How to connect a VCR to a flatscreen tv

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How to connect a VCR to a flatscreen tv
A VCR can be connected to a flatscreen TV using composite or coaxial cables. (home sinema system image by Pavel Losevsky from Fotolia.com)

While a flatscreen TV is usually equipped with component video and HDMI connections for high-definition signals, they all also come with traditional standard-definition inputs that are the same found on most traditional television sets. Using these connection ports, it is just as easy to connect a VCR to a flatscreen TV as it is to an older analogue television set

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Composite or coaxial cables

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Unplug your television set and the VCR from the AC power source.

  2. 2

    Attach red/white/yellow composite cables to the connections on the back of the VCR labelled "Line Out" or "Video Out." Keep the colours consistent--the red plug should go into the red jack, etc.

  3. 3

    Attach the composite cables to the "Line/Video In" connections on the back of the TV. Again, keep the colours consistent.

  4. 4

    Plug both the TV and VCR in to AC power and turn both on.

  5. 5

    Change your TV channel to "AV" ,"AUX" or "Video 1" to watch VCR tapes.

  1. 1

    Unplug your television set and the VCR from AC power.

  2. 2

    Attach one end of the coaxial cable to the VCR's "RF Out" or "To TV" connection.

  3. 3

    Set the channel selector on the back of the VCR to either channel 3 or channel 4.

  4. 4

    Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the television's "ANT In" or "RF In" connection.

  5. 5

    Plug the TV and VCR back in to AC power. Turn on the TV and set it to the same channel you chose earlier on the VCR and turn on your VCR.

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