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Topic # 12616 27-Mar-2007 18:29
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Hi,
Ok so I just got a new dvd player and have an older style television. It has the normal yellow and white input connections at the back and the dvd player has a yellow video out connection and then two sound ones or the multi sound one whatever that is called.  I plugged the yellow to yellow and then the white one into the multi sound and then tried it but the dvd player doesnt show up on my tv.  The tv is a transonic high resolution colour tv CTV 9313.  Any ideas why this isnt working? Thanks Heaps

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Reply # 65189 27-Mar-2007 18:37
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You will need to change the TV to the AV chnnel. Either by pressign the TV/AV button, or sometimes the next channel below 1 or 0 will be AV.

You will also need to make sure that the DVD player is turned on.



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  Reply # 65190 27-Mar-2007 18:44
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the dvd player was playing but there was only snow. i had it on channel 0 which came up with VCR channel. could it be that that means that the dvd player wont work on it?

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  Reply # 65198 27-Mar-2007 19:17
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If you are getting snow it suggests you have it tuned to a VHF/UHF channel and not an AV input. Is there an AV button on the remote?

I would also suspect you have the audio hooked up wrong. If you only have a Video and mono audio input on the back of your TV then you need to hook the audio from the DVD player into either the left or right audio output into the TV - the coax audio is only for plugging into an amplifier to get dolby digital or DTS sound. Since you will only get mono sound you will be also benefit from a double RCA -> single RCA lead for audio so you get proper audio.


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  Reply # 65199 27-Mar-2007 19:17
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You need to try and find the AV channel, usually there is a button which says TV/AV or AV. The diagram is sometimes a box(in the shape of a TV) with AV or a dot in the top right-hand corner.

It may be on the remote on the the TV itself.

As there are AV ports on the back of your TV the DVD player should work with it fine.

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  Reply # 65200 27-Mar-2007 19:18
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ehoneybun: the dvd player was playing but there was only snow. i had it on channel 0 which came up with VCR channel. could it be that that means that the dvd player wont work on it?


Does  the remote for the TV have a TV/AV button ? If it doesn't it should be below channel 0. Also make sure the yellow input
on the TV does say Video in. The TV/AV  switch could be under a flap in front.




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  Reply # 65203 27-Mar-2007 19:26
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Thanks for that.  I might go with the single RCA lead and see what happens.  I have the three input one already the yellow, white and red one. Where can i get the other one from?  There is definilty NO av button..my sister lost the remote and the tv hasnt got one. The buttons under the flap are the tuning ones and the volume and channel ones.



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Reply # 65204 27-Mar-2007 19:27
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so what should i do with the fact I have no av channel just the VCR channel on 0?

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  Reply # 65206 27-Mar-2007 19:29
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What is the channel before 0?

Or does it just go through 0-38 and then back to 0?

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  Reply # 65207 27-Mar-2007 19:32
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ehoneybun: Thanks for that.  I might go with the single RCA lead and see what happens.  I have the three input one already the yellow, white and red one. Where can i get the other one from?  There is definilty NO av button..my sister lost the remote and the tv hasnt got one. The buttons under the flap are the tuning ones and the volume and channel ones.


Ahh that could be a problem. I've seen a few TV's over the years that don't have an AV button on the TV only the remote.



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  Reply # 65208 27-Mar-2007 19:34
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dam not having the remote. it just goes from 0-49 i think and then back to 0.

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  Reply # 65210 27-Mar-2007 19:37
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Your best option might be an RF modulator. You can get one from DSE or Jaycar that will allow you to plug the AV input from the DVD player into the aerial input on the back of the TV. Will try and find a part number online but they're around $40 or so from memory.


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  Reply # 65211 27-Mar-2007 19:42
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DSE are nolonger selling the RF modulators

What are the buttons on the TV? I know you said what soem of them are, but i know that my old TV has a button with a funny pic next to it that turns the AV channel on and off.




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  Reply # 65212 27-Mar-2007 19:43
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Audio Video RF Modulator


Older TVs don't have audio/video inputs which makes them pretty useless for watching DVDs or playing back your Camcorder or digital camera images. This handy device overcomes this problem and lets you press an older TV back into useful service. The modulator takes the A/V output from your DVD etc, and converts it into to a standard UHF TV channel frequency for connection to the TV's antenna input. The TV channel is selectable and is displayed on the modulator's front panel. The modulator is supplied with a 750mm stereo/mono adaptor cable and plug pack power supply.

one of these?
could i try a universal remote and see if there is an av channel or is that just a lost hope?




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  Reply # 65213 27-Mar-2007 19:46
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there are three tuning ones..one auto tuning, and two manual tuning..then one that says select and one that changes where you are tuning from Uf to U to UV or whatever they are..the next one i dunno what it does..it makes a funny two arrow picture on the screen when you push it the arrows point at each other with a colon in the middle..then they go to the volume and channel buttons



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  Reply # 65214 27-Mar-2007 19:46
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could i use a switchboard?

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