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bought a new tv lg the other connections worked PERFECT did the same ones no signal from vcr i have the vcr hooked into the the dvr box cable input to the dvr box, dvr box to tv,

dvd player hooked up to the 5 ports on the back of the tv there are only 5 ports,

my old tv you had tv input 1(dvd player) input 2(vcr player) this new tv has tv, avg, comp.(dvd player), hmi, i saw someone said use the hdmi

bestbuy told me a splitter but i was able to hook it up before and it worked perfect PLEASE HELP

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Re: how to set up vcr to record

Again, if there is a output that is Red, White, Yellow, which are called Composite connections, your TV has to have the same connections, but labeled "Input".

If you have the Red, Green, Blue for Video, on the VCR/DVD combo, that is called a "Component" connection. You would connect that output to the Component input on the TV, then the Red & White audio for the VCR/DVD combo to the Red & White Audio input for the component input on the TV.

If you only have HDMI, Component, or the 1/8" jack for component, and no Composite, you cannot connect the VCR/DVD combo to the TV. If it has a Coax input for Antenna/Cable, the TV has to have what is called a NTSC tuner in it, to receive the Channel 3 output from the VCR combo, but you would only be able to watch VHS tapes.

Also that model# you gave for the TV is not the correct model#. It will state on the back label of the TV what the model# is. It will start with the screen size, then product line (ie 42LM24xx, or such).

The manual that came with the tv shows how to connect various devices to the inputs on the tv, where is the manual that came with it? If you do not have, you can go to Lg.com and pull up the manual for the tv.

This webpage will give you a diagram for you, depending on your choices.
http://www.diyaudioandvideo.com/TV/Wiring/Diagram.aspx

It would come up with this http://www.diyaudioandvideo.com/TV/Wiring/Diagram.aspx?D=Custom&C=..Satellite..VCRDVDCombo....TV..:0...
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Re: how to set up vcr to record

i got it too play on the avg but i want the hookup as i had before where i was able to watch the tv from the vcr

do i hook up cables from dvr box to vhs

as i was able to do this before why not now i had no cables hooked up to the tv before they were hooked

from vcr to dvr able to get tv signal

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GOT IT EXACTdoes exactly what i want it too do. i was getting the vcr to play then figured set the channels to the cable box VIOLA  i heard sound then a picture. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

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guess i will use an hdmi cable as cannot use the comp for dvd but that is ok.
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vcr to dvr coaxial cable dvr to tv coxial cable vcr to avg

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So did the pictures help from the link I provided?
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yes it did that was great but i did need 2 coax cables one dvr to vcr , vcr to tv i figured somehow the dvr had to get a signal to the vcr. it was way different than my last set up. also i needed to program the vcr set up the channels it could not read anything. i figured that too how could it read channel 3 if the vcr had no channels programmed.

THANKS Smiley Happy

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i am going to get an hdmi for the dvd as the vcr is plugged into the ports on the tv

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