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How to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

I got the converter box to work, now I can't get a signal through the coverter box to the tv for my dvd or vcr. How do I get this connection to pass through as my tv only had one connector for incoming signals. prior to this I had the antenna and dvd/vcr cable on a split adapter attached to this one connector on the tv. I moved this connector to the converter box, and I have tv signals but can't get signals from the dvd or vcr players.

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Re: how to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

Here is my setup.
1) Separate DVD player 2) Separate VCR 3) Digital to Analog Converter box 4) Analog TV 5) Rabbit ears (UHF/VHF) antenna
The antenna goes into the converter box.   The RF-output of the converter goes into the RF-Input of the VCR The DVD output goes into the front input jacks of the VCR The VCR RF-output goes into the TV RF-Input The VCR Line output goes into the front of the TV
To watch DVDs, we turn on the DVD player, turn on the VCR, and set the VCR channel to L2, and tune the TV to channel 3.  The converter is off.
To auto record on the VCR, the converter must be tuned to the station being recorded.  The converted must be turned on, the TV can be off. 
To watch VCR tapes, turn the TV and VCR on.  The TV is set to channel 3.  Just press play on the VCR.
To Watch TV.   Turn the TV and converter on.  The TV is set to channel 3.   Change the stations using the converter.  

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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Re: how to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

I have a great solution. Maybe for once someone can post a response thats not full of confusing abbreviations and typos. you can't even read that!

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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Re: how to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

How do I hook up a digital converter box to a TV, a VCR, a DVD Player/Recorder?

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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Re: how to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

I am now able to record tv shows with my dvd recorder/vcr recorder/player. I also have my old vcr hooked up to it. I did it all by myself! Woohoo! Here's what I did: Back of dvr/output (r,w,y cable) to tv input Front of dvr (r,w,y cable) to converter box. Antenna to converter box Antenna in Converter box coaxial cable "to tv" to Vcr rf in Vcr coaxial cable rf out to tv Turn on Converter box. Turn tv on and change input to Video 1. Turn on Dvr. make sure source is set to "front"

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Re: how to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

I have a converter box and i vant see my dvds

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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Re: how to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

I have a dvd/video recorder (Samsung) with no tuner. I can't figure out how to record a tv Show. Can someone help

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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Re: how to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

I have an RCA converter box and lost my instructions. Where can I get another set? I am having trouble getting my DVD player and VCR to work.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

Re: how to connect my dvd & vcr with the converter box

I bought a magnavox vcr/dvd i called for help and they helped me to set it up the problem us the vcr runs ib 2 the canle box runc on 3 its a dv225mg9/vcr on 2 cable box 3 in order to run this i have to take my tv clicker and minus to get the vcr and plus to get the tv i cannot record un less i set up something which i didn't get a good answer from the co,who seemed not to know very much about this uni t i'm readt to give up and return iy they are going to charge me 9.00 for open box resale and i din;t know what to do i am replacing a magnavox which hooked up fine i don;t undewrstand why

Posted on May 06, 2008

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WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO SET-UP TV, VCR, DVD, & DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX?


Connect the antenna to the converter box. Connect the output of the converter box to the vcr. Connect the output of the vcr to the tv. Connect the dvd to the component input (Red-White-Yellow) of the tv (if there is one. If not then connect the dvd to the component input of the vcr.
With this arrangement you will be able to tape programs on the vcr if you want. If the vcr is not on the signal from the converter box will pass through to the tv.

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I have a new digital tv but can't get my vcr/dvd player recorder to work. Can I use the converter box on a digital tv? will it work to record and play.


The output connection from the VCR/DVD needs to be different for the new digital TV. Instead of using the RF output from the VCR, use the video and audio outputs and connect them to the video and audio inputs on the digital TV. When you want to watch the VCR, select "video in" on the TV. The digital converter box should be hooked to the input of the VCR so you can record programs off-air.

