I received this message from a friend, who has asked me to buy the necessary hardware, if it is available at Micro Center:
"I’ve been searching and goggling how to play old VCR machines on analog with existing LG TV that’s on HD/4K.
My wife wants to watch old VCR tapes, movies and personal recordings, on LG TV or Sony HD 1K."
"I bought converters (2 different models & make) that connects RCA cables to HDMI but I only get the audio but not the video on both 4K & 1K TVs."
"The other option is to buy a VCR-DVD combo machine with HDMI outlet. But they’re quite pricey, from $1,000 to $600, more than the price of the TV I have.
Asking for your help."
There are a few ways to go here. A composite to HDMI video adapter should work. Keep in mind this is an analog to digital adapter, and they tend to be in the $50-60 range. If you're paying considerably less, I would expect it to fail. Here's one of the units we sell: https://www.microcenter.com/product/469974/qvs-composite-female-to-hdmi-female-a-v-converter
Option 2: https://www.microcenter.com/product/405119/roxio-easy-vhs-to-dvd-3-plus-(pc)
Convert your VHS collection to digital format, you can run a media server if you want to so he has easy access to the entire library.
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