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tv vcr dvd help needed

by Crestain / February 27, 2006 10:42 AM PST

hello, we have dish network with a digital recorder. the dish cable gos to the dvr receiver then a coaxe cable to the vcr as per the dish instructions.then a coaxe cable goes from the vcr out to auxiliary on the back of the tv? its the only input i can get a picture with. the uhf/vhf input doesnt seem to work with the vcr?the dvd is connected to the tv via s cables to the inputs on the tv(older sony 52 in projection). i managed to get the vcr to play but not record and at first had no sound, then someone told me that using the auxiliary on the tv to connect another audio s cable from vcr to tv and i got sound but at a low volume that wouldnt increase?all the in jacks on the tv are used for the dvd .this is really frustrating, any advice to a real novice would be really appreciated.

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more info????
by jcrobso / February 28, 2006 1:27 AM PST
In reply to: tv vcr dvd help needed

Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.
Please list all the inputs on your TV!!!!
RF, AV how many? ETC.
There are probably a couple of ways to do this. If your TV dosen't have a lot of inputs, you may need to get an external switch box. John

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even model numbers might help
by sirroundsound / February 28, 2006 2:19 AM PST
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If your not sure about connections, posting model numbers can also help. There are always a few ways to connect a system, and knowing what in's and out's are available will help us help you.

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thanks for the replies
by Crestain / February 28, 2006 10:15 AM PST

on the back of the tv there are two sets of video inputs #1 and #3 with one connected to the dish dvr box and the other to the dvd player and one other black cable that says s video from the dvd to the tv. the other tv connections are the uhf vhf, aux and one that says "to converter". then there are 3 inputs for moniter output and 2 for audio output both unused. the dvd is memorex and works fine and the new vcr is emerson that we just bought because we thought the other was bad when it wouldnt work.on the back of the vcr the coaxe cable connects to the video out on the dish dvr box then another coaxe to the aux. on the tv as stated before but its not right? thanks

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vcr dvd switchbox
by Crestain / March 1, 2006 10:47 AM PST
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hello, you mentioned a switchbox. can someone help with what to buy and anything else id need?

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coax switch
by sirroundsound / March 1, 2006 12:32 PM PST
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In the first message, the post wasn't clear on what type and how many connections there were, and he was asking about using an RF modulator. So based on that info, I made a recommendation for someone with a TV, that only had a coax input.
Radio shack makes coaxial A/B switches that allow 2 cable inputs into only one cable plug on a TV.
If you are refering to the other posts, there also are Audio/video switches available that will allow you to hook up 2 (or more) pieces of equipment using RCA type connectors (audio/video). There are also boxes for S-video cables if thats what you are using. Heck they make boxes for just about any type of connection you can think of, keep in mind they start to get expensive.
Radio shack and most good audio/video shops should have a couple of models to choose from. If your system is being run from a learning remote, there are some that can be controlled by remote, others will require you to get up and manually switch your source.
What all this gibberish above means, if you have a TV with at least 1 audio/video input, you can connect many things to it, VCR, DVD, Cable box, game system, digital camera and others.

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by sirroundsound / March 1, 2006 12:42 PM PST
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Sorry the first part of my last post was refering to another post from someone mentioning an RF modulator, thats the problem with answering too many posts in the same day.

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by Crestain / March 2, 2006 9:49 AM PST
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thanks for the help, i never thought about a switching box. ill check radio shack and see what they can reccomend.

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