The TV I'm currently using is a Magnavox, modle # XXXXX AK01. The DVD player is a Samsung C500. I currently have ATT Uverse as my cable provider.
The old system was set up in this fashion: The cable came from the wall to the cable box. Out of the cable box and into the old DVD player via coax cable. Then out of the DVD player into the TV by coax cable.
You are correct in that my old unit was a Toshiba, VHS/DVD player. I didn't think that was reverent so I omitted that information. Sorry.
Both the TV and new DVD player have the RCA jacks and I used the cable that came with the DVD player to install them according to the color code.
I don't have the original TV remote any longer. I have the remote that came with the cable system and have been using that for the cable box. I have also been using the DVD remote separately for operation of that unit.
The remote that came with the cable box has the ability to change from TV/DVD and other items... Will that work for this application?
Also; the sales person at the store where I purchased the DVD player said something about a "splitter" may be required?
The model number that I gave you was the one that came off of the tag on the back of the TV and stated it was the model number... ?
Thank you Keith.
The model number off the TV does not even show up in a Google search so I cannot find it.
Also the cable remote would need to have been programmed to the TV in order to be able to change sources.
A splitter will only be required if the TV does not have red white and yellow RCA jacks on it.
However, if you're unsure if the remote has the features required to change the TV's Input, then an "RF Modulator" (not a splitter) would be the easiest solution for you.
What you would do is connect the cable box coaxial cable to the coaxial Input for the RF Modulator, then run a coaxial cable from the RF Modulator to the TV.
RCA red,white and yellow would then connect from the DVD to the RF Modulator, and when you want to switch from watching DVD or TV, the RF Modulator automatically senses the signal when you turn the DVD on or off.
The link below is to the RF Modulator you'd need: