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How to Connect a TV to a Karaoke Machine

Updated July 20, 2017

Karaoke is a great way to spend a Friday night. Fortunately, many karaoke machines feature RCA jacks that make them compatible with any monitor equipped with RCA inputs, such as your TV. Make the connection to view the lyrics on the TV and broadcast the audio through your TV's speakers.

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  1. Find the "Input" connection panel on the rear of your TV and locate the "Video IN" and "Audio IN" ports.

  2. Insert one end of the yellow RCA cable into the "Video IN" port on the rear of the TV. Connect the other end to the "Video OUT" port on your karaoke machine.

  3. Insert one end of the red and white audio cables into the "Audio IN" ports on the TV and plug the other end of the cables into the "Audio OUT" port on the karaoke machine.

  4. Turn on your TV and press the "Input" or "TV/Video" button to select the input connected to the karaoke machine.

  5. Turn on the karaoke machine and press "Play." The lyrics will appear on the TV, and the audio will come out of the TV's speakers.

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Things You'll Need

  • RCA composite cables

About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."

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