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Topic # 14341 28-Jun-2007 18:59
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Hi guys,
I'm sure you have had questions like these before but I can't find the answer I need.
I have put an old tv in my daughters bedroom so she can watch videos and dvds but it has no av output. I have an LG dvd/vcr combo to connect to it.
I have run the cable (coaxial i think??) from the tv to the dvd/vcr and an aerial out of the dvd/vcr.
Firstly I have heard that I need to buy an rf something? Sorry I can't remember whats it called. Is this the case?
I thought I could use it without anything else, but I don't know how to program a channel for the dvd/vcr.
Could someone please put me on the straight and narrow and advise the cheapest way to get this working.
Cheers,
Belinda

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  Reply # 76231 28-Jun-2007 19:52
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Hi Belinda,

Welcome to Geekzone Smile

If your LG DVD/VCR has an RF OUT socket, then it will almost certainly have a modulator built in.  It will probably provide an output on the UHF band.

1)  Connect your TV Aerial to the DVD/VCR RF IN or AERIAL socket.

2)  Then connect the DVD/VCR RF OUT socket to the TV's AERIAL socket.

3)  Play a DVD or something else that you recognise the picture content of.

4)  Go into the SETUP menu of your TV, or if it's so old that it doesn't have one, open the flip-down door on the front and press the PRESET button or whatever it's called.

5)  Keep working through the buttons or menus until you get to UHF and then the TV should scan across the channels until it finds the signal from your DVD.

6)  Select the channel thus found to one of the channel buttons you can easily remember e.g. 5.

That's it!  From now on, you can watch DVDs or Tapes whenever you press channel 5.

P.S.  If per chance your DVD/VCR turns out not to have an RF Modulator, you can very cheaply buy one at Dick Smith or somewhere like that.  In which case you would connect AV OUT from DVD/VCR to AV IN of modulator, then RF OUT of modulator to AERIAL socket of TV set.

I hope that helps.

Cheers,
Grant.




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  Reply # 76236 28-Jun-2007 20:41
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Hi Grant,

You are a superstar! lol
It took half an hour to find the channel because the bands aren't marked so I just had to go through them all, but...
I did it!
Thank you sooo much, it's all working well.

I might be back because I just bought myself a hdd dvd recorder and I'm off to get a set top box now, hope it will work ok with my crappy reception.

Thanks again :)
Belinda

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  Reply # 76237 28-Jun-2007 20:45
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Good to hear, I'm glad it's all working well for you Smile



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  Reply # 76257 28-Jun-2007 22:50
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Ok, now I'm starting to get worried, I was really hoping I'd have no trouble but...

I plugged in my sd set top box to the tv with red, whit & yellow cables as instructed, plugged the aerial into the stb and turned on tv and stb. On the tv screen it came up with 'no signal' then my tv turned off and I can't turn it back on. I have tried unplugging it and using another power point, I have unplugged the stb altogether and I still can't get my tv back on.

Please, please, please tell me you are laughing at this post because it's a simple answer! My tv is only about 2 months old...

Thanks in advance,
Belinda

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  Reply # 76258 28-Jun-2007 22:58
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Grant17
P.S.  If per chance your DVD/VCR turns out not to have an RF Modulator, you can very cheaply buy one at Dick Smith or somewhere like that.  In which case you would connect AV OUT from DVD/VCR to AV IN of modulator, then RF OUT of modulator to AERIAL socket of TV set.


DSE nolonger stock RF modulators. Your best bet would be Jaycar.

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  Reply # 76260 28-Jun-2007 22:59
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So...  a couple of questions here if I may:

1)  I'm guessing this is a different TV from the one you were talking about earlier with the DVD/VCR hooked up to it?

2)  It sounds like the TV is complaining because there is no signal source.  Have you got an aerial plugged into it?

It's very strange though, because TVs don't normally mind not having an aerial.  If you can answer the above questions, it may give me some clues.



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  Reply # 76264 28-Jun-2007 23:16
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Hi again Grant,

Yes it's a different tv sorry. Its an LG LCD tv
At the time it didn't have an aerial plugged into it only through the stb, but before I plugged in the stb there was no aerial plugged in and it was fine.
I'm at a bit of a loss to understand how the stb or anything else, could make the tv turn off!
Any ideas would be much appreciated...
Thanks,
Belinda



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  Reply # 76267 28-Jun-2007 23:47
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Ok I am now thoroughly mortified...
The power cable was loose at the back of the tv...
TV is working fine...
Now to try and get te stb working

I'm so sorry to waste your time and brain power!

BTW I'm not blonde lol...

Cheers,
Belinda

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