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Topic # 11138 4-Jan-2007 20:44
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Hello!

I just bought a new DVD player cheap cheap in the boxing day sales.
I get home and I start setting it up and I'm doing the plug the plugs into the plug thing.. yellow plug red plug white plug etc you know what I'm talking about. The audio in and video out or whatever it is. You know.
My tv has NO plugs at the back. I lie. There is one. It's for the aerial. There is another cord that comes out of the tv and goes to the power supply.
I've been told some old tv's don't have those audio and video outlets/inlets whatever they are. My tv isn't THAT old.. another friend of mine told me when the Playstations first came out and lots of peoples old-school tv's didnt have the outlets for the audio/video there was an adapter you could buy that had the plugs on it... I've rung up Dick Smith and hounded them for any kind of an adapter that would work but they've told me there is 'no such thing.'
I've ALSO been told (everyones an expert you see) that if you get an old VCR you can run the audio video plugs through that, and plug the VCR into the aerial plug and it will work, but I don't actually own a VCR that works..
Any suggestions or help or wisdom would be greatly appreciated. The sight of my new DVD player that doesn't work on my stupid tv is quite depressing.
Cheers :)


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Reply # 56912 4-Jan-2007 20:50
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Are you sure the plugs are not hidden under a small cover? Look at your (the TV's, not yours) remote control and if you see a button like [A/V] then it should have these somewhere, because you would use this button to switch between these inputs and the aerial signal.

Also, running through a VCR may not work, because of copy protection. DVD players use a special signal to prevent copying the content to a VCR, so going through a VCR will only show "noise" on your TV.








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  Reply # 56942 4-Jan-2007 22:43
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miss_louie: My tv has NO plugs at the back. I lie. There is one. It's for the aerial. There is another cord that comes out of the tv and goes to the power supply.

It would have to be a VERY old TV not to have those plugs.  My Mother-in-law has a Hitachi TV bought in 1990 and it has the A/V plugs (mono audio only, but at least they are there).

If you buy a cheap $100 - $150 TV set new from any store, it will also have the A/V plugs.

Mauricio's suggestion is a good one:  Have a close look for a small cover which you can press to release, or pull down somehow.  This cover could possibly be on the front panel underneath the picture tube.

Good Luck!

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Reply # 56964 5-Jan-2007 09:32
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Grant17:
miss_louie: My tv has NO plugs at the back. I lie. There is one. It's for the aerial. There is another cord that comes out of the tv and goes to the power supply.

It would have to be a VERY old TV not to have those plugs.  My Mother-in-law has a Hitachi TV bought in 1990 and it has the A/V plugs (mono audio only, but at least they are there).

If you buy a cheap $100 - $150 TV set new from any store, it will also have the A/V plugs.

Mauricio's suggestion is a good one:  Have a close look for a small cover which you can press to release, or pull down somehow.  This cover could possibly be on the front panel underneath the picture tube.

Good Luck!


Hi there If there is no panel on the back then also look at the front of the television some only had the ports on the front.
I to was in the same boat as you a while ago and went to DSE (dick smiths) where I bought a modulator which cost me $80.00. It did the job and gave me some extra time before I upgraded my TV. 
Cheers  

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  Reply # 57075 6-Jan-2007 03:13
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The TV may have scart plugs on it, instead of RCA's - in which case a cheap adaptor will do the trick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scart




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  Reply # 57226 8-Jan-2007 15:20
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freitasm: Are you sure the plugs are not hidden under a small cover? Look at your (the TV's, not yours) remote control and if you see a button like [A/V] then it should have these somewhere, because you would use this button to switch between these inputs and the aerial signal.

Also, running through a VCR may not work, because of copy protection. DVD players use a special signal to prevent copying the content to a VCR, so going through a VCR will only show "noise" on your TV.






Thanks for that. No, trust me. When I bought my brand new DVD player and found there were no plugs on the back of my TV, trust me i SCOURED my TV for any plugs. None at the front, none at the back, none on the sides. No little flap at the front you lift up. I even checked underneath. None.

And thanks for the VCR idea :) well, not really idea, info



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  Reply # 57227 8-Jan-2007 15:21
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Grant17:
miss_louie: My tv has NO plugs at the back. I lie. There is one. It's for the aerial. There is another cord that comes out of the tv and goes to the power supply.

It would have to be a VERY old TV not to have those plugs. My Mother-in-law has a Hitachi TV bought in 1990 and it has the A/V plugs (mono audio only, but at least they are there).

If you buy a cheap $100 - $150 TV set new from any store, it will also have the A/V plugs.

Mauricio's suggestion is a good one: Have a close look for a small cover which you can press to release, or pull down somehow. This cover could possibly be on the front panel underneath the picture tube.

Good Luck!


Yeah I was thinking about buying a cheap set, but my boyfriend says the picture probably wont be as good.
Thanks for the reply tho



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  Reply # 57228 8-Jan-2007 15:26
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mclayma:
Grant17:
miss_louie: My tv has NO plugs at the back. I lie. There is one. It's for the aerial. There is another cord that comes out of the tv and goes to the power supply.

It would have to be a VERY old TV not to have those plugs. My Mother-in-law has a Hitachi TV bought in 1990 and it has the A/V plugs (mono audio only, but at least they are there).

If you buy a cheap $100 - $150 TV set new from any store, it will also have the A/V plugs.

