How to Play the NES on an LCD

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How to Play the NES on an LCD
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Trying to connect an original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to a high-definition LCD television can make you feel like you are on your last health bar with no lives left. You can connect your system to an LCD TV with either the popular RF Switch or RCA audio/ video cables. If you still don't have the heart to put away the classic 8-bit gaming consoles, hooking the NES to an LCD TV doesn't have to feel like an end-of-game boss fight.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • RCA audio/ video cables
  • RF-to-RCA cable modulator

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Plug the NES power cable into an electrical socket.

  2. 2

    Plug the yellow and red ends of the RCA audio/ video cables into the respective outputs on the side of your NES. Plug the other yellow and red ends into the composite inputs on your LCD TV.

  3. 3

    Turn on your NES. Press the "Input" button on your TV remote and select "Composite." The NES signal should now appear on your LCD TV.

  1. 1

    Plug the NES and the RF-to-RCA modulator into an electrical socket.

  2. 2

    Plug the RF Switch into the NES and screw the other end into the RF-to-RCA modulator.

  3. 3

    Plug the yellow and red ends of the RCA audio/ video cables into the respective outputs on the modulator. Place the other yellow and red ends into the composite inputs on your LCD TV.

  4. 4

    Turn on your NES. Press the "Input" button on your TV remote and select "Composite." The NES signal should now appear on your LCD TV.

Tips and warnings

  • If you experience interference on your television with the RF Switch method, ground it through a surge protector before connecting it to the modulator.

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