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Switching my tv from tv setting to video setting to play vcr

I got a older rca 25 inch swivel base tv from my father inlaw. I hooked up my dvd/vcr player to the rca plugs on the back. How do i switch from tv to video to play my dvd/vcr?? is there a button or switch somewhere??? HELP!

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  • rcaboy Mar 23, 2008

    you would think so, but no.

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Should be a button on the TV or remote that says Video or Mode. Make sure player is on before hitting the button and wait a few seconds.

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