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Hi. I'm Steve. I'm sorry to hear about your TV. I will try my best to give you a precise and accurate answer.
To what are you trying to connect the TV to? A cable box of some kind? How do you get your TV?
Let me know so that we can continue.
yes I am trying to connect it to the cable box
Ok, What kind of cable(s) run between the box and TV?
The usual choices are:
Three RCA cables - red, white and yellow
Five RCA cables - two reds, green, blue and white
HDMI cable - single cable with a computer connector that looks a bit like a USB connector
Coax - ordinary TV cable.
Let me know.
HDM1 I am pretty sure the cable box is an io DVR box
actually I'm sorry I misread the question the cables are the THREE RCA CABLES
Ok, so you have the cable box connected to the TV with an RCAs.
Grab the Vizio remote and press the INPUT button until you select the AV input that the box s connected to.
Can you try that please?
OK I tried pressing the input buttton to connect the tv to the cable box and it didn't worked
Is the cable box connected to the TV using these inputs on the TV: http://screencast.com/t/K7d59pw8
no they are not
Ok, can you tell me how the cable box is connected to the TV please? You told me earlier that you had three RCA cables. Where are they connected on the TV?
I had the red and white on the side the yellow wasn't hooked in but now the cables are hooked in at the bottom (where you just asked if they were there)
Ok, great. Now go back to that INPUT button and press it one or more times on the Vizio remote until you get to AV/COMP which is the input your cable box is on.
ok I have the tv working thank you very much for your time, much appreciated
You are most welcome.