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How Do I Get a DVD to Work with This TV?

I plugged my DVD player into the 3 inputs on the back of the TV. No DVD picture. I am using a DVR + cable TV in. What am I missing

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  • WSC3 Feb 17, 2008

    Yep, I did that. I used the remote and pressed "DVD", which set the TV to channel 3, which momentarily displays "3" on the screen. (I had previously checked the TV SetUp menu and made sure that DVD=channel 3.) But, channel 3 is displayed blank. I can't help but wonder if the incoming cable feed plugged into the TV and then feeding out of the TV into the cable DVR doesn't have some effect here. Would that override all input to the TV, even from the DVD? BTW, in setting up the DVD/VCR, I go from "out" on the DVD to "in" on the back of the TV. What am am I missing?

  • WSC3 Feb 17, 2008


    Okay, maybe I don't understand your advice clearly. I set it to "DVD" mode, but is that the same as "Video" mode? What other mode is there but video mode? What do I press on the remote for video mode? How do I tell if I'm in video mode or not?

    Sorry for the confusion.


  • WSC3 Feb 19, 2008

    Thanks! How do I put the TV in video mode? What option does that? I pressed "DVD" on the remote, but apparently that does not put me in video mode. (I only seem to have one set of video inputs on the back of the TV.) How do I put it in video mode? Why wouldn't the "DVD" button on the remote take care of that?


  • WSC3 Feb 21, 2008

    It's the original remote that came with the TV. It's an RCA as well.

  • WSC3 Feb 22, 2008

    Oh, and how do I change it back to "tuner" mode?



  • WSC3 Feb 23, 2008

    I found video mode! I get an on-screen error on the TV during video mode that says: "Unusable signal." What on earth does that mean? This is my Dad's TV, but I used to have one very similar (a little older, actually), and it would work with a DVD....

  • WSC3 Feb 27, 2008

    I selected the input button on the remote and the TV displayed the words "VIDEO" which I'm assuming indicates video mode. The message on the screen from the DVD says "Unusable signal." What does that mean?


  • WSC3 Feb 27, 2008

    Yeah, I checked the cables. If I had just one channel off or no video but audio, I'd buy into the "cables are bad" argument. Is the RF modulator the round cable connector?? Or is it patch cords on one end (for the DVD) and, what, coax on the other end? Can I get this anywhere or is it a Radio Shack only item?


  • WSC3 Mar 01, 2008

    Ok. I went over and looked at the TV again. His Comcast DVR is plugged from his antenna port on his TV into the RF on the DVR. Is this hijacking all signals so that the DVD will not work?


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My problem audio input and out put work good
video input and out put there is no picture
what is the problem?
dvd player is to check with what & how

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

Sorry, just got back from vacation..
Bottom line; I don't believe that your TV is in the Video mode...
Since I do not know what buttons are there on your remote control; Here is what I recommend,

The remote has to have either of these three buttons.
1. AUX (Auxillary Input)
2. INPUT (Input selection)
3. Antenna {Switches between different Antenna (or this case input) source}.

One of these buttons has to carry the Tuner/Video change over function. Try playing with them to see which button will turn on the DVD input connected to your TV.

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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Make sure to switch the TV's tuner mode to Video or Aux mode.
You can change the mode using the original TV remote or directly from the TV's control panel.

Again, tuner mode picks up all live broadcast airwaves and Video or Auxillary mode displays what is inputed into the TV via second device..

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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  • Edward Yoo
    Edward Yoo Feb 18, 2008

    Ok, I think I understand your problem.

    Since your cable signal and DVR is coax based (tuner mode) and using channel 3 to view, you do not have to concern about any signal mixup.

    Make sure you are not in tuner mode. The very fact that you see the channel 3 displayed for moment indicates you are indeed in the tuner mode. Again, you have to set the TV in the Video mode..

    For example, depends upon how many video inputs you have on your particular TV, let say, that you connected the in coming cables from dvd player to video1 on the back of TV, make sure the Tuner/Video mode is set to Video1 and not video2 or any other mode..

  • Edward Yoo
    Edward Yoo Feb 21, 2008

    Usually depends on the brand, the remote has input or Video button to change the tuner mode. You said it has a DVD button on your remote.. Is this remote control an original one that came with your TV or is it a generic replacement (universal) remote?

    Please tell me what kind of remote control you have..

    Pressing DVD button on your remote means you're gaining contol of your DVD player and not your TV; so it has nothing to do with changing the input signals through the back of the TV...

  • Edward Yoo
    Edward Yoo Feb 27, 2008


    just posted the last comment without being logged in.

    I hope you that will fix your DVD nightmare..^^

  • Edward Yoo
    Edward Yoo Feb 27, 2008

    Well, 'unusable signal' means either the cable feeding the signal is bad or, it is not connected properly. Double check the connection ends. make sure that video out (yellow tip) from DVD is plugged into Video in (yellow) on the TV and same for the audio left and right channel (red and black) on both ends..

    If none of these are the culprit, then I would have to say it is your TV's Video input stagej ust not working..

  • Edward Yoo
    Edward Yoo Feb 27, 2008

    If the RCA input terminals are defective only other way you can connect and view DVD player is to use a RF modulator.

    The RF Modulator connects between the DVD Player and a TV.

    outputs from the DVD connects to RF Modulator then the feed connects through coax (screw in) antenna terminal.

    The RF modulator usually costs about $30.

    That's all the suggestions I have.

    Good Luck!

  • Edward Yoo
    Edward Yoo Feb 29, 2008

    Here is a block diagram of how to connect a RF Modulator between TV and DVD player.

    You can get one from Radioshack, Bestbuy or other stores..
    Just connect the RF modulator and set your TV to channel 3 to view.

    I think you have the cable box connected your TV antenna feed

    so, you might need to purchase a A/B switch box as well.

    Ultimately, you would connect DVD feed to A and cable box feed to B.


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