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Buy a new set composite video,hook up a new pair of composite

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    the RCA composite video cable,it worn out.replaced it.

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I have a apex 32-inch tv model (AT3208S), This tv was connect to a converter box, the other day electric power went out in our area for about 8 mins or less, once the power was back on the tv screen was...


OK, I have one of these TVs, and here's a thought: There's nothing wrong with the TV nor with the cable converter box. Please bear with me. Since I don't know how much you may know about TVs in general and this one in particular, I'm going to assume you know nothing and go from there.

This TV has several different "inputs", which are ways a signal can be transferred from its source to the TV, where it "outputs" the video image. I believe this particular TV has 5 different inputs: In descending order of the quality of the video signal, there're one S-video input (a 4-pin video connector plus red & white audio), three composite video inputs (3 connectors each: yellow video and red/white audio--audio connectors are the same for both s-video and composite), and one coax connector (a single large screw-on connector with a little wire sticking up through the center of it) for a total of five different inputs.

The problem with these Apex TVs is that they always default to the Antenna/coax input first when they are restarted. Most people use the TV to display an input signal (like the cable box or a DVD player) connected either to the S-video or to one of the 3 composite video inputs, not to the coax input, which just displays the channel numbers from 1-125 when it's set to do that (hit the "display" button on your remote to toggle showing the channel numbers for the coax input). If there's no signal coming into the coax input, the screen with appear blue. (If it's blue, it simply means it's not getting a signal via the input to which the TV is currently set. You can turn off the blue screen in the menu settings, but then you'll just get a blank screen. It's probably better just to leave the screen blue; at least you can tell the TV's actually trying to display something that way.)

You have to manually select the proper input by pressing the "video" button either on the remote (lower right corner) or the "video" button directly on the TV (hidden control panel under the middle of the margin around the bottom of the TV screen. You'll have to press on the door, and the whole control panel rolls open to reveal another set of composite inputs and some buttons. The video button is the one farthest to the left.)

Anyhow, by pressing the video buttons, you'll cycle through the various inputs. Assuming your cable converter box is functioning properly, powered on, receiving a signal from the cable company, and connected to the TV via a(n) appropriate wire(s) connected correctly, you should see the output from the cable box on the screen when you cycle through to display the proper video input.

Another possibility: the power outage fried the input to which your cable box was connected on the back of the TV. If that's the case, your cable box would probably also have sustained damage. You can check to see if the various video inputs on the TV are working by connecting different source inputs (like a BluRay/DVD/VCR player, video game console, video camera, etc.) to one of the other inputs and see if you get a picture when the TV is set to the appropriate inputs. (Remember, the "video" button is what selects/changes/cycles through the various video inputs.) One of the sets of inputs went bad on my TV. I just use the other ones.

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I would like to run my TV sound out of my TEAC AG-D9100. Can I connect my TV sound output to the VCR/VIDEO4 input without a video input and then switch to VCR VIDEO4 to get the output sound? I have the...


Yes, and if you have a cable/sat/dvr box why don't you just run ITs best TV-related audio into the receiver without watering it down through your TV?

I'm not so sure that running the TV video through anything else serves any purpose. Once TV has it where else do you need it?

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When I am connecting my Wii with the receive, sound is coming okay but no video with I put in Yellow


in your menu ther is a place to assign video inputs. i suspect that the video input you are using for your game is not set to composite (you say that you are using the yellow, that would only work for composite). Search through your video menu til you come upon the part that says assign video inputs. then pick the correct (number 1, 2, front panel, etc) input and change it so it reads analog or composite. that should allow you to pass the video portion. if all else fail you can always connect the video portion to the tv directly.

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My television screen went black, but there is has sound


Make sure your tv is on the right input first of all. The newer flat panel lcds combine the componenent video (red , blue, green) with the composite video and audio (yellow, red, white). If your tv is on the component input then you hear audio from the composite input since the audio inputs (red, white) are shared. Look for a source or tv input button on your remote or the tv itself and try pressing this button unti you see a picture with sound.

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Tv works jsut no pic black and white screen says weak or no signel?


If it says "weak or no signal", this means your are not showing the correct input or have no channels programmed.

To find the the correct video input:
1. turn On the device you are trying to see
2. press the [input] button on the side of the TV until you get a picture (wait 3 seconds between pressing the button)

You program the TV by accessing it in the User Menu.

Also, You may access the inputs using the TV remote. Each input button (V4 and V5) may need to be pressed muliptle time to access the picture . When you press this on the remote you will notice the input change from Composite 1, Component 1, S-Video. V5 will show composite 2 and component 2. Using the side panel allows youto scan all inputs in case you are not sure.

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Reciever problem


How do I connect direct tv to denon and then get sound

If the RCA TV has HDMI input connect as follows:

1. Connect an HDMI cable from the Directv box to an HDMI input on the Denon.
2. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI out-put on the Denon to the RCA TV
3. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select HDMI input Denon is connected to TV.
4. On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto


If the RCA TV has Component input (Green,Red,Blue) connect as follows:

5. Connect Component Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Component Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
6. Connect a Component Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Component Video input.
7. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select component input Denon is connected to TV.
8. On front of denon press the input mode button to select aut


If the RCA TV has Composite input (Yellow) connect as follows:

9. Connect Composite Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Composite Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
10. Connect a Composite Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Compositet Video input.
11. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select composite input Denon is connected to TV.
On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto

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Setting up mintek 100 dvd player to cable box to tv


Newer TVs have multiple inputs. Mr Mark is correct, you generally do not daisy-chain Audio/Video units unless you are using a recording device. Cable box to Cable input on TV. DVD player to other inputs.

Let's get some terminology out of the way. Specifically for the Mintek DVD-1600. There are NO inputs.

Coaxial Audio out (orange) is for digital audio only. Usually connects to stereo reciever for Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Not for TV.

S-Video (black w/4 small holes, 1 square) is for better quality video than composite. Use this to TV instead of Composite if you have a S-Video input on your TV.

Composite (Yellow) Older video input type. Works just fine. Connect to TV.

Audio Output ( Red & White) for analog stereo only. Goes to TV. Red=right, White=left channels.

Component Video Out (Blue, Green White) is the newest video output type in this unit. Better than S-Video. Use this option if available on your TV instead of S-Video or component.

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Connection problem with Denon 589 and direct tv


If the RCA TV has HDMI input connect as follows:

1. Connect an HDMI cable from the Directv box to an HDMI input on the Denon.
2. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI out-put on the Denon to the RCA TV
3. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select HDMI input Denon is connected to TV.
4. On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto


If the RCA TV has Component input (Green,Red,Blue) connect as follows:

5. Connect Component Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Component Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
6. Connect a Component Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Component Video input.
7. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select component input Denon is connected to TV.
8. On front of denon press the input mode button to select aut


If the RCA TV has Composite input (Yellow) connect as follows:

9. Connect Composite Video and Audio cables from the Directv box to a Composite Video and Audio input on the Denon (TV, DBS,VCR).
10. Connect a Composite Video cable from the Denon to the RCA TV Compositet Video input.
11. Select input the DirecTV is connected to at the Denon, at TV select composite input Denon is connected to TV.
On front of denon press the input mode button to select auto

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Component input makes all pictures black and white?


You can also check to make sure you're on the correct TV input. I've seen this happen if you use S-Video for example, and the TV is set to a composite input by mistake. If you're using S-Video make sure the yellow composite cable is unplugged.

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RCA F32650 TV-Input 2 -Can I connect both Composite and Component video at same time?


I think you are right about VHS up front.......One more option =
buy a seperate video input switch box..then you wouldn't need
to use front input ........T.

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