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I just bought a zenith xbr716 dvd/vcr combo and have things hooked up as follows: DirecTV receiver connected to tv by coax cable. DirecTV receiver connected by a/v cables-receiver on input row and dvd/vcr on output row. Dvd/vcr connected to stereo by a/v cables-stereo going out and dvd/vcr input. My problem is that turning on the dvd/vcr gets me no picture from the machine. The TV show that I'm watching remains on. There is no way that I can find to make the setup screen for the dvd/vcr show up. There is no TV/VCR button on the remote. I have set the dvd player to AV1 using the input key on the remote (there is a display window built into the dvd that shows I have done that correctly). What do I do to see the picture? This question seems crazy for someone that isn't intimidated by hooking up electronics.

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Rf modulator fixed it.

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