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Input source change on remote for tv

There is a direct tv box already connected, but trying to connect a dvd player as well and thought could plug dvd directly into tv and change input source with remote, and that is where i am stuck

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Are there not enough ports? You can buy port splitters to add more connections to your tv. Also, some surround sound receivers have port switchers too.

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