CH DOWN button on the TV to cycle through the various inputs.

The other thing you should know is that there is a recall on this TV related to the power button. I discovered this while looking for the manual on the Sharp website. Go to this website:,2309,,00.html

Type 27R-S50 in the model box and select Television/Home Theater Projectors in the Product box then click on Get Results and you'll get information on the recall.

Also, if the info I've given about how to select the input does not work, there are links on the above site to help you get the correct manual.

Lastly, I don't get paid for this. I know it's a strange hobby, but I like to help out when I can. I hope you'll take a moment and give a prositive rating if this information has been helpful to you. Nearly half of the solutions I've posted have never been rated. Thanks and good luck.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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Dear eligas1312, Most probably your antinna is not reciving TV signals properly.Try to adjust it in a right direction at a proper height, also adjust frequency of various channel of Direct TV through menu button. regards ajay

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some tv's dont come with rca jacks, what u can do is run your rca's through a vcr and then the vcr to the televison u can do it that way, or take and buy this thing they carry at radio shack, it is a devise that you can hook your dvd player to a junction box that hooks into the same place as a vcr would in the back of your tv, hope this helps jason

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Is it varying the tuning voltage from 0v - 32v as it searches , if not then jungle/micro is faulty or check between tuner and micro/jungle

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