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Hooking up vcr and wii game with out disconnecting one or other

I have to disconnect vcr every time i want to play games do i need s cable and what does it do

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Depending on your vcr (really need a description of its input and outputs) you may be able to connect the game to the VCR's inputs and just run the signal through it.
An 'S-video' cable stands for Separate video, abbreviated S-Video and also known as Y/C (or erroneously, S-VHS and "super video") is an analogue video signal that carries the video data as two separate signals (brightness and colour), unlike composite video which carries the video signals mixed in one line. S-Video, as most commonly implemented, carries 480i or 576i resolution video, i.e. standard definition video. S-Video does not carry audio on the same cable.

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Super nintendo


Original-Style Super NES RF to VCR Hookup



Installation Steps:

Locate the VCR's VHF IN [ANT, CATV, 75S(ohm)] or Cable Connector.
Disconnect the existing cable wire from the VCR's VHF IN.
Connect the short, thick wire from the RF Switch (labeled ANT) to your VCR's VHF IN.
Reconnect the existing cable wire (disconnected in step 2) to the silver post labeled ANT on the RF switch.
Connect the thin wire from the RF Switch (labeled Control Deck) to the back of the Super NES (labled RF Out).
On the back of the Super NES, set the 3/4 switch so that it matches the channel of the VCR. Note on Sharp TV/VCR Combo
After the system is connected to the VCR:

Insert the Game Pak firmly into the Control Deck.
Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck. Use the far left port for player one.
Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end of the cord into a wall outlet.
Slide the Power Switch to the On position.
Turn your TV and VCR on. Set up your TV and VCR the same way you would to watch a movie on the VCR.
The game image should now be displayed on the TV screen. You are ready to play!
Note: The RF Switch does not produce stereo sound. To get stereo sound, connect your Control Deck using the Stereo Audio/Video Cable.

If after following these directions you are not able to view the game, try our Troubleshooting Tips.

Feb 10, 2013 | Nintendo Super NES Console

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Sounds not working on super nintendo


There may be a problem in one of your hookup cables and not your system. Try purchasing a new connection cable (where to buy). You can also try borrowing the cable from a friend to see if it solves your problem before purchasing a new item.well I guess that you will have to hook it up to a DVD player or a VCR player to have it work on a digital tv
Note: pictured above is the original Super NES. The redesigned Super NES uses the same hookup steps listed below.
Installation Steps:

Locate the Audio/Video inputs on the back of the VCR.
Place the yellow end of the Stereo AV Cable into the Video "in" on the back of the VCR.
Connect the red end of the cable to Audio "in" Right. Connect the white end of the cable to the Audio "in" Left. Use a slight twisting motion when inserting each cable and ensure the cables are firmly pressed into the input.
Note: If you have a mono VCR with only one Audio input, click here for a diagram of how the hook-up will look. The Y-adapter pictured is optional; you can also simply leave the white cable disconnected instead.

Connect the rectangular (gray) plug of the Stereo AV Cable into the "multi out" connector on the back of the Control Deck.
After system is connected to the VCR:

Insert the Game Pak firmly into the Control Deck.
Plug the Controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck. Use the far left port for player one.
Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end into a wall outlet.
Set the VCR's TV/VCR button to VCR. You can put a movie in the VCR, press play, make sure you see the movie on the TV, then press stop. This puts your VCR into VCR mode.
Slide the Power Switch on (toward Game Pak).
Turn on the VCR and locate the input select. It is often called: input select, AUX (auxiliary), Line, Line In, Input, Source, Select, In, or EXT (external). Switch the input select to show the Nintendo game.
The Game image should now be displayed on the screen. You are ready to play!
Recording Game Play

Set up the Super NES to play a game.
Insert a videotape and press Record. You can now tape your video game playing for posterity!
If after following these directions you are not able to view the game, try our Troubleshooting Tips.
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Jan 31, 2013 | Nintendo Super NES Console

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Snes no sound


Installation steps:
These steps work for Wii, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo 64, and Super NES hookups.

Gently pull the yellow cable of the Stereo AV cable apart from the two Audio cables (red & white). Plug the yellow cable into the Video Input on the TV or VCR.
Locate an open set of Audio inputs (left & right) on your home stereo. Do NOT use inputs marked "Phono."
Plug the white cable into the Audio Left input on your home stereo. Plug the red cable into the Audio Right input on your home stereo.
Set the input select on the stereo system to match the label on the set of audio inputs. (For example, if you plugged the Audio cables into the AUX port, switch the stereo to AUX or "auxilliary."
Make sure the game is placed properly in the system.
Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck using the left most port for player one.
Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the system. Plug the other end into a wall outlet.
Turn the power on.
Turn on the TV or VCR and locate the input select. It's often called Input Select, AUX (auxilary), Line, Line In, Input, Source, Select, In, or EXT (external. Switch the input select to show the Nintendo game.
Note: If you are using a VCR, you will need to set the VCR's TV/VCR button to VCR. You can do this by putting a movie in the VCR, pressing play, then pressing stop.

The game image should now be displayed on the screen. You're ready to play.

