How do I connect multiple devices to my TV?

March 10, 2012 at 12:13:34
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Vizio M3D420SR TV
Devices trying to connect: Motorola cable receiver and Magnavox VCR/DVD

I also have a Radio Shack converter box that I was using with the old TV (it only had the old female cord connection in the back).

The issue: Can't get all three devices connected so that I can use the TV to switch between cable and VCR/DVD.

All devices have the 3 prong cord hookup available (cord with the red, white and yellow connections). Can't you tell I'm not electronic savvy :-)?

The TV only has one of these red, white and yellow sections available.

Please feel free to ask for more info but please be specific.

Thank you in advance.

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March 10, 2012 at 13:54:57
If you have 2 Scart Sockets on the TV then use a Scart Convertor like:

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March 11, 2012 at 06:24:24
Assuming the DVD/VCR combo has RCA input jacks (what you're calling "3 prong cord hookup") and a tuner built-in, you should be able to connect the cable box to it without having to buy anything; I have a similar setup with a DVD/VCR combo, DIVX player and DirecTV satellite box. Run the input of your cable company to the cable box; the output from the cable box to the input of the DVD/VCR combo. Tune the channel on the DVD/VCR combo to the output channel of the cable box. Run the output of the DVD/VCR combo to the TV and tune to the correct channel (or Video mode if appropriate). You'll need have external modes such as "E1" or "E2" enabled on the DVD/VCR when watching cable, meaning the DVD/VCR needs to be on whenever the cable is on.

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