Okay I have the same problem...but also a little more to add to it...While I was able to set up the DVR with no problem, I cannot turn the volume up on the remote. I have tried several different codes to program the remote, but, I have obviously have had no luck. And I also have a PS3 that I've been trying to hookup as well, but the only solution I can think of is to completely unplug the DVR and hook the PS3 back up. I have an RF modulator, and a 2-way and a 4-way splitter, is their a way to hook the PS3 up to the RF modulator and be able to do playback on it?
You probably only need to select the proper input to the TV, using the TV's remote. Check your TV manual for instructions. It has nothing to do with the cable, but it might help to know how the TV is connected to the cable, just to be able to tell which input to the TV not to select.
I have a Sylvania TV, and a Symphonic DvD player I have hook up the jack by color-code to the TV and to the DVD player, but I cannot see the DVds I try to play. Is ther a special channel I have to have the TV on??? Is there a special hook up I should have???
Since your Mitsubishi TV only has one video input (the composite and the S video are shared), you need a audio-video (AV) switcher to switch your video inputs from the DVR and the DVD to the composite inputs on your TV. This would be the yellow lead (video), white (left audio) and red (right audio).
Stop by a Radio Shack and ask the guy that you need a simple AV switcher to switch 2 inputs to one output. You do not need the version that includes a modulator. You just need to switch 2 sets of composite AV inputs into one composite AV output. Total you will need 3 sets of video cables, (with 3 leads, yellow-red-white. You might have 2 sets of these cables already.
Connect the switcher using one cable from the cable box to input one, the 2nd cable to input 2, and the output will go to the TV composite video in (yellow), and the red and white to the RCA audio in ports. Just keep matching the colors.
They might have a switcher with just pushbuttons, or you can go deluxe by getting one with a remote control to change the switcher.
Is there some sort of adapter I can buy for this, or is it physically unconnecting the DVR and connecting the DVD everytime I want to watch a DVD? There is only 1 set of inputs on the TV, and the connectors are in the back of the TV and not easy to get to.
There is no reason to have the DVD player and the DVR connected to each other, since each one is essentially an output only device (other than the coax cable input to the DVR). Just connect an output from each one separately to the TV, and switch inputs to the TV depending on whether you want to watch a DVD or a cable program.