I have an old TV and therefore nowhere to connect a DVD. So, I took my Phillips DVD/VCR (DVD 750VR) and hooked that up - you would think, problem solved?! Well, no... now in this day in age, this girl wants to be able to play AVI's and this DVD won't do it! So, I tried hooking my stand alone DVD that plays AVI's in the Video slot in the front of the machine - it has all 3 plugs for it! But I can't find my instruction book for this machine, so I can't figure out how to access this other DVD!
I know back in the olden days, this is how they made such things as Atari work but I feel I'm missing something!
Can you help?
Get a three-way aerial connector for the back of your TV. It'll only cost you about £1. All it is, is an extra aerial socket where you can attach you dvd player.
It has 2 Female and 1 Male connector on it. You put the Male connector into your TV where the aerial goes. Then plug in your Aerial into one of the Female connections. Then plug in your dvd player via the coaxial lead ( not a scart lead) into the other Female connection. And turn on your dvd player and tune your Tv to pick up the dvd player. And hopefully that's it.
The connector your after look like a triangle shape with three metal bits sticking out where you plug in your Tv/dvd cables
Hope this helps
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If you dont have rca jacks on tv then you will need to get a converter bob with rca jacks in and anti out to tv or youcould try using your vcr with the rca jacks on it and put rca cable from dvd out to rca vido in and audio in then hook up your anti cable out to anti in on tv.should work cam corders do.
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. :)
audio out from your tv to your reciever gives low output? how do you have everything hooked up i have vcr to tv dvd to vcr audio to my reciever and vcr tv thru piggy back plugs therefore i can only have tv audio or reciever or both
first you do connect cable to your > combo VCR / DVD player & recorder then connect to > to your TV: cable coax output or if that cable have video/audio ouput is going to INPUT >to combo VCR / DVD player video / audio output is going to INPUT > to TV,.that's the time you can record and playback; click below for more information in hooking up:
depending on how you hooked it up; if thru coax cable the you have to use channel 3 or 4 on the tv to use Philips. If you are connecting with video and audio cables then you have to select a/v input on tv to use.
This problem has been around for some time when connecting a DVD player to an older tv, and now has become a problem with newer VCR's. You must purchase a device called an RF Modulator which will allow you to connect to the older tv. We sell them at our shop for $30.00 but I have seen them quite often for $65.00 and up...so it pays to shop around.