CNET How To - Make a video game console patchbay -

CNET How To – Make a video game console patchbay

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Stephen Beacham demonstrates how you can wire old and new video game systems into one television and have all your classic games ready to play in the blink of a patch.


  1. LOL. I think an RCA switcher is cheaper and a lot easier to set up, no moving cables.

  2. Or use a male to female RCA extension cable.

  3. RCA switch is way better way to do this clutter of a mess

  4. This is what happens when you mix an audio engineer with a gamer. πŸ™‚

  5. Looks like 1980s tech. Couldn't u have come up wit a better solution Cnet?

  6. but the wii u has backwards compatibility with wii games

  7. This doesn't make much sense…I must be missing something…

  8. Thats what I was thinking?!?! Plus they got ones with component and hdmi switches on it now for like 15, $20 new.

  9. Or you could get an RCA Switcher for €10/ $10/ Β£8

  10. Yeah but this is cooler, for a geek.

  11. Hahahahaha this guy is a moron. RCA switch works better and blowing in NES games ruins them.

  12. waste of money !
    just connect them directly to the tv

  13. This dude needs to get out of 1989 and get laid. Than he can patch a chick….lol

  14. Remind me again why (1) if I can be bothered to switch cables on the patchbay why I'm not just switching them on the TV and (2) why I wouldn't just buy a switch and a remote controlled one at that?

  15. Blowing in game cartridge damages it

  16. > "I like to plug them into the bottom-right side"
    > Plugs them into the bottom-left
    … wat

  17. well that's about a half a step above turning the tv around to do the same thing

  18. 007 Goldeneye, BEST N64 GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. get a bunch of stimulators install on a pc, viola.

  20. Or you just get a source selector like a normal person…

  21. cool lies

    i bought tht for no reason kuku dummy

  22. And by the way Kyli Rouge when he said right side he ment the right side of the other side

  23. Now I just need to retire from my real life and I'm set.

  24. I have a device at home that does that at the push of a button, not unplugging and plugging.

  25. Can anyone tell me how to play games in my bedroom while the console is in my living room?

  26. Shoot, even switchers are pointless.Β  For such a small collection just get a bunch of y cables.Β  Normally you would have to worry about interference splitting theΒ cables like that, but since you'll only have one console turned on at a time…. yeah.Β 

    Also why the hell would you be using composite out?Β  Most of those systems support svideo or better.Β 

  27. You must be a millinair GIVE ME YOUR MONEY NOW😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😁😈😈😈😈😈😈😈

  28. You didn't make a gameYour just using parts!😬

  29. This is so stupid….. rca is a fucken joke

  30. OK, but I rather push a button and have better video than this. However, on a pinch and budget this is fine. Nice information.

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