How to connect it
Well, you don't give much to go on...
Assuming you have a newer system, it should come with a video cable of some sort and a power cable of some sort. On every console I know of, they both have easy-to-find ports on the back to plug in to. The power cable goes into the wall socket and the video cable goes to your tv. Nowadays, video game systems have either AV cables (red, yellow, and white) or component cables (red, blue, and green) that ship with them. Old systems like the NES may come with an old RF connection (the one that is reminiscent of a cable connection--witht the screw thing on the end). Old tvs may not have AV inputs for the RYW or RGB connections. These will require an RF converter.
Any recent tvs have RYW inputs. They are generally on the back, or on flat tvs on the side, and they are usually color coded to match the type of wires that go into them. Mono tvs have only a white (sound) and a yellow (video). Stereo tvs have a red (right sound) in addition to these. High-def tvs have component inputs as well for higher quality. If you have an xbox 360, find the RGB cables and then find the color coded component inputs on your tv. Then also plug in the red and white sound jacks. make sure your xbox cable is switched to the component setting. This is a little switch that is on the connector where the cable meets the xbox.
This is the gemeral way to hook up a video game system, Anything else will require more details.
Jul 29, 2008 |
Video Game Consoles & Games