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Keep your consoles in play with a patch bay (pictures)

With this simple how-to, you can wire your old and new video game systems into one television and have all your classic games ready to play in the blink of a patch.

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Video game patch bay

Look familiar? These don't need to get exiled to the garage -- you can keep your friends close and your consoles closer, with an RCA patch bay and some cables. Here we take a look at the components you'll need so you can play classic games on your TV.
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RCA and 1/4-inch patch bay

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1/4-inch patch cables

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RCA component cable

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Video game patch bay supplies

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Connect your game consoles

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Label your sources

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Patch in your game systems

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RCA and 1/4-inch patch bay

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