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3DO connection problems

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:31 pm
by Devoid
I am having problems getting an image display from my newly bought Goldstar 3DO and, it being my first console that I have ever owned, has led me to conclude that I am potentially connecting it incorrectly, or am tuning the TV in the wrong fashion. So any advice would be great.

I am using an RCA connection, with a plug that looks like this: I have plugged it into the AV exit on my TV and the revelant outputs on the 3DO. However when I switch on the 3DO the power button goes red, but the TV just keeps on playing its usual channels. When I put in a cd the access button flashes green, but still no display [ie the TV is playing Sky and not recognizing a console is connected]. I have a samsung le37r88bd Lcd TV.

So have I connected the console incorrectly, or am I not tuning the TV. If the latter is true, what channel do I need to put it on, do I need to switch off Sky ect....? Any help would be great. Thanks

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:43 pm
by BryWI
AV exit sounds like that is an output for your tv not an input. make sure you are using an input to plug the rca cords in to. Then most tvs you have to change to the input you are trying to use. Usualy on the remote or tv there is a button that will say input and you can change the input to rca1, rca2, hdmi1... etc etc. You will have to change the input to what you are trying to use. Hope this helps.

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:05 pm
by UnholyTancred
If you were using RF you'd have to put in on channel 3 I believe.

But since you're using an RCA connection, BryWI is correct. You have to select whichever input you connected the jacks to.

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:28 pm
by Hound
If you have the connections plugged into connectors on the TV marked LINE IN, Video 1 or something similar, as long as it says IN, you may need to change the input on your TV. There should be a button on the TV or remote that says Input Select, TV/Video or something similar. Changing that to match whatever the inputs on the TV are labeled will get you the right channel.

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:30 am
by mattyg
Basic rule of thumb when connecting any AV equipment is where do you want the signal to go? You want it to come OUT of the console and INto the TV !

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:47 pm
by Devoid
Great thanks for everybody's help. There was a menu button on the TV remote which bought up a kind of control panel where one could alter between the inputs, and now everything is working perfect. So thanks again for getting me up and running!