The most ideal setup would be a VHS player set to a receiver, this way the sound would be at its best. You probably have one of these already for your Smart TV so the next few steps should be simple. Make sure that there are at least 6 speakers connected to the receiver too, I typically use 20 at a time if I can rewire the speakers correctly. On the back of your VCR, there's an AUX route that you can connect to your receiver. Make sure that the receiver is on the correct input for what you connect the AUX output from, you can label it as VCR so use your label maker for that if the receiver doesn't have an identity already. Next step is your video. Pull another wrap of RCA cables out and connect them from the output of the television to the input of the VCR, this time use the yellow wire. If you were using the yellow wire before in any of the other steps, you might want to start from the beginning because yellow only corresponds with video while the red and the white corresponds with left speaker and right speaker which means exactly what it sounds like, pun intended. It should be easy to not use the yellow for the sound set up, though, because everything is color coded as far as sound and video goes. If you don't hear any sound, or see any video, make sure the inputs on all of your HQ hardware corresponds with each other to bring up the clear picture and pitch perfect sound. If you just hear sound, move the yellow cable around until you see the picture on the television screen. If you just see video and don't hear anything, move the red and the white cables around until you hear stuff, unless if it's radio frequencies. If you hear radio frequencies, like police talking and stuff, listen for a bit until you get bored. Then go back to finding out how to hear the VHS video again. If you still can't get anything to work, then I don't know what to tell you. You're on your own.
After you're finished with this setup, pull out your Speed and Independence Day VHS tapes and have a great #throwbackthursday
By: Charles McHale