hooking up tv,sat,vcr,dvd,antenna


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Old 06-02-02, 11:54 AM
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Unhappy hooking up tv,sat,vcr,dvd,antenna

I would like to hook up all these little items. I have tried for two days and am getting frustrated. I have a reg. tv antenna,sat. dish tv, vcr and dvd. The way I have it hooked up the vcr will play but not record and I cannot play the dvd. I thank you in advance for your help. This is a middle aged woman doing this so any help would be appreciated. Also I am not sure but I don't have anything on my tv to say its on video like my other tv. Do I need an " s video " Cable?
 
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Old 06-02-02, 05:08 PM
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Good evening, bradie:

Now, slow down. Take a deep breath. And, let's start all over again.

Let's assume that I am an old guy in Tennessee, can't see your installation on my computer monitor, etc. I have a genuine desire to help you, of course.

But, you are going to have to explain it a little more clearly. Now is it hooked up? What is connected to what?

But, I am sorry. Your inquiry is so vague that I cannot offer a definitive answer. My heart goes out to you.

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Old 06-02-02, 06:56 PM
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I feel your pain. Recently added dvd to tv/sat/vcr and had to get a switching box from Circuit City. The bad news is that it was about $80 (made by Sony). The good news is that it works like a champ, was easy to hook up, and has an auto-switching mode. It accepts up to four input signals and has one output to tv. All outputs are to the same tv channel (00 on my tv).

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 06-02-02, 07:30 PM
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hooking up etc,etc

ok here goes...I would like to connect dish net satellite,roof top antenna, vcr,dvd.
I followed the wires and this is what I have....
tv ant coax into tv ant in slot on dish,sat. coax into sat. slot on dish rcvr also.
On sat. recvr. my tv out (coax) goes to vcr into "from antenna" slot. Coax also going out of vcr to back of tv.

My av cables are as follows:
av out from sat. rcvr. into vcr in slot.
(but the vcr only has 2 set of white and yellow, no place for the red plug)
Then av cables from dvd into back of tv. ( tv has only 1 set of av plugs)


Hope this helps,and thank you again..
phillips sat recvr don't know model #
sanyo dvd player model #dwm-280
sanyo vcr model #vhr 5206
and magnavox tv unknow model #
 

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Old 06-03-02, 06:59 AM
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Good morning, bradie:

Thank you for taking the time to give me all the information. The solution is relatively simple. Drop down to your local Radio Shack and ask for their Model 15-1976 4-Input Audio/Video Selector and install it in the system.

The switcher will accept satellite, DVD, VCR, etc and will change standard composite video to S-VHS (Y-C) output on a common cable. No more changing cables around and is quite versatile.

The unit sells for about $40.


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Old 06-03-02, 06:38 PM
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Thank you Smokey I will check that out. By the way, great board lots of useful items and very helpful members!!!
 
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