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Connect HDTV, HD Cable box and DVD/VCR Combo unit

This connection involves a HD Cable TV box, HDTV and DVD/VCR Combo unit.


o HD Cable TV service
o HD Cable box
o DVD/VCR Combo unit
o Audio/Video RCA cables (1-yellow, 1-red & 1-white audio).
o RF coaxial cables (RG-6).
o Component video cables


• built-in stereo speakers

• A/V inputs, including:
• 1 Component video
• 3 composite video (2 rear, 1 front)
• 1 S-video
• RF input for antenna/cable signals
• 1 Audio Out (stereo)


• Standard VHS VCR Hi-Fi Stereo
• Standard DVD Player
• RF input; RF output
• Composite audio/video inputs and outputs
• VHF/UHF cable ready tuner
• Video
System NTSC


Audio/Video Composite - x1 (RCA)
RF Antenna - x1 (Coaxial)

Audio/Video Composite - x1 (RCA)
RF (TV Out) - x1 (Coaxial)

Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz

Hook up DIAGRAM - HDTV, Cable Converter box, DVD/VCR Combo

Cables Connections and explanation:

A Cable TV provider is used to receive TV signals.

1. Connect a component video cable from cable box to HDTV. Also analog RCA audio cables. This is for watching HDTV.

2. Connect RCA video and audio cables from cable box output to DVD/VCR Line input.

3. Connect RCA video and audio cables from DVD/VCR Line Output to HDTV inputs.

You can use the component video output on the DVD player if desired. Some combo units require you to set a switch to select component video output. Connect 2-channel audio also.

Why would you want this configuration?

o To view TV shows.
o To record TV shows to VHS recorder.
o To watch one TV show while recording another on a VCR.
o Play recordings to TV.
o Play DVD-Video to HDTV.

What can you do with this configuration?

o Watch TV, record TV shows and play back

What settings do you need for this configuration?

The TV, VHS recorder will need to be set to the proper input depending on your source. Select proper input source on the TV to watch VHS or cable TV. Select proper input source on VCR to record cable TV. The input sources can be selected usually by using the remote control buttons for the respective devices. Buttons such as LINE or VIDEO or AUX or INPUT SELECT or an actual channel such as 93 or 00 or 99 depending on your brand. Consult owner's manual here.

When turned ON, the VCR will output on the three RCA cables to the TV. Set the TV to LINE input to view the VCR output. Use INPUT SELECT or VIDEO or AUX button on the TV remote control to select the proper input source.

Example of selecting proper line input:

You want to record a VHS tape on the VCR using A/V inputs and view on the TV.

1. Select L1 line input on the VCR to receive the output from the converter box which is using audio/video (3 RCA) outputs.

2. Select line input on the TV for the VCR's input signal.

TV Channels are selected on the cable converter box using the remote control for the box. The cable converter box will output on channel 3 or 4 (VHF) using the RF cable connection and output to the 3 RCA cables audio/video line output. The VCR outputs on line output using 3 RCA cables. VCR must be set to channel 3 or 4 if using the RF coaxial connection.

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