How to Hook Up a PS3 to an Older Style TV

by Lindsay Howell

Games and movies played on a Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) are designed for a high-definition television. PS3s also work on standard definition televisions that support RCA cables. The games and movies will not look as good on these televisions, but you will be able to play them without any problems.

Step 1

Insert the RCA cables into the port labeled "RCA" on the back of the PS3.

Step 2

Plug the RCA red cable into the red port on the TV. Plug the yellow cable into the yellow port and the white cable into the white port.

Step 3

Plug the power cable into the back of the PS3.

Step 4

Plug the other end of the power cable into the electrical socket.

Step 5

Press the "Power" button. Press the "Input" button on the remote until you have come to the channel displaying the PS3's menu.


  • "Sony PlayStation 3 Manual"; Sony; 2008

About the Author

Lindsay Howell has been writing since 2003. Her works have been featured in "Bittersweet," her campus literary magazine. Howell has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Frostburg State University.