We got my dad a DVD player for his birthday, and the rest of the family pitched in with DVDs to start off his library (James Bond collection, WOOHOO!). Anyways, I’m looking at this stuff, trying to figure out how to hook it up, but I’m stumped.
- one 15 year old TV with coaxial input.
- one 5 year old VCR with coaxial input/output.
- one cable box with coaxial output.
- one brand spanking new DVD player with video/l-audio/r-audio output, S-video output, and coaxial output that looks nothing like the coaxial ports I’m used to seeing.
The DVD player came with a video/l-audio/r-audio connector, but that’s not a whole lot of use to me. The coaxial connector looks just like all the rest of the connectors on the DVD, and nothing like the coaxial connectors on the VCR, cable box, and TV. Also, the DVD player has no video input, so I can’t piggyback anything on it AND the direction says I must connect it directly to the TV, and not through the VCR (otherwise, I’ll get noise in the picture).
The best solution would be if I could somehow hook everything up to the TV. The next best solution would be to get the cable box and DVD hooked up to the TV. The VCR could go to the TV upstairs.
Is there any sort of cable adaptor or junction box I should get? I promised my parents you guys could help me out. I’ll be back later today to read your advice.