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How to connect cables from tv set to dvd recorder

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Salutations pcheida08,

Depending on how your DVD Recorder is configured there may be a couple ways to connect this to your TV. The three major connections would be component connections (Red/White/Yellow) component (Blue/Green/Red) or coaxial (Basic cable line with the threaded screws).

First look at your TV, most TV's built in the last 10 years will have the component (R/W/Y) connections, older units may only have the threaded coaxial connection. If you have bought you TV recently you may see a group of five plugs Blue/Green/Red along with the Red/White.

Now check your DVD player, Again you would have the same options, if possible it is unusually best to use the component (R/W/Y) or composite (B/G/R) as the coaxial may cause problems with receiving broadcast signals and has the poorest quality of the three. As this is a DVD recorder you will also have to watch for "In"'s and "Out"'s you want to make sure any connection going to the Television is from an "Out". "In"'s are used for the signal coming in from a cable box, satellite box, or basic antenna.

Depending on how you have the unit now connected you will have to adjust your TV. If you have it connected to the coaxial connection you will need to select channels 3 or 4 depending on your area and which channels are used for broadcast. If you are using either of the other two connections you should have a Tv/Video or Aux selection in your video menu or remote.

I hope this helps.
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Posted on May 29, 2008

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