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Cant find set up screen

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i just bought it and i cant find a set up screen

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  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    need hookup diagram

  • mariedaylily Sep 22, 2008

    I have tried every way I can think of to hook this up (Magnavox ZV450MW8) and still can not get to the setup screen. At one point I had sound but no picture (which makes it impossible to set up).

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    I have an old (1986) JVC TV model C-2175 that is connected to my brand new Magnavox ZV450MW8A unit. There is no indication from the TV screen that should be there according to your manual. I am using the CB input mode with the Magnavox unit connected to the VHF B input.

  • Shirlie White-Coles
    Shirlie White-Coles Dec 28, 2008

    I can't seem to figure this out. My magnavox zv450mw8a won't dub my vhs. i hooked it up the same way my other dvd/vhs combo drive was. (although it wasn't a dvd recorder) and i want to get rid of all my vhs onto dvd. the manual is too complicated. any simpler ways? P.S> I don't have a cable box, just a cable line coming into the house. HELP PLEASE! I'm ready to take this back and just say screw it.

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  • colleenc243 Jan 08, 2009

    just hooked up system, but also hooked up to home theater, cannot get initial set up screen to display

  • chelsea92 Jan 10, 2009

    I can't get the set up screen. I can play vhs & dvds but I can't record the vhs to a dvd. I've read the manual but it is too complicated, I too would like something simpler.

  • fishermon886 May 11, 2010

    How do i get too, an do the set up to record from vhs to dvd?



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The system is not easy and I have had the same problem with my moms. The one thing I know is you have to be able to get it in the setup mode for anything to work correct. If you are using the rca jack outputs in the rear (e1 is the dvd vhs video and audio out and e2 is on the front of the box and that is for video and audio in) you have to hit source and put it to e1. When you hit source on the remote it will go from tv I believe it will say channel 3,hit it again it goes to e1 and then to e2. If you are using the cable in and out put the source to tv or ch3. to record from vhs to dvd you have to push the button on the front I believe its called dubbing. It is the only diffrent colored button. This automatically sets it up you should be able to watch the video being recorded while it is recording to the dvd. Make sure you have the correct type dvd I know the +R work. It is very important to get the setup done and that is the hardest part to get too. Also remember if you are using video out(rca jacks) you must switch your tv to video in and if you are using the old style cables you set your tv to ant1 or ant 2 depending what input you are using. The problem with this is having to know your tv and what source you have set on it, ant1 or ant2 or video 1,2,or 3. It all depends on how you take the video and audio out of the vcr/dvd player. Once again if you use rca jacks you must use the remote source button and put it to e1 and then put the other end of the jacks to video input of the tv and change the source on the tv to video also. If you use the old cable in and out you must change the source on the vcr/dvd remote to ch3 and set the tv to ant 1 or 2 depending on how may inputs you have. you must match the systems. Hope this helps

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