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Question DetailsAsked on 6/13/2016

Hook up dvd and vcr

Hook up dvd and vcr to smart tv

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Normally the diagrams in your owner's manual are pretty self-explanatory - either color-coded (black, yellow, red or just yellow and red) RCA jack type connectors which you nomally jumper from the VCR to the DVD player to the TV - or sometimes RCA jumpers from VCR to DVD, then a single HDMI cable from the DVD to the TV - HDMI typically has a boxy look to the connector and looks sort of like a larger USB cvonnector.

IF you don't have the manuals, check on manufacturer website (your device make and model number will be on an ID plate on the back or rarely on the bottom). The DVD/Blueray/VCR hookup to a smart TV is no different than to a normal TV - the smart TV remote may or may not operate those devices, you may need to manually operate them or use their own remotes.

This will work with most modern DVD's and TV's - though with some, the VCR player may need an analog to digital converter box to work with the digital TV - depends on how flexible the DVD and TV are regarding input formats.

Normally smart TV instructions will also show hookup for a variety of device combinations.

For an in-house person to do it for you, sometimes your Cable TV service will do it with initial service signup, or sometimes for a service charge of probably about $70 or so. Ditto sometimes to telephone companies that also offer cable or over-phone digital TV service.

Otherwise, short of a tech-savvy teenager, something like the Geek Squad from Best Buy is probably your best bet.

Or better yet if the manuals don't do it for you, have the devices at hand and accessible to hook up cables and such, and have all their cables (usually come with all you need) at hand, and call the support desk for the TV company about how to hook up to it. It is also possible, depending on brand, that it has a tutorial on the TV showing how to hook up different type devices, antenna or cable TV, etc - or if not on the TV, probably one on their website or Youtube.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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