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Converter box


3/23/09 --- I don't understand why you would hook your converter box or antenna to your DVD Player. Converter box is only functional between an antenna and a vcr (and/or a TV). DVD Player hooks directly to TV (NOT thru a vcr, coding on dvd discs will screww up the signal and make it fade!) Good luck.

Mar 20, 2009 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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I have separate dvd player and vcr, how do I hook coverter box up


It took some time, but I finally have this figured it out so everything works.

I have the same setup, but I had one additional piece to the puzzle that I had to figure out. I have an older TV and use and antenna, but had to buy an Audio/Video RF Modulator a couple of years ago to use my VCR & DVD player with the old setup.

Get yourself an Audio/Vido RF Modulator (you can pick one up for about $20-30).
Connect the TV to the RF Modulator.
You should have 2 connectors for your antenna. Connect one to the converter "To Ant" and the other to the RF Modulator.
Connect the convertor A/V cable to "IN" on your VCR.
Connect the cable from converter "To TV (RF)" to "UHF/VHF from Ant" on VCR.
Connect the VCR "OUT" cable to the RF Modulator.
Connect DVD A/V cables to A/V input on VCR.

Your TV should be set to Channel 3 (or 4, depending on your setup) and depending on your "input" connections, you should be able to view vidoes from VCR like this and DVD by changing the input (the button should be on your VCR or other remote). For ex. my input changes on my VCR from channels, to L1 & L2. My converter & VCR play on L1 and DVD's play when I change it to L2.

Now, I just have to figure out how to add the converter box to my universal remote. :)
Good luck!



Feb 14, 2009 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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Need to hook up dvd/vcr combo with converter box


Connect your rabbit ears to the Insignia. Connect the Insignia to the antenna input on the "cvd/vcr combo". Now turn on the television to show the "cvd/vcr combo".

The Insignia simply goes between your antenna and your television. In your case you also have a vcr so if you want the VCR to be able to play and record digital stations you will need the Insignia between the vcr and the antenna.

Dec 28, 2008 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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Can I watch tv on 1 channel while recording another?


Unfortunately no, unless you get a second converter box. You're using the converter box to select channels, and it can only be on one channel at a time. With a second converter box, you might find you need a second antenna too (so you can get a signal on both channels). And you can't program your VCR to record on different channels (since it can't control the coverter box to change channels).

(This is a case of history repeating itself. When cable TV was new, and most TV's and VCR's weren't cable-ready, you needed to use the cable company's converter box. The same problems came up then too!)

Nov 30, 2008 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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Connect tv vcr and dvd player to digital converter box


Yes you can first connect the converter box to the antenna first. Next hook the tv out on converter box to vcr in on vcr. Next hook the vcr out to the tv in and watch vcr and converter box on channel 3 sometimes channel 4.on the actual tv and of course change channels with converter box remote. For dvd player hook it straight to tv with red,white,and yellow cables that come with your dvd player. Then to watch dvd player if it's hooked up that way you have to put your tv on a input like video 1 or input 1. This can be done by using the tv remote and looking for a button that says tv/video or input or source button. This is some common names for that button on tv remotes.

Nov 02, 2008 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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Vcr & dvd & a CONVERTER BOX


Right, you don't have to plug DVD/VCR to box, just straight to TV to operate. If you wanted to record hdtv programs from the box to the vcr or a dvd recorder then connect box to vcr/dvd recorder to TV.

Oct 16, 2008 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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Vcr dvd recorders


I assume you mean a Digital Reciever. If so, and the Digital box has two scarts, connect as follows:- Connect the VCR scart to the "Input" scart of the DVD, the output scart of this to the "VCR" scart on the Digi-box, and the "TV" scart of this to the T.V. You need BOTH switched on. On the T.V. select to view the scart that the box is on and on the DVD select to view "Scart Input". You will now be viewing the VHS. When you want to view the DVD just change the selection.

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