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DVD-VCR connection when there's already cable & Tivo

I have cable and Tivo on the same cooax and cannot figure out how to add a DVD-VCR (Govidieo #2140) to the mix.

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Use the RCA connections of your TV to hook up the DVD/VCR, connect the "VIDEO OUT" of your TV to the "VIDEO IN" of the VCR and "VIDEO OUT" from your VCR to one of the video inputs of your TV. You need the double connection in case you want to record something to a VHS, otherwise, just hook up a cable from "Video OUT" of the VCR to any of the "Video IN" inputs of your TV.

Posted on May 05, 2008

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Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

I am assuming that what you intend to do is:
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