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Discussion in 'General' started by Gallstaff, May 24, 2002.

  1. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    I mean like through tv, vcr, cable box, rf modulator, rgb? Basically i ask this because on my good tv (the one in my room) the video input on the back is messed up so i get audio, but no video. Trust me, this is the problem because when you wiggle the wire in just the right spot, it works. So, i tried through my digital cable box, vcr, and i tried my rf modulador which it does, but i need that for downstairs since my multi system hook up tap thing goes through it.

    So, how do you have yours set up... and can any one tell me this: If my vcr just has the yellow video in. and the white audio in. and i plug those to cables into it, will that work?
  2. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    Plug into INPUT of vcr, then have TV just watch the vcrs AV channel. Should work.
  3. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    what do you mean the input of the vcr? Just plug in the white to the white and yellow to yellow, then set the vcr to aux and set my tv to aux? but doesn't it need the red pin in.?

    and i can get the vcr to the av setting, but what is the av channel on my tv? Damn... i hate jvc
  4. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    Ok then your vcr is a MONO vcr so forget the red pin.

    Just rem not ALL vcr have input, so make sure its input and NOT output port.

    The channel for the TV is the SAME channel you use for watching your vcr.

    Vcr set to AV. Then it should all work.
  5. Random Hajile

    Random Hajile New Member

    RadioShack.com carries an RCA pin splitter (1 male to 2 female plugs) if you want to use the red audio pin, you'll need one of these cables, luckily it's pretty cheap
  6. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    well my vcr, in the back, has a white and yellow pin OUT. so i don't use that. but in the front it has just one video and one audio in. but they are both black. oh and when you press "play" no matter what channel it's on, our vcr plays. what do i do?

    Oh and the input... it says input/output... what's that mean
  7. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    Hmm well might have option to be both...ok red pin is ONLY for stereo...dont worry about it.

    Now IF its connected with normal cox cable. Then ist ch 3 or 4

    Then it should be able to see the vcr channels.
  8. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    maybe it's that the vcr doesn't go to the tv directly. It goes through the cable box then to the tv through that. Hey... the cable box has white, red and yellow input... if i plugged it into that, would it work? Would i have to set it to bypass?
  9. antigov

    antigov New Member

    Well, just fyi, if you plug your console into the vcr's input, you have to set the vcr to display it. Usually this option is on the remote labelled as "Input select" or "Auxiliary".

    Why not just buy another rf mod?
  10. MasterAkumaMatata

    MasterAkumaMatata Staff Member

    I just use one of those 4-way A/V selectors. I have this one:

  11. 3rdman

    3rdman New Member

    I was going to suggest the same as MasterAkuma...Also, If you can't plug in the "red" plug you should change you settings (what machine is this anyway? Saturn? Dreamcast?) to MONO so that only the "white" pin is needed.
  12. Falstaf

    Falstaf New Member

    two on my office tv and two on my living room tv.
  13. Link Hylia

    Link Hylia New Member

    I have 1 set of mono A/V input on my VCR, and 1 set of A/V outputs on my VCR, and none on my TV

    what I did, with my N64 (same method for PSX or any other one that uses A/V cables):

    connect A/V cables to VCR's A/V inputs, yellow and white to back of VCR

    Red was left off, no place for it.

    then, connect VCR to TV, via Coax

    when N64 is to be played, turn on VCR, TV, turn TV to channel 4 (selectable on VCR 3/4), change VCR channel to "Auxillary", and turn on N64

    the cable box, if you have one, plugs into the VCR via Coaxial cable

    also, using this method, I have connected a SNES and a Genesis/CD to the TV, all at the same time, by "Daisy Chainin" the RF modulators,

    VCR ---T--------------------T---TV

    -----Sega Genesis --------SNES

    some signal loss, but not noticable for me.
  14. maidtina

    maidtina New Member

    i have a crap TV so i use RF only. I use the original sega RF switch between my cable box and my megadrive with the output going to the TV. This piece of sheeeeite cable box doesnt have composites or a scart. I think it was salvaged from mir, i'm not having NTL cable again, i'm gonna get sky in the next place
  15. Hollywood Hasney

    Hollywood Hasney New Member

    Right, I've got a 3 way RGB SCART switcher (Never buy the cheapest SCART switcher.... no RGB). Got the Dreamcast, PS2 and Gamecube hooked through that into my video. That goes to my sky box, that goes to my TV. Everything is Stereo, becuase obviously, if you hook up a stereo device through to a mono device, it comes out mono and you only get one channel, not 2 channels crammed into one so sounds WILL be dropped.

    Can anyone in England reccomend a BIG RGB SCART switcher? I still need to hook in my Saturn, N64 and Mult-Mega and it's doing my head in having to constantly plug and un-plug [​IMG]
  16. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    well i got it. JUst yanked out the visual in. on the back of my tv so there is no thin lining, just plugs directly in. DUCT TAPE SOLVES ALL!

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