How do I interconnect a vcr, a dvd player, and my cable box?

It’s an older tv and there aren’t enough connections on the back to plug them in seperately. If I connect the dvd player and the VCR together, and then to the tv, won’t that work? I used to know how to do this but I can’t for the life of me remember how, now.

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2 Responses to “How do I interconnect a vcr, a dvd player, and my cable box?”

  1. flight777 said:

    I have experienced this same problem. There are a few possible solutions, but by far the easiest and best way is to buy an inexpensive Passive Audio-Video Switcher. These are little boxes that you plug everything into and connect to your TV. There’s a button for each input, making switching between devices very straight-forward. You can usually find them for between $10 and $50 at electronic stores like Radio Shack, Best Buy or through Amazon.com.

    But you may be able to solve this with what you already have. If your TV has two inputs, you could try routing your Cable Box through your VCR and then into TV input #1. Then plug your DVD player directly into TV input #2. This setup may work just fine, and also allow you to record Cable shows on your VCR. However, I would not recommend running your DVD player into your VCR, since most VCRs are equipped with copy protection circuitry, making DVD playback look bad or in some cases not work at all. If your TV only has one input for of these devices, then I would go with the switcher box solution.

    Hope that helps.

  2. Rhett Rowald said:

    This article is awarded a 2 thumbs up from me.




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