questionshow do you connect a nintendo 64 to newer…

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You'll want an RCA adapter. You can pick them up pretty cheaply in any Gamestop/Gamers type store with used stock, or on eBay.

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I'm assuming you're trying to connect the yellow RCA cable to one of the R/B/G component inputs. If your TV does not have the yellow RCA video input, you'll need to find an adapter of some kind. What inputs does your TV have? Some possibilities: VGA (blue computer), DVI (white computer), HDMI, component r/b/g, S-video (round with pins) I think they make RCA to VGA and RCA to S-Video...

If you have a VCR lying around, you could connect the N64 to that and then connect the VCR to the TV with the coaxial cable.

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@bsmith1: Good call on the RGB, didn't think of that. My TV (Vizio) has RGB that will also accept RCA (one of the jacks is dual purposed). Not sure how many other brands, if any, do something similar.

OP: If your TV doesn't have RCA, you can also grab a coax adapter from the same places I mentioned before, usually for even cheaper than the RCA adapters.

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I think my tv is like yours. I used the RGB cables for my SNES and play it quite often. It's fun to have 16 bits spread over a 50 inch tv...

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@bsmith1: Unfortunately, I do not have a VCR anymore. That was how I used to connect it. The TV has teh standards S-video and HDMI connections as well as the RGB. I only have the N64 coaxial connection.

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You would need an s-video to HDMI adapter. Not too sure how well they work but Amazon has one for under forty bucks:

http://www.amazon.com/SANOXY-HDMI-Composite-S-Video-Converter/dp/B0047PDBP0

A much more expensive idea is to pick up a Wii. You can download (pay for) a bunch of "old school" games on Wii from NES, SNES, N64, Turbo Grafix, etc. I was playing Master Blaster the other day on Wii. I forgot all about that game!

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@coondogg97: I would agree except for the fact that I really like the feel of the N64 controller. Can't compare Wii to the N64 controller in your hands.

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@mstislavski: So your N64 has this connection?
Coaxial:

I'm sure your TV has the coaxial input:

Is the above how you had them connected and you got black and white?

I thought N64 only had the RCA:

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If you have the Yellow / White / Red RCA outputs for the N64 and an S-Video input on the TV, this adapter should work.
http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-SVC2-S-Video-Converter/dp/B0002KR7G8/
(probably could find one cheaper)

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@bsmith1: I have no idea why but yes I have the coaxial connection and got black and white. I believe I have the RGB cords somewhere as well.

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@bsmith1: N64 had coax and RCA.

@mstislavski: I think you mean RCA, not RGB.

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@mstislavski: Ok. if you're getting black and white image when using coaxial, I can only suggest that you check the connections (on both ends) to make sure they're good and tight. Also, inspect the end of the cord to make sure the pin in the middle isn't bent to the side or something. If that doesn't work, you might have a bad coaxial cord or the input could be bad on the TV, I suppose.

Another thought...some TV's will want you to be on channel 1, 3 or 4 when using the coaxial for things like a VCR or N64. Make sure the TV is on the correct channel for the N64. If you're one channel off, you might see some stuff, but not the correct picture. Further, the TV might have to be configured for analog input on the coaxial... This is under the TV's channel setup. If you picked Cable or Digital input for the channel scan, it may not work with the N64. Have the N64 turned on and connected and do a channel scan on the TV.

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@mstislavski: If you have the coaxial connection pictured above and not RCA, then you can order a replacement RCA cable for cheap. If you have an SNES, you can use the cord from that.

Getting an HDMI converter would be ridiculous if you have the red/yellow/white compatible plugs on the tv.

Here is what you want:
http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-AV-Cable-Super/dp/B000035Y6B/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1346430446&sr=1-2&keywords=n64+av+cable

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@omnichad: I agree. If the TV has the RCA (yellow + white and red) inputs then the cord you linked would be best. I guess I was assuming the OP's TV didn't have them. I bought a small TV a couple years ago that I now use as a computer monitor. I was surprised to find that it didn't have any RCA inputs. It only had coaxial, HDMI, S-Video, DVI, and VGA. Most TVs still have at least 1 set of RCA inputs, but they used to have at least 3 when everything used RCA. HDMI is the new RCA these days.

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Thanks to everyone for the help. I think I can properly enjoy and fulfill my craving for Karting and Goldeneye

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What they ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑ said.

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It's funny, I just pulled out the N64 to play Perfect Dark with mah friend yesterday :D