Dec 31, 2012 | Nintendo Super NES Console

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My n 64 has audio but no video


These steps work for Wii, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo 64, and Super NES hookups.

Gently pull the yellow cable of the Stereo AV cable apart from the two Audio cables (red & white). Plug the yellow cable into the Video Input on the TV or VCR.
Locate an open set of Audio inputs (left & right) on your home stereo. Do NOT use inputs marked "Phono."
Plug the white cable into the Audio Left input on your home stereo. Plug the red cable into the Audio Right input on your home stereo.
Set the input select on the stereo system to match the label on the set of audio inputs. (For example, if you plugged the Audio cables into the AUX port, switch the stereo to AUX or "auxilliary."
Make sure the game is placed properly in the system.
Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck using the left most port for player one.
Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the system. Plug the other end into a wall outlet.
Turn the power on.
Turn on the TV or VCR and locate the input select. It's often called Input Select, AUX (auxilary), Line, Line In, Input, Source, Select, In, or EXT (external. Switch the input select to show the Nintendo game.
Note: If you are using a VCR, you will need to set the VCR's TV/VCR button to VCR. You can do this by putting a movie in the VCR, pressing play, then pressing stop.

The game image should now be displayed on the screen. You're ready to play.

Dec 25, 2012 | Nintendo 64 Console

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Rf but no video and sound


S-Video Hookups

Note: The S-Video cables are not compatible with the redesigned Super Nintendo. They are sold separately at most retail locations as well as nintendo's Online Store.


Installation Steps:
Locate the Audio/Video inputs on the back of the TV or VCR.
Place the black end of the S-Video Cable into the S-Video IN on the back of the TV or VCR. Connect the red end of the cable to Audio IN Right.Connect the white end of the cable to the Audio IN Left. Use a slight twistingmotion when inserting the each cable and ensure the cables are firmly pressed into the input.
Connect the rectangular (gray) plug of the S-Video cable into the multi-out connector on the back of the Control Deck.
After system is connected to the TV or VCR:
Insert Game Pak fully into the Control Deck.
Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck using the left-most port for one-player games.
Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end into a wall outlet.
Set the VCR's TV/VCR button to VCR. You can put a movie in the VCR, press Play, make sure the movie appears on your TV, then press Stop. This puts your VCR into VCR mode.
Slide the Power Switch on (toward the Game Pak).
Turn on the VCR and locate the input select. It's often called: input select, AUX auxiliary), Line, Line In, Input, Source, Select, In, or EXT (external). Switch the input select to show the Nintendo game.
The game image should now be displayed on the screen. You're ready to play! To record video games, set the system up to play games as usual, then insert a video tape and press Record. It's that easy!

Dec 27, 2011 | Nintendo Super NES Console

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No video or sound


External Speakers



Installation steps:
These steps work for Wii, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo 64, and Super NES hookups.

Gently pull the yellow cable of the Stereo AV cable apart from the two Audio cables (red & white). Plug the yellow cable into the Video Input on the TV or VCR.
Locate an open set of Audio inputs (left & right) on your home stereo. Do NOT use inputs marked "Phono."
Plug the white cable into the Audio Left input on your home stereo. Plug the red cable into the Audio Right input on your home stereo.
Set the input select on the stereo system to match the label on the set of audio inputs. (For example, if you plugged the Audio cables into the AUX port, switch the stereo to AUX or "auxilliary."
Make sure the game is placed properly in the system.
Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck using the left most port for player one.
Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the system. Plug the other end into a wall outlet.
Turn the power on.
Turn on the TV or VCR and locate the input select. It's often called Input Select, AUX (auxilary), Line, Line In, Input, Source, Select, In, or EXT (external. Switch the input select to show the Nintendo game.
Note: If you are using a VCR, you will need to set the VCR's TV/VCR button to VCR. You can do this by putting a movie in the VCR, pressing play, then pressing stop.

The game image should now be displayed on the screen. You're ready to play.

Dec 27, 2011 | Nintendo Super NES Console

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Specific info re hooking up Wii, no instructional manual. What is specifically needed to play the games?


To play the game you need to hook up three main things.
  • First plug in the RCA cables (red, yellow, white) to its corresponding jack on the wii and colors on the TV
  • Then plug in the sensor bar into the wii and place it either above or below the TV
  • Lastly hook up the power into the wii and the power outlet.

Power it up and play!

Jul 03, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I can not figure out how to put my Toshiba M454 to Line 1 to play my Gamecube.



  1. Run your AV cords from your Game Cube to your VCR input in the back.
  2. Now run the AV inputs from the VCR (outputs) to your TV (inputs)
  3. Now you press "input" on the remote on your VCR to make the VCR play your input thr Game Cube is hooked up to.
  4. Now you set your TV to what ever input you hooked your AV cable from your VCR to.
  5. Turn the Game Cube on and play.


Regards, Tony

May 04, 2011 | Toshiba M454 VCR

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I disconnected the wii at the back of the tv and installed a piggy back plug so I could watch my vcr or play wii. Now I have no color when I use the wii although the tv is fine. I removed the piggyback...


Your wii automatically set itself to HD but your tv doesn't support it. You need to change your wii to standard definition under video settings.

Mar 20, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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