How to Connect a Panasonic VCR to a Panasonic Viera Hi-Definition Plasma TV

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How to Connect a Panasonic VCR to a Panasonic Viera Hi-Definition Plasma TV
Two sets of composite cables are needed to connect a Panasonic VCR with a Viera hi-def TV. (full hd lcd tv image by mattmatt73 from

Panasonic Viera plasma TV sets are equipped with several different sets of audio-video jacks for hooking up home theatre equipment such as a VCR. The Viera's two sets of composite AV cables, one for inputs and one for outputs, offer convenient connections for a VCR to receive a signal for recording and for playback of videotapes on the television. The cables are colour coded for fast set up.

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Things you need

  • 2 sets of composite cables.

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  1. 1

    Unplug the Panasonic VCR and Viera TV from the electricity.

  2. 2

    Connect the three plugs on one end of a composite cable to the white and red audio output jacks and the yellow video output jack on the back of the VCR. Match the colours on the plugs to the jacks.

  3. 3

    Hook up the other ends to the composite input jacks on the back panel of the Viera. This completes the connection for playback of videotapes on the TV.

  4. 4

    Connect a second set of cables from the Viera's composite output jacks to the input or record jacks on the back of the VCR. This cable sends the programming signal for recording on the VCR.

  5. 5

    Plug in the Panasonic components to the electricity and turn on each device, then press the "Input" button on the Viera remote control repeatedly until the VCR video signal appears on the screen. Each press of the "Input" button switches the TV to a different set of AV jacks.

Tips and warnings

  • Connect the two components with composite cables before plugging either one into the electricity.

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