DVD player and non-stereo TV hookup ?

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  1. Bob-N

    Bob-N Supporting Actor

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    Hi all,

    I finally will have a chance to hook up the Cyberhome DVD player (Radio Shack special) when I realized one thing. But let me give you some background.

    I'm mainly going to use this player with a 13" TV/VCR combo in our SUV (the player is really small). The TV has one video and one audio jack (not stereo) in. The dvd player have two audio jacks out [​IMG].

    So knowing that the DVD player will output 2 channel sound, how can I get the sound "mixed" so that I can play it through this cheap TV/VCR combo using only one audio input jack? I was thinking about using a Y adapter but I don't think that would work...it was just confuse the poor TV.

    Any advice for a cheap fix or do I return the DVD player (I haven't opened it up yet)? I don't need a second DVD player in the house and don't think I will be needing the all region hack. I mainly picked it up because of how small it is and it's good price.

    Thanks in advance, Bob
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    The usual quick fix is to simply run one (normal suggestion is left) output to your mono input.

    It is possible that the DVD player has a mono option in the audio setup. If so, make that selection and connect one of the DVD player’s outputs to the TV input.

    Use a Y adapter.
     
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  4. Bob-N

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    Thanks guys for the pointers. I guess I will open it up and see if there is a mono output option. I do have a y-adapter cable so I'm good to go there and I'll try it both ways, left only or y-cable.

    If there is no mono option, I'll check first to see if the 'shack will take it back opened before I go forward.

    Bob
     

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