NES RF to VCR Hookup

Installation Steps:

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

After the system is connected to the VCR:

  1. Insert the Game Pak firmly into the Control Deck.
  2. Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck. Use the far left port for player one.
  3. Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end of the cord into a wall outlet.
  4. Press the Power button on the front of the Control Deck.
  5. Turn your TV and VCR on. Set up your TV and VCR the same way you would to watch a movie on the VCR.
  6. The game image should now be displayed on the TV screen.

If after following these directions you are not able to view the game (for instance, if the red power light flashes off and on), try our Troubleshooting Tips.