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How to connect VCR To TV Using Composite Wires

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Wiring Instructions:
  • Connect one end of the Composite Red (Right)/White (Left)/Yellow (Video) cable to the VCR connector labeled Composite, Audio/Video, Output or TV and the other end to any Input Composite connector on the TV.
  • To watch a VCR/VHS tape, put in the tape and press Play. Select the Input on the TV that corresponds to the label next to where you connected the Composite cable from the VCR.

Note: These instructions do not include any additional customizations you may have made.

Select the components below to add them to the diagram.

No TV No Receiver No TV Source No CD No Computer
TV A/V Receiver Cable Box CD Player Computer
Input Selector Satellite SACD Player
No VCR No DVD Player No DVD Recorder No Game System No Record Player
VCR DVD Player DVD Recorder Game System Record Player
VCR/DVD Combo BluRay Player TiVo / DVR

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Instructions for using this page:
  • Click the buttons at the top to add Audio/Video components to the diagram.
  • Click add or remove to add or remove outputs from a component.
  • Use the first drop down list on each component to connect to a different component.
  • Use the second drop down list to change the type of wire. More stars below means better quality wire.
Types of Wires
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