How Do I Connect a VCR to my TV?

How Do I Connect a VCR to my TV?

Connecting a VCR may seem a little confusing at first, but I assure you, it's not as difficult as it seems. By the time you're finished reading this, you will become an expert at connecting your TV to a variety of Audio/Video sources.

What You'll Need...

  • TV
  • VCR
  • Composite A/V Cable
  • A small dose of patience

Composite cables, or A/V cables, are the most common form for connecting vintage electronics to televisions. Composite cables are distinct in that they have 3 cables, yellow, red and white. The yellow cable is strictly for video, while the red and white cables are for audio. White only is used in some situations where Mono (single channel audio) is required, while red and white together are for stereo sound. For stereo, red is always the right channel, and white is left.


What You'll Need To Do...

Connect one end of the AV cable to the back of your VCR.

Some VCRs have two rows of audio video ports, usually an input and an output, just be sure to use AV out. Next, you'll connect the other end of the wiring to the back panel of your TV.


Now that you have it all wired up, you're going to set it to the correct input, and put your tape in. That's all you have to do, now you can watch your movies whenever you want. If you want to connect another input device, like a DVD player, it's the same setup, just make sure to use a different input on your TV. Comment below if you have any questions.


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