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Pardon the rambling nature of this post. I want to bounce ideas off people...

I have a large 36 in tv that required 2 people to install in my wardrobe-style tv cabinet. When we installed it we ran a single coaxial cable from the cable box into the TV. I ran my DVD player into the cable box. Since then I added Tivo Series 2 and replaced the comcast cable box. Tivo is running straight into the cable box and the dual tuner is using the RCA in.

Has anyone:
1. tried to attach a DVD player where they had no access to the coax in on the back of the TV? Where did you attach it?

I may rephrase this question later...

thanks,

Don
 

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Sounds like you may have the connections backwards, though I could have read you wrong. There is no need for a dvd player to go INTO a cable box, nor should the cable go into the dvd player, unless it is a dvd-recorder. How many inputs does your TV have? It should have a coax input for the cable box, and at least one set of RCA jacks for the dvd. If there is an S-video jack on both, use that along with the red-white audio jacks.

Ideally you would want 2 inputs on the tv in addition to coax cable. One for tivo, one for your dvd player. You can also get a cheap rca splitter, plug both into it, and switch back and forth if you only have one input.
 

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You can use an RF modulator to run the DVD player onto the coax.

Although you should hire the muscle again, pull the TV out, and run the proper A/V connections for the best picture.
 

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You can use an RF modulator to run the DVD player onto the coax.

Although you should hire the muscle again, pull the TV out, and run the proper A/V connections for the best picture.
move it hook up all the cables you can and dangle them somewhere you can reach
 

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If you are using a coax connection from anything but 'straight from the wall' (to use the TV's tuner), you are getting mono audio.
 

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yeah, I tried to move the TV to get to the back and it almost fell. I'm going to have to get friends over to get to the connections on the back.
 

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Can't you put another table in front of the wardrobe temporarily? Then you can just slide the tv out onto the table and work on the cables.
 

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thats what I did when I had to rerun cables to my 36 inch Panny hdtv (weighs 170lbs). Just keep the table between u and the tv and slide it out (it helps to have a blanket on the table too. the tv slides better
 

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in fact yes, the table idea worked perfectly. I didn't have the right size table upstairs, so I wasn't "thinking outside the box" However with the table to rest it on, the procedure took about 3 minutes and everything works great.
 
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