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1998 RCA TV Model F27242GY How do I connect a VCR/DVD player to this TV? Do I need to use a RF modulator or converter?

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If this particular model does not have your typical RCA jacks in the front or back, Yes you will have to purchase an RF converter box. This is a common problem for the older conventional TV. Visit your local electronic store. Thanks for asking and show a few hands of support!

Posted on Nov 04, 2010

  • queyanni coleman
    queyanni coleman Dec 17, 2013

    I know I need a converter box, but there is no where to plug it in. And I was referring to a different model

  • Kurt Semler Nov 12, 2016

    Connect it inline with your coaxial port. Hook up the DVD/VCR to the RCA ports on the converter box, run your cable/antenna feed into the box where it says in, and where it says "out", run another line to your TV. Select channel 3 or 4, and you will be able to watch your media on that channel.

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I am not an expert but i hope i can help you..
is it youmean digital cablebox?
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