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What cables do i use to connect to the tv...the vcr has yellow and white areas to connect and the antenna....it tapes, but i do not get a picture when i play it

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First off, you need to hook up audio and video by using either an A/V cable or a coaxial to connect the VCR player to the TV, for the A/V cable, the yellow, white and red jacks are coded, match the jacks up with the wires, put one end of the A/V cable to the VCR player OUTPUT jacks and the other end to the INPUT jacks in back of TV. For the coaxial cable, connect the OUT TO TV or OUTPUT jack of the VCR to the ANT. IN or INPUT JACK of the TV. Connect the power cables of both units to wall outlets, and then you're set. Good luck to you!

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I'm assuming the box you have this connected to is a cable converter box. If this is true, it won't have inputs for video and audio; those RCA jacks are outputs to a TV or other device that can take that kind of input. Connecting your VCR outputs to those jacks does nothing.

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