Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 87 / AUGUST 1987 / PAGE 8

Connecting To A VCR

I own an Atari 800XL. Is there any way I could hook my computer to a video cassette recorder (VCR)?

Rodney Santiago

Yes. There are two ways to do this. The simplest is to connect the antenna leads on the switchbox supplied with the computer (which are normally used to connect the computer to a television) to the VHP antenna inputs on the VCR. The other way is to make a special cable to connect the computer's monitor port directly to the video-in port of the VCR. If you aren't comfortable making a cable like this, a local television repairman may be able to make one for you. Your computer manual should explain the pinout, or connections, on the computer's video port.