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VCR on my dvd/vcr combo doesn't work

I have a Samsung TV and a dvd/vcr combo, I have the combo hooked up works wonderful, the dvd that is I can't get my vcr to work, my daughter says I have no audio/video connections on the tv, which the combo has it in front. Now on the tv I have HDMI cable, stero cable, I also have DVI, D-sub, digital audio optic output I have the green, red, yellow, blue red cables which do work with the dvd. My question is is their a HDMI, DVI which has those on one end and autio, video cable on the other thanks

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(NT) dvd/vcr unit don't have antenna (co-ax) connections?
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Provide all the model numbers and I can help

Without the actual specifics, it's harder to configure what you have.

That said, most of the VCR/DVD combo units have RCA composite or S-Video as maximum quality connections for output from the VCR side. Unless your HDTV has S-Video or RCA inputs (red/white/yellow), you would require a breakout box of some type, or another HDTV to make it work if you do lack red/white/yellow inputs.

Look in front/back for all the model numbers involved and we can put something together for you.

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Check the back

there isn't already a a/v or s-video on the back of the dvd/vcr you can just run into the tv? You shouldn't need to convert from hdmi or dvi.

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We lost coriadms, but...

my guess is that the new TV don't have a composite nor s-video input connections.

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A Samsung TV should have the right connections

But ahtoi, you are correct: The ONLY connections that the VCR half of a combo unit will push video through is either the S-Video or Yellow RCA connection, and both of these require using the two RCA plugs for audio which are labeled "Audio Out Left and Right".

Just a refresher for the original poster: On the back of the combo unit, take either the Yellow RCA "Video Out" connection or the S-Video "Video Out" connection and plug that into the back of the TV with matching connections that say "Video In." You mentioned that the combo has connections on the front, but in 100% of the units I've seen, the connections on the front of any combo unit are labeled "Video In", and are there for plugging in another device.

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