How to Hook a PS3 to a DVD VCR Player

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How to Hook a PS3 to a DVD VCR Player
Connect your audio/video devices to a television with RCA cables. (three rca connectors on white background image by JoLin from Fotolia.com)

The Sony PlayStation 3 is a high definition, next generation gaming system that typically connects to HD televisions through a component cable or HDMI cable connection. However, if you have a standard definition television with a single RCA audio/video cable connection, it's possible to hook up the PS3 to the TV through this port, even if you must run it through an already connected DVD/VCR combo player.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the RCA audio/video cables into the standard definition "Out" port on the rear of the Sony PlayStation 3.

  2. 2

    Plug the opposite ends of the RCA cables into the "Video In" ports on the back of the DVD/VCR combo player.

  3. 3

    Connect the second set of RCA audio/video cables into the "Video Out" ports on the DVD/VCR combo player. Plug the opposite end of the cables into the "Video In" ports on the television.

  4. 4

    Power on the television, DVD/VCR combo player and the Sony PlayStation 3. Press "Video" on the TV, then set the DVD/VCR combo to play from the VCR connection. With the PS3 turned on, the video game content appears on the television screen by running through the DVD/VCR connection. As soon as you insert a VHS tape into the VCR, the connection is cut off and the VHS tape content appears.

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