How to Connect Multiple Video Game Consoles to your TV

If you have more than one gaming console in your house, you want to plug it in the same TV, at the same time, so you don't have to uninstall, install another, just to play a game, and vice versa

Steps

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    Verify if your TV don't have more than one RCA socket, on the front, lateral or behind it. If it does, just connect the other console cable on that, accordingly to the colors (yellow for video, red and white for audio)
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    Turn on your TV. Turn on your console, look in your remote for a button with label "TV/AV" and press it until the game appear on the screen, or change channel until you find your console, generally is AV1, AV2 or AV3
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    If your TV don't have free RCA sockets, buy an RCA switch. Connect the cables of each console to an input
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    Connect an RCA cable to the output port of the switch, and connect that to one free RCA socket in your TV.
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    Set the input select switch to the number on the input where the console is turned on.
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    Press the TV/AV button on your remote until you find the right AV channel.

Warnings

  • If possible, disconnect all devices from the wall socket before starting
  • Only turn on TV and console after you have all the cables connected

Article Info

Categories: Television | Video Games