K-12 Video Setups (DVD/VCR/TV)

General Instructions

***Keep the TV in VIDEO mode. Use the VCR/DVD player for everything - TV channels, VHS tapes, and DVD's.***

*How do you keep the TV in video mode?

- Use the Input button on the remote to toggle between Video mode and TV Channel mode. (If the TV is displaying a number when you first turn it on, it is in TV Channel mode. You will only see fuzz or snow. If the TV displays words such as VID or S-Video, then it is in a Video mode.)
- Only press the ON/OFF button on the TV (never turn the channel).

- If the TV gets put into channel mode (you can see the channel numbers), press the Input button on the TV remote to put it in VIDEO mode.

(Go to the bottom of this page for info about the remote controls.)

Viewing TV Programs

Make sure the VCR/DVD player is in VCR mode.

-The word "VCR" will show at the left side of the display. If not, press the VCR/DVD button on the VCR/DVD player until it shows.

-Use the Channel Up/Down Buttons on the VCR/DVD player to change channels. (Or use the remote control.)

-If you are concerned about what TV show appears when you turn on the system to play a tape or DVD, keep the TV channel on Channel 3 or 4.

Viewing VHS Tapes

Make sure the VCR/DVD player is in VCR mode.

-The word "VCR" will show at the right side of the display. If not, press the VCR/DVD button on the VCR/DVD player until it shows.

-Press the "Play" button on the VCR/DVD player. (Or use the remote control.)

Viewing DVDs

Make sure the VCR/DVD player is in DVD mode.

-The word "DVD" will show at the right side of the display. If not, press the VCR/DVD button on the VCR/DVD player until it shows.

-Press the "Play" button on the VCR/DVD player. (Or use the remote control.)

DO NOT CHANGE THE CABLES
Below are pictures that show how cables should be connected.

TV Cables

From the back of the TV, the lower left black cable is the S-Video cable that comes from the TVator. (Note: the arrow on the connector goes up.)

The Yellow/Red/White connectors come from the Out connections on the VCR/DVD player (see picture to the right).

These are the only cables that should be plugged into the TV.

TV Connections

VCR/DVD Cables

From the back of the VCR/DVD player, the lower right cable is for Cable TV and comes from the wall jack. It is usually a white cable, but may be black in a few rooms.

The Yellow/Red/White connectors go the the In connections on the TV (see picture to the left).

These are the only cables that should be plugged into the VCR/DVD player.

VCR/DVD Connections

Remote Controls

If the Panasonic remote doesn't work with the TV, either:
-the batteries need to be changed.
-the batteries have been changed and the code needs to be reset.
-you are forgetting to push the TV Select button before pushing Input(see diagram in the link at the beginning of this section).

How to Set the TV Code on the Panasonic Remote
1. Press the TV button and continue holding it down while doing steps 2 & 3.
2. Press the "0" button.
3. Press the "3" button.
4. Release the TV button.

How to Switch Between VID and SVID modes.
(Does not apply to elementary classrooms.)

1. Press Menu.
3. Press Channel Down to highlight #4 "Channel."
4. Press Menu.
5. Press Channel Down to highlight #5 "Video Input Source."
6. Press Menu.
7. Press Channel Down to highlight #1 "Video Input" or #2 "S-Video Input."
8. Press Menu.
9. Press Channel Down to highlight #0 "Exit."
10. Press Menu.
11. Press Channel Down to highlight #0 "Exit."
12. Press Menu.

Panasonic TV Remote

Use for setting VIDEO mode on TV and for Volume settings.

RCA TV Remote

Use for setting VIDEO mode on TV and for Volume settings

Toshiba VCR/DVD Remote

Use for operating VCR/DVD player.

TVator Remote

Use to adjust TVator settings.