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I need help in connecting my audio video system correctly once and for all.

I just moved my system to another area in my house so I disconnected all cables and labeled wires so I wont make any mistakes when I reconnect it. Well, I guess I did something wrong so the dvd player has no video and but it has sound. Anyway I just want to get it all right once and for all. Ok, I have a Philips wide screen plasma, JVC dvd player, sony dvd-video player, comcast cable box and 2 front and a center speaker. Right now the tv is playing via vcr1 6 ch. It used to play by tv/dbs, what happened?

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  • DanMash Dec 21, 2008

    I have moved and am setting up my system from scratch. I have dvd sound but no picture from player. Got new surround sound speakers working. Ipod works. But, I can't get cable through the receiver or picture from dvd. My tv is a 50" Vizio. I have the dvd working through s-video and I have tried both s-video to the tv and r/w/y rca cables. My cable box only supports rca output.



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please have a look in user manual above.
regarding your dvd check for yellow socket named dvd video in----or change your video cable.

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