Connecting a vcr and dvd with only 1 tv input

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  1. Lisa Menin

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    My friend has an older tv with only one set of inputs. He has a vcr already connected to it and is buying a separate dvd player. Is there a way to connect both units to the same input - perhaps via a switcher box? If so, will the switcher box cause ghosting?

    Thanks in advance...

    Lisa
     
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    You can buy A-B switch boxes pretty much anywhere that sells electronics. Picture quality will not be significantly degraded by the switch.
     
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    DVD players only have Audio / Video conncetions, SVideo, composite and component, not coaxial cable. You can't use an A/B switch. Because of the macrovision copyguard you shouldn't run the DVD player into the VCR to use the VCR as an audio / video switch. You need to buy an audio / video switcher that has inputs and outputs for SVideo and Composite video. Radio Schack sells those type devices.
     

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