how do I connect multiple devices to my tv?

September 17, 2014 at 16:04:55
Specs: Windows 7
I have a tv, DVR, VCR, DVD player and a PS3 I'm trying to hook to my tv. My family unhooked it all when the bought a new entertainment center and I can't remember how it was all hooked together. I have the small box that allows you to plug in 4 separate devices using the A/V cord with the three prongs (red/white/yellow). Can you help?

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#1
September 17, 2014 at 20:21:52
The box has 4 of the red/white/yellow inputs? It's not going to matter which device is plugged into which of the 4 options. The box doesn't care which is which. Just make sure you get red-to-red, white-to-white, etc. on each device.

Also depending on your TV model and its age, it may have more than one A/V input. I've got an old JVC and it has the regular coax input for an antenna--you can hook up a VCR there--and then A/V inputs for two more devices. Then I select which input I want with the remote.


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#2
September 17, 2014 at 23:10:16
Well I started over and I've got the VCR working. But on the ps3 and the dvd player, they both have to be plugged into the fourth spot in order to work. I've tried them in the other three spots on the switching box, but I don't get any picture. Any thoughts?

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#3
September 17, 2014 at 23:50:16
You're sure you're connecting them right? I imagine the inputs are all color coded the same but you might double check.

I assume the 'box' has a button by each input to enable it and then connects to the TV with a single A/V cable? Did the box come with a manual or can you download it? If there's some difference between the inputs it should explain it. Otherwise I'm picturing something straight-forward like I mentioned.

Have you checked to see how many A/V inputs your TV has?


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#4
September 18, 2014 at 06:07:12
I was able to download the manual and after looking at it I found the problem. It's fixed and everything works great. Thanks for the help.

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#5
September 19, 2014 at 19:41:31
You're welcome. I'm glad you got it figured out

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