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Dvd/vcr player is hooked up but not playing...

My dvd/vcr player has the cables hooked to the front of my TV (no cable hookups on the back of the TV)
I got the TV to show me the set-up menus and I got the clock set etc, and the vcr tape played very nicely.
My problem is: Now I can't seem to get to the GAME screen again, which is where I was when the tape played for me.
Am I supposed to have the TV set on a specific channel.
We do not have cable or a satelite dish.
I am very confused about this whole thing.

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Re: dvd/vcr player is hooked up but not playing...

Yes. You definitely need to set your TV on a specific channel - GAME, in your case. Check your TV manual how to get to that GAME channel.

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