How to Connect a Web Cam to a TV

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How to Connect a Web Cam to a TV
Use RCA cable plugs for the TV connection. (Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A webcam typically connects to a PC or laptop with a USB cable for communicating over the Internet. Some newer television models are equipped with a USB port among other audio-video jacks for connecting equipment, but you can still connect a webcam to your TV even without a USB socket. Buy an adaptor cable with a USB plug on one end and RCA composite plugs on the other. Vurtually all TV sets are equipped with RCA jacks. You'll also need a female-to-female USB adaptor to hook up the webcam's cable to your adaptor cable.

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Things you need

  • Female-to-female USB adaptor
  • USB-to-RCA cable

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  1. 1

    Push the USB plug on the end of your webcam into one end of the USB female adaptor.

  2. 2

    Connect the USB plug on your USB-to-RCA adaptor cable to the other end of the female adaptor.

  3. 3

    Hook up the RCA plugs to the matching white, red and yellow input jacks on your TV.

  4. 4

    Plug in the power cord for the webcam and switch it on.

  5. 5

    Turn on the TV and press the video or input button on your remote control until the image captured by the webcam appears on your screen.

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