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Installation I have been given a second hand xbox, but have no installation or operating manual. The connection wire has three jack plugs, but my tv(new) only has ports for red and white connectors. jonanjoyce@aol.com

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Hmm if it is red and white only, that would most likely be an audio out channel for surround sound and such. On some tvs you can find the yellow, red, and white input on the front or side hidden behind a flip open cover. If all searching fails, then you can buy an RFU adapter from a local game store for around $9.99 usd new, it will plug right into the cable input on the back of the tv. And if you are lucky, some actually have add on av connectors in which you can plug in other yellow, red, and white input devices.

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The red and white are for audio (left and right) if you tv doesnt have video in then you will need a converter.

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