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Connecting a tv, digital cable box, vcr & dvd together

I have a cogeco cable digital box (Canadian), a magnavox VCR, a rca DVD player and a sanyo TV.  I want to connect them all together.  I currently have the DVD player and the cable working but the VCR is not.  I had the VCR working when i had satelite but now that the cable guy installed the cable box, I can't get the VCR to work.  Help!!

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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    Magnavox Digital TV, Phillips DVD player, Sanyo VCR.

    I do not have enough connections at the back of TV for both of the other devices.

    HOW??? do I connect them? Help.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    Magnavox TV, Sanyo VCR, Philips DVD player

    How can I connect these components

    There are not enough jacks on back of TV to connect both of these with the 3 prong standard connection cable.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    Hve sanyo 24 inch tv, only has one connection in back, bought a new magnavox dvd and orion vcr do i hook the 3 up to work. Also have digital cable box to contend with HELP HELP!!! [email protected]

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    My center channel does not work properly. It seems to have a short because I have to "wiggle" the wires at the connector in order to get the sound on the center channel.

  • Maronoff May 16, 2008

    I have a zenith tv with a zenith vcr plus with a magnavox digital to analog converter all hooked together. (converter to vcr to tv - in that order). The tv works fine with the digital converter, but the vcr doesn't record anymore.

  • russ lentol Jun 09, 2008

    I too have this problem- my brother has a mitsubishi tv, sony dvd player and a super vhs vcr. He also has cable tv- no box. I can only figure a way to connect one component to the tv at a time. What am I missing?

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    I have a Zenith TV, connected to DVD player and a VCR. When I connected the new digital cable box. The DVD Player does not work.

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I have an RCA television hooked up to a DVD/VCR combo player and a PS 2 console. I'm not sure if I need an antenna for the digital converter box to work properly on my tv (it didn't come with an antenna). I've plugged it in to my dvd/vcr and now nothing will show up when i turn my PS2 console on. Anyone have any ideas?



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Hi ccraigo
To answer your question;
Your motorola will connect directly(not through the dvd) to the tv set into one of the input ,(preferably using hdmi or component cables for hd) and the dvd will use a different input,
All you have to do then is switch between which one you want to watch.
Hope this help Cheers

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David Dunn

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SOURCE: The buttons assigning DVD, TV,

There are facilities to CHOOSE the digital assignment. I've seen where extended power loss will randomly lose custom settings. Open the manual.

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