What lead to buy to connect a VHS video player to a smart tv?

Slime

LE
I want to connect a VHS video player to a tv. All of the HDMI ports are used up so a scart to HDMI converter isn't a good option, plus I'd rather not have another device behind the TV that needs a power source of its own, but would hardly get used.

The pic below shows the remaining free ports. Would a simple SCART to red/white/yellow lead be the best option or something else.

Thanks in advance.
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Oh, and yes, I am a dinosaur and still have over 100 VHS cassettes, mostly on topics never released on DVD or Bluray.
 

Slime

LE
You still have VHS porn? Get with the times, Grandad!
Funnily enough a lot of the videos are known as 'porn', they are rare or VHS only tapes of aircraft or other aviation titles.
 

Slime

LE
Thanks for the replies.
Cable ordered.
 

exspy

LE
None of your VHS tapes will be HD, and I doubt watching them with an HD connection to your television would be worthwhile. The component connection was the high end of analog connections for VHS tape to television. If your current television has a component input, just use that. Don't waste your money on anything else.

Your VHS machine will only give you a 500 line analog picture, no matter what connection to your television you use. Now, if you have a lot of tapes, and many of use still do, particularly porn speciality military tapes, it might behoove you to invest in a home VHS to DVD machine. That way, the best possible analog picture will be captured as digital.

Like you said, a lot of VHS never made it to DVD.

Cheers,
Dan.
 

morsk

LE


One of these. Composite to scart. £3 on the bay of Es
 

Sadurina

Old-Salt
Incidentally, beware of cheap scart to HDMI 'adaptors'. HMDI requires power, which is not supplied by th scart. If the adaptor includes a mains pulg thwn it will probably work.
 
Hah, all you piss-takers will laugh on the other side of your faces when VHS suddenly goes all retro chic. It's already happened with vinyl.

I've already filled my loft with c60 audio tapes, floppy disks, 56k dial-up modems, laser disks, and fax machines. I'm going to be a billionaire.
 

morsk

LE
If I could refer you back to the OPs Pic of available sockets on the telly, there is no composite video input, only component hence the need for a 5 phono lead solution.
the one you said then.
 
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If I could refer you back to the OPs Pic of available sockets on the telly, there is no composite video input, only component hence the need for a 5 phono lead solution.
in case anyone cares

composite video is all the colours tothether
componet video is a cable for red, green, blue
the audio is the other phono leads l&r for stero

as some else has already said...

your old vcr's scart output made not support composite video

however you may have a yellow phono input on the side of the telly (composite)
 

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