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My DVI connection from my LSS-3200A and my direct Denon 1600 connection via component to my Panasonic 42PWD6 are flawless. However, for the life of my I can't get a picture via composite from my VCR . I know the connections/settings (port, cable, and monitor) are okay since I am able to see a picture when I connect directly to the STB. The VCR is okay since it was working with my old TV. I am connecting the video cable from the VCR "out to tv" to the "video in" on the monitor. What am I doing wrong?
 

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Nothing is connected to s-video. When I went to radio shack to get an rca to coax connector (to connect to the VCR), the sales person said I needed an external adapter for the composite connection. Not sure what he was talking about. My thought that I should be able to connect it the same as I did with my old tv.
 

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You will need an RF modulator to connect the RCA (yellow cable) to an F-connector (coax) connection. Does your VCR have a coax output?


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My "out to tv" from my VCR is a coax connection.


Since I have a composite cable with BNC and RCA connections, I thought a simple adapter would do.


My VCR is 14 years old. I am going to toss it and get a new one with the right connection so I don't need to use a modulator.


Thank you.
 

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My VCR is 14 years old. I am going to toss it and get a new one with the right connection so I don't need to use a modulator.


Thank you.
Better idea IMO. :)
 

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Are you sure it is connected to the video in port?


I beleive you need a BNC to RCA adapter (I got one at Radio Shack) to connect the composite video.


After you connect the VCR, you probably will not want to watch it anyway.
 

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My "out to tv" from my VCR is a coax connection. (...) My VCR is 14 years old. I am going to toss it and get a new one with the right connection so I don't need to use a modulator.
It looks to me like this is actually your only option, since it sounds like your VCR has no video-output (typically yellow RCA connector) whatsoever... . RF-modulators I know of - they go the other way: they are used to connect video-output (RCA or BNC) of the source (in this case VCR) to the RF-input (aka radio-frequency, coaxial, F-connector) of the receiver (in this case the TV set).


You need the opposite - to connect RF-output to video-input (since Panny 42PWD6UY has no RF-input). I've never heard of separate RF-modulator (or should it be rather called de-modulator?) doing that. They sure exist ...somewhere, but it very well might be plain cheaper to replace the whole VCR.
 
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