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You have a flat panel TV....cable wire from outside/wall to cable box in, cable wire from cable box out to VCR/DVD in (make sure this is on Ch 3)....cable wire from VCR/DVD out to TV (make sure this is on Ch 3)....... place tape in or dvd press play (please note if you record the cable box needs to be on...this is that new digital)

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I have an older TV with only an antenna hook-up, a VCR, a DVD recorder and a converter box that I would like to hook all together. I can get the VCR to work, but don't really know how to hook the DVD...


Try this. You will need 2 RF cables and a RCA cable that has a red, black, and yellow plug on each end.
  1. Plug the antenna signal into the converter box.
  2. Connect the RF output (TV out) of the converter box to the RF input on the VCR
  3. Connect the RF output (TV out) on the VCR to the TV
  4. Finally, plug the DVD recorder into the converter box also, but use the 3 RCA cables that came with it (audio left, right and video).


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How do I hook up my old VCR to an insignia tv?


You will need a converter to record onto a VCR. I can't remember the when the FCC require VCR to have digital, but I know yours old enough it has an analog tuner. Take your antenna connection to the in on the converter box, then you can take the out from the converter box to the in on the vcr and finally take the out to tv to the tv. To record you have to have the vcr on 3 or 4 and use the converter box to do the channel changing.

Another way would be take the in to the converter and use RCA cables to the line in on the vcr, and line out to the to the tv. This will give you stereo sound.

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Would like to record from my tv to my magnavox dvd/vcr combo box


If I understand your request right, You do not have cable or satellite box.
You can not record from your TV. You use the TV as a monitor from the dvd/vcr combo box. What the box receives is what shows on the TV. So you will have to have a digital convertor hooked to the (antenna in) dvd/vcr combo box, (antenna out to the tv antenna in) Depending on the antenna you are using that is on the other end of your cable-in coax connection this will hook to your antenna in on the digital convertor box. If your cable is hooked up and operating correctly and directly to the tv that is digital ready you probabbly have a good picture. When the vhf/uhf signal was transmitted you could go from the dvd/vcr to the tv with no problem. But now that the signal is digital and the tv is set for digital the dvd/vcr will not pass a digital signal to the tv. Best suggestion, you have to get a digital dvd/vcr receiver. If you have more question please contact me.

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I ahve a hdtv and a vcr how do I connect all three together and a diagram,please, Thanks joe


i dont know how to make a diagram but i will give the best instructions
make sure you follow these instructions so you will take advantage of your tv best possible picture if you hook it up some other way you will not get that great a picture
sat cable
coax from wall to box-use a hdmi cable only no other cable its pure digital connect to the out section on box and in section on tv
dvd
if dvd has hdmi out from dvd to in on tv the same as step one if dvd does not have hdmi then you will use commponent cables red green blue for picture and red and white for audio out from dvd to in on tv
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since you cant record hd on vcr you will just hook it up with yellow red and white (composite cables)out from vcr to in on tv.
if done any other way it may work but not digital and not best picture available to you

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Hook-up


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;
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Dvd/vcr with ** hookup for cable tv


Just hook your antenna or whatever wire you have currently connected to the TV to the input on the new recorder, and you'll be to record anything you can watch now.

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Rca vcr


there a a bunch of different ways. 1) if you don't have a cable box hooked up to this tv,plug the main cable wire into the vcr input then the vcr outout to the tv.2) if you do have a cable box, plug the main cable into the cable box input, then the output to the vcr input, then the vcr output to the tv. put both the tv & vcr on channel 3 for this connection. [ you must have the vcr on channel 3 to record from the cable box!] 3) if you have aux line/video or source inputs on the back of your tv,you can hook up rca cables [ red, white,& yellow ] from the rca outputs on the vcr to the tv inputs.
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At the end of my wires


If you use scart cables you almost cannot go wrong. You can either hook one scart from your DVD/VCR to the TV and one from the cable box to the TV, and switch using the A/V button on your TV.

Alternatively, you can hook one from your cable box to the "in-port" on your DVD/VCR, and one from the DVD/VCR to the TV. In this case you should be able to record programs from your tuner.

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DVD VHS recorder


It sounds like your cables are connceted ok, but what you neede to do is to be able the switch from one video mode to the other so lets go through the cable and vrc conncetions again just to make sure. From your cable set top box connect your component video (RGB) video out to your TV (RGB) video in via the (RGB)cables. From your VCR connect your composite video (yellow) out to your TV composite video in withe the composite video (yellow) cable. From your VCR (Left & Right audio out)connect your left and right audio connections (White and Red) to the Audio in of the TV (Left and Right). Whith this setup you should be able to use the TV to switch between the two A/V inputs using the remote control.

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