How to Change Inputs on an RCA TV

By James Clark

RCA manufactures remote controls supplied with its television sets as well as universal remote controls that can be programmed to work with other brands of equipment. Each remote control is built with rows of labeled buttons for managing different functions. The buttons along the top rows are the source inputs, which let you choose between watching cable TV, a videotape played back on a VCR, a DVD or other possible sources of video. Changing the input on an RCA TV is simply a matter of pressing the labeled button for the component you wish to use.

Things You'll Need

  • RCA remote control

Step 1

Press the "On/Off" button on the remote control to activate the RCA TV.

Step 2

Press the "Cable" button to activate the input to a cable TV box or satellite receiver, if your TV is connected to satellite service.

Step 3

Press the "Video 1" button to activate the connection to a video component such as a DVD player.

Step 4

Press "Video 2" to change the input to the second video source, such as a VCR.