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Our tv was originally hooked up thru our VCR.  Whenever there is an outage, we have to use our vcr remote to fix that and then the tv would go back on.  How can I disconnect the VCR without screwing up the tv???

Our tv was originally hooked up thru our VCR.  Whenever there is an outage, we have to use our vcr remote to fix that and then the tv would go back on.  How can I disconnect the VCR without screwing up the tv???

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Oct 4, 2013 7:02:50 PM
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what model of receiver do you have. look for the model number inside the access card door.. 

what model of receiver do you have. look for the model number inside the access card door.. 

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Oct 5, 2013 8:42:28 AM
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I have a HD-DVR model # HR24-500.

I have a HD-DVR model # HR24-500.

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Oct 5, 2013 9:31:03 AM
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Do you have an HDTV?  If yes, then use an HDMI cable to connect directly from the HR24's HDMI OUT to the HDTV's HDMI INPUT.  Select that Video Input on your TV.   Connecting through your VCR means you've never been getting HiDef video.

Do you have an HDTV?  If yes, then use an HDMI cable to connect directly from the HR24's HDMI OUT to the HDTV's HDMI INPUT.  Select that Video Input on your TV.   Connecting through your VCR means you've never been getting HiDef video.

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Oct 5, 2013 4:47:03 PM
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No, it is not an HD tv, but we got the HD-DVR so when we do get one.  Does this mean, I am screwed til we get an HD tv?

No, it is not an HD tv, but we got the HD-DVR so when we do get one.  Does this mean, I am screwed til we get an HD tv?

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No, you're not screwed.  Does your TV have a yellow RCA "Composite Video" Input?  If so, you can use the DVR's matching output to feed your TV directly.  Along with the yellow RCA video cable you need the red and white RCA audio cables from the DVR's Audio OUT to the matching TV Audio Input. 

Also, in the DVR's HDTV/Video Setup Menu, be sure to select only the "480i" video resolution box.  All the others should be unchecked. 

No, you're not screwed.  Does your TV have a yellow RCA "Composite Video" Input?  If so, you can use the DVR's matching output to feed your TV directly.  Along with the yellow RCA video cable you need the red and white RCA audio cables from the DVR's Audio OUT to the matching TV Audio Input. 

Also, in the DVR's HDTV/Video Setup Menu, be sure to select only the "480i" video resolution box.  All the others should be unchecked. 

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Ok, I will try that.....thank you so much....I will reply back either way after I try it

Ok, I will try that.....thank you so much....I will reply back either way after I try it

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Oct 7, 2013 5:22:14 PM
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Ok, letting you know after playing around with the yellow, red and white cables.....finally was able to disconnect the VCR.  Because the cables were connected to the tv, vcr, and dvr, I had to figure out which was to what and just glad it is done and everything works great.  Thank you so much.  If it wasn't for knowing to even switch all the colors, who knows if it would of come out right.

Ok, letting you know after playing around with the yellow, red and white cables.....finally was able to disconnect the VCR.  Because the cables were connected to the tv, vcr, and dvr, I had to figure out which was to what and just glad it is done and everything works great.  Thank you so much.  If it wasn't for knowing to even switch all the colors, who knows if it would of come out right.

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Thank you, after playing around with the cables for a while, I finally was able to disconnect the VCR and just hook up the tv to the DVR and also not ruin the tv to DVD player.   Whew

Thank you, after playing around with the cables for a while, I finally was able to disconnect the VCR and just hook up the tv to the DVR and also not ruin the tv to DVD player.   Whew

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Oct 7, 2013 11:14:20 PM
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Good to hear.  Please mark the post with the "Correct Answer" if you would be so kind. 

Good to hear.  Please mark the post with the "Correct Answer" if you would be so kind. 

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I think I took the cables (yellow, red and white) from the VCR and put them into the HD DVR.  Like I said so many, and I played around, till I got the tv to work without anything being in the VCR anymore.

I think I took the cables (yellow, red and white) from the VCR and put them into the HD DVR.  Like I said so many, and I played around, till I got the tv to work without anything being in the VCR anymore.

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