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KatGirl
Level 9

Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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Hey, I'm not sure which category in the community. Or if you guys might help with this matter, but my parents and I still use VHS, and we have those DVD/VHS combo players. But my parents have trouble with hooking up that particular player; a picture isn't on the selection menu on the Roku TV.

So we really wanna know which (or what) cable should we use? If there is anyone here who would know.

  

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Strega
Level 18

Re: Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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Without any specifics on the TV or the player, I'll just assume both devices have HDMI connectors and recommend connecting them that way.  HDMI is very simple (single cable) compared to the old analog stuff.

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Strega
Level 18

Re: Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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Without any specifics on the TV or the player, I'll just assume both devices have HDMI connectors and recommend connecting them that way.  HDMI is very simple (single cable) compared to the old analog stuff.

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KatGirl
Level 9

Re: Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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OK and I'm sorry but could you explain HDMI hook-up so my parents could understand

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Strega
Level 18

Re: Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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HDMI is extremely simple.  You take a single HDMI cable and you connect the HDMI output of the player to an HDMI input of the TV.  (It can be a bit of a culture shock from the old days when everything took 3 to 5 connections.) 

Then, on the TV, you select that input.

 

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renojim
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Re: Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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A DVD/VHS player with HDMI exists?  I've never seen one.

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Tivoburkee
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I owned combination Toshiba VCR and DVD-Recorder that had Hdmi output. Left in California with my brother when I moved to IA. 

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makaiguy
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Re: Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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@KatGirl  -

People are struggling to get you a definitive answer due to lack of provided information.  The correct connection instructions, if it can be done at all, depend on knowing the output formats available on the VHS/DVD, and the input formats available on your Roku TV.

If you can provide the make and model number of both the VHS/DVD and the Roku TV we can look up the required info.  (Roku TV menu path Settings > System > About will give you the Roku TV model number).

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KatGirl
Level 9

Re: Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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@Strega wrote:

HDMI is extremely simple.  You take a single HDMI cable and you connect the HDMI output of the player to an HDMI input of the TV.  (It can be a bit of a culture shock from the old days when everything took 3 to 5 connections.) 

Then, on the TV, you select that input.

 

What if the player doesn't have the particular output?


 

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KatGirl
Level 9

Re: Hooking up DVD/VHS player combos to Roku

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@Strega wrote:

Here are some:

https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMR-ES46VS-VHS-Recorder-Silver/dp/B000FKDTSK

https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMR-EZ48VP-K-Upconverting-Discontinued-Refurbished/dp/B07J21JLPQ/re...

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-DVD-V9800-Tunerless-Upconverting-Renewed/dp/B08QX8HM86/ref=sr_1_3?cri...

But, for sure, if the device in question is lacking, then they'll need to go a different route.


Thanks, but I only found two on Amazon.ca (I'm Canadian) and they're really  expensive 

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