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Connecting dvd/vcr combo with tv and digital cable box.

Hey, I have a toshiba t.v. model 32a14 and digital cable and a memorex dvd/vcr combo model mvd4544 and I'm connecting the red,yellow and white cables to the back of the dvd/vcr combo and to the back of the t.v. and while the combo is on all I see is my regular t.v. screen. Can't even get to a blue screen. I am completely lossed and confused please help!!!!!!

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  • hiresa Mar 03, 2008

    Thanks for answering back. The port I would need to connect the cable out to the vcr in does not fit. Do I have to get an adaptor of some sort?


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You trying to put the DVD/VCR combo between the cable box and the TV? OK, cable out goes to vcr in, vcr out goes to tv, I think you got that. Now there should be a tv/vcr button on the vcr/dvd, you need to press that when the unit is on. Also, make sure you are on the correct input on both the vcr and the tv, usually video 1 or AUX and choose line in or L1 on the vcr/dvd. If the tv/vcr button is toggled, itll completely bypass the vcr/dvd player.

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    Steven Wander Mar 03, 2008

    Cable out and VCR in should both be red white and yellow RCA style jacks. If you are trying to connect the VCR to the HDMI or other HD style multi pin jack on the digital cable box, it wont work as the VCR can only use coaxial or RCA inputs. I have not seen a VCR that can take an HDMI cable, but I have seen a hi-def DVD use a HD out. There is a slight chance that the cable box has a coaxial out and the vcr has a coaxial in but thats kinda rare today on HD capable boxes. Email me directly and we'll get this figured out pishta68 at hotmail dot com.

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