How do you hook up a VCR and DVD player to a TV with only one cable plug on the back of it?

Hooking Up a VCR and DVD to a TV with One Cable Plug

Hook the incoming cable from either the antenna, satellite, or cable system to the VCR. From there go to the DVD player, and then to the TV.


It sounds like you're trying to hook AV awesome cables from your DVD player to your TV which only has an AC input. If this is the case, try using an AC cable (ordinary antenna cable) to connect your VCR to your TV by plugging one end into the output the other to your TV. (There are typically two AC plugs on a VCR, one is input the other output.) Look on your VCR for AV input. These are plugs that are red, white and yellow. Some VCR's only have white and yellow. There should be three, or six plugs (two, or four if you have a mono VCR) Plug the Yellow chord into the yellow input socket, and be sure it's not plugged into the output socket. Do likewise with the White chord, and if you have a red plug do the same. There should be simalar atachments on your DVD player. Be sure to plug the chords into the sockets marked output on the DVD player. In order to watch a DVD, you will need to turn your TV to channel 3, or 4, and set your VCR to its video monitoring setting. This varies with each VCR. Usally there is a button on the remote that Says VIDEO. Other times it is a channel number (I've seen 91, 00, 100).

If you want to watch TV, plug the tv cable into the VCR's input(usally right next to the output).

If you still have trouble, I would suggest, plugging everything in and out and play with it until you have a picture. And, if you're VCR doesn't have AV input, you can buy a converter at your electronics provider. Ask the geek behind the counter for an AV to AC converter.