Hi, I'm new to all this I don't really use forums, but I don't know who else to ask. I want to attach my VCR to my new HD TV. . . I bought a standard SCART LEAD but when I connected it, it played for a minute then a blue screen came up saying 'SCART NO SIGNAL'. I tried then adding the 'COMPONENT VIDEO LEAD' to the VCR and the HD TV, but the same thing happened blue screen came up saying 'AV NO SIGNAL'. I've tried everything the manual said. I even bought a new VCR because the person in the shop I got the HD TV from said my VCR was too old. But it wasn't that I have brand new VCR and it just won't work. I'm completely at a loss and I don't know where else to turn for help. I'm a first time HD TV person and I've never had so many problems adding things to it. I don't know if this makes any difference but I don't have the aerial attached to it because the TV is in my bedroom and all I use it for is to watch videos and DVDs. No TV channels. I use my VCR all the time and would hate not to be able to use it. What do I need cable wise for my VCR to work? I hope so much that you can help?
You need to connect the LINE OUT (or whatever its called) from the TV to the AUDIO IN and VIDEO IN connectors (on the SCART cable), then AUDIO OUT and VIDEO OUT connectors on the SCART cable to LINE IN on the TV.
This way you can record the digital tuner signal on the VCR and output the VCR signal to the TV. Some TVs don't have a LINE OUT, only LINE IN for dvds.
Can anyone tell me how to hook up my HDTV, the HD receiver(Cogeco DCX700) and my VCR/DVD player?? Everything worked with my digital receiver, but now with the HD box, I can't figure how to hook it up. Thanks for any suggestions.
1.) Cogeco Motorola DCX700's HDMI output to HDTV HDMI input #1 this step lets you watch TV
2.) Cogeco Motorola DCX700's composite video output to VCR/DVD player composite video input (this connector is usually a yellow RCA jack) Cogeco Motorola DCX700's L/R audio output to VCR/DVD player audio input (these connectors are usually red+white RCA jacks) this step let's you record on VCR
3.) VCR/DVD player HDMI output to HDTV's HDMI input #2 this lets you watch DVDs on your TV
C.) Connect HD cable box's component video output (red+blue+green) to the TV's component video input [you have this already]
D.) Connect HD cable box's composite video output to VCR/DVD player composite video input (yellow RCA jack)
E.) Connect cable from the red y-adapter to VCR/DVD player red audio input and to TV's red audio input. Connect cable from the white y-adapter to VCR/DVD player white audio input and to TV's white audio input. The y-adapters split up the left+right audio signals.
F.) To watch DVDs, you need to tell me what connectors are on your VCR/DVD player and what other connectors are on your TV.
I have 2 sets of red white and yellow connectors on my TV, AV1 and AV2. Also there are two sets of red blue and green jacks, with a red and white connector for each. Currently one of thse sets is hooked up to the HD receiver and TV. The VCR/DVD player has : 1) dvd/vcr out jack 2)vcr audio in jack, underneath that one a vcr video in jack 3) digital audio out coax jack 4) dvd audio out (analog) jack 5) s-video out jack 6) component video out jack (this is the one with red blue and green jacks 7) dvd/vcr video out jack (goes with #1, red white and yellow) 8) vcr video in jack (goes with #2 red and white)
I would connect the component video out (red+blue+green) from VCR/DVD player to the TV's second component video in. And connect the VCR/DVD audio out that goes with that component out to the audio set that goes with the TV's second component video in.
OK, I have done all of this, I have followed your instructions, and as far as I can tell, I have it right. But I can't bring up the on-screen menu for the VCR. I've tried several different ways. EG. On my TV screen i can bring up: TV VGA S VIDEO YPBR 1 YPBR 2 AV 1 AV 2 DVI I think that's the whole list. Now what???
Oh I have. There's something that just isn't right. I took the cables (red white yellow) hooked the yellow line where it was supposed to go, and the red an whites went to the y jacks that I bought. Then I hooked up the red blue and green cables to the YPBR2. So I don't know what isn't right.
I have read about everything here regarding how to hook up my HDTV to my VCR and get my TV to show my VCR tapes. Now I need to know how to record saved programs on my DirecTV box to my VCR. I have an older HDTV and it does not have the 3 connections (Red - White - Yellow standard patch cord out) connections. Is there a step I am missing or is the purchase of a specific converter box to bridge the gap the answer to my problem? I must note on the HDTV in question the cable bos is a second box, not the main Geni and it has no plug other than the ones into the TV none out. Help me Obie you're my only hope.