If you still have an old television in your house, connecting a VCR to it is a lot easier than it seems and in many cases, it requires a lot less cables than a newer television. Depending on the type of VCR connection, there are two standard ways to attach the device to a television. This cable line usually comes from the wall or floor of the house or is plugged into a coaxial cable outlet in the wall. Connect the incoming cable line directly into a cable box or satellite television box, if you use one with your television set up.
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You may still have many video tapes that you like to play but find it hard to connect a VCR to your new flat screen TV. This needs to be done for both the video and for the audio. Some VCRs have one audio out socket mono and some have two audio out sockets stereo — we will look at stereo first, and look at the differences for mono later in this article.
Turn off and unplug the TV. Connect the two ports with a coaxial cable. Connect the VCR to a power source and turn it on. Plug the TV in and turn it on.