Mauricio's suggestion is a good one: Have a close look for a small cover which you can press to release, or pull down somehow. This cover could possibly be on the front panel underneath the picture tube.

Good Luck!


Hi there If there is no panel on the back then also look at the front of the television some only had the ports on the front.
I to was in the same boat as you a while ago and went to DSE (dick smiths) where I bought a modulator which cost me $80.00. It did the job and gave me some extra time before I upgraded my TV.
Cheers


Aha! This is what i'm looking for. What is it? A modulator? I rang those dorks at DSE and they said and I QUOTE 'there is no such thing as an adapter' liars.
Can you possibly find out exactly what it is called for me?



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  Reply # 57229 8-Jan-2007 15:27
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richms: The TV may have scart plugs on it, instead of RCA's - in which case a cheap adaptor will do the trick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scart


You! I love you. I looked at the tv and it DOES have this type of plug. Scart? Thats the kinda plug thing its got at the back, next to the aerial plug.
Cheap adaptor? Where from? How cheap? Please please tell me more.


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  Reply # 57230 8-Jan-2007 15:31
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miss_louie:
richms: The TV may have scart plugs on it, instead of RCA's - in which case a cheap adaptor will do the trick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scart


You! I love you. I looked at the tv and it DOES have this type of plug. Scart? Thats the kinda plug thing its got at the back, next to the aerial plug.
Cheap adaptor? Where from? How cheap? Please please tell me more.



Miss Louie If I can find the adapter that I had you are welcome to have it. Ill have a hunt for it tonight. Cheers



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Reply # 57232 8-Jan-2007 15:35
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mclayma:
miss_louie:
richms: The TV may have scart plugs on it, instead of RCA's - in which case a cheap adaptor will do the trick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scart


You! I love you. I looked at the tv and it DOES have this type of plug. Scart? Thats the kinda plug thing its got at the back, next to the aerial plug.
Cheap adaptor? Where from? How cheap? Please please tell me more.



Miss Louie If I can find the adapter that I had you are welcome to have it. Ill have a hunt for it tonight. Cheers


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  Reply # 57235 8-Jan-2007 16:32
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Hi Miss_Louie, just in case mclayma cant find his adaptor, you can get them at Dick Smith, P6674 or P6675 is what you require both are the same just one is gold plated the other is older stock(so not at all stores) and a few $ cheaper. Your TV set may support S-Video on the SCART, check the manual or tell us the make/model, if so this is a better way togo and in which case you will also require a S-Video cable (DSE C1234).

Oh and unless you can switch the MacroVision off on your DVD player most VCRs (but not all) will baulk at the signal and simply make a mess of it, even if you are only passing it to the built in modulator.

Cheers
Cyril



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  Reply # 57243 8-Jan-2007 18:41
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cyril7: Hi Miss_Louie, just in case mclayma cant find his adaptor, you can get them at Dick Smith, P6674 or P6675 is what you require both are the same just one is gold plated the other is older stock(so not at all stores) and a few $ cheaper. Your TV set may support S-Video on the SCART, check the manual or tell us the make/model, if so this is a better way togo and in which case you will also require a S-Video cable (DSE C1234).



Oh and unless you can switch the MacroVision off on your DVD player most VCRs (but not all) will baulk at the signal and simply make a mess of it, even if you are only passing it to the built in modulator.



Cheers

Cyril


Thanks heaps for this. I knew I could get SOMETHING.. Having rung DSE and being told there is no such thing I started to wonder if I actually couldnt! I don't have the manual as it was our friends old TV that they gave us, but I could find the Make/Model off the TV.
Yeah I've given up on the VCR idea, too many things can go wrong I think.

Thanks again :)

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  Reply # 57254 8-Jan-2007 19:30
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Tell us make/model, and I will try and advise. DSE salesdroids are what you should expect. That said, our local DSE (Kapiti) is privately owned, and the owner is good stuff, and to match so are his staff. Its eye opening to go into the Poriria branch that is operated by DSE itself to find pimply face herberts that are totally useless.

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  Reply # 57457 10-Jan-2007 10:57
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cyril7: Tell us make/model, and I will try and advise. DSE salesdroids are what you should expect. That said, our local DSE (Kapiti) is privately owned, and the owner is good stuff, and to match so are his staff. Its eye opening to go into the Poriria branch that is operated by DSE itself to find pimply face herberts that are totally useless.

Cyril


Totally true! The chap I talked to over the phone sounded like he was roughly 14.. "errr.. i dont think we sell those ay... " etc etc.
If this cable doesn't work I will be back to complain a bit more. heh.

Hey thanks to everyone who has replied you have been so much help!!


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  Reply # 57776 13-Jan-2007 15:22
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Do you mean you don't have any inputs for the DVD player on your TV?



Or that you do have the inputs on the TV but you also want to take the audio out of the TV and into a Stereo?



If you mean you don't have any inputs on your TV for a DVD player than what you need is a "RF Modulator"

It has a Yellow and a White connector (only gives you mono sound) and you run the aerial from your wall to the VCR (if you have one) then from the VCR to the RF Modulator and from the RF Modulator to the TV. Then you simply tune your TV on an empty channel to the RF Modulator like you would with a VCR.



DSE Cat# G1507 $77.32 Available from most stores but just call your nearest store and quote the Cat# so those [profanity removed] can find it easily

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