The Emerson DVD/VCR combo device allows you to play both DVD and VHS movies on your television without connecting two different devices to the TV. This also saves a connection port on the television, giving you the ability to connect additional content to the TV. Without a remote you can still use the device because all the necessary buttons on the DVD/VCR combo are built into the player.
Power on the television. Press the "Video" button on the television and the content from the Emerson DVD/VCR appears on the screen.
Select either "DVD" or "VCR" on the Emerson player, depending on what part of the combo device you want to use.
Insert the DVD or VHS into the Emerson hardware.
Push "Play." All of the control buttons function for both the DVD and VCR side of the player.
When the DVD loads (if watching a DVD) use the fast forward and rewind buttons to skip through the selection menu. Press "Play" again to play the DVD. If watching a VHS the movie is going to begin to play from the first time you pressed play.