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I have an old TV, which is now connected to the digital-analog converter box. How do I add a DVD player to this (it's so a not very mobile senior citizen can watch movies). Thanks very much!

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You need an RF convertor (available most electronis stores -Walmart) Check instructions of RF converter purchased
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The video audio cables (R,W,Y) should be connected to the matching colors on the RF converter and the RF cable (standard cable)should be connected from the RF conv. where it say "to TV" to the TV and the TV should be set to either Ch3 o Ch4 (you can usually choose on the RF conv.) the cable from the cable provider should be connected to where it says "in from antenna or cable in on the RF conv.

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