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Connection via aerial cable

Please also refer to the operating instructions for your TV set and your video recorder.

  1. Connect the power supply (AC adapter) to the ""DC 12V IN"" jack of the Nintendo GameCube and to the electrical socket.
  2. Connect the RF modulator* to the ""ANALOG AV OUT"" jack of the Nintendo GameCube.
  3. Connect the long, thin cable of the aerial connnection* to the ""RF-Out"" jack of the RF modulator.
  4. Remove the cable of the house aerial (or the receiver) from the video recorder aerial jack.
  5. Connect the house aerial (or receiver) cable to the aerial connection (""ANT"" jack).
  6. Connect the aerial connection to the ""OUT"" jack of the video recorder.
  7. Connect the video recorder to the TV as normal.
  8. Place a Nintendo GameCube disc into the Nintendo GameCube and switch it on.
  9. Select the video channel on the TV and a free channel on the video recorder.
  10. With the channel seeker, look for channel 3 or 4 on the video recorder. If no game image appears, move the ""CH3/CH4"" switch on the RF modulator to the other position and use the channel seeker again.
  11. Store the channel on the video recorder as soon as the game image is seen.

Please note that with this connection only mono reception is possible!

RF modulator: Small black adapter with Analog-AV-Out connection on the one side and an RF jack and a CH3/CH4 switch on the other.
Aerial connection (Switch): Small grey box with a long, thin cable (on the grey box, the switch, there are two free connection jacks).
RF-Modulator and switch are available separately as a set from retailers.