First of all, I know very well that modern TVs are neither made for, nor good at, displaying old video game consoles' video signals. With that said, I'm trying to test the controllers of an N64 where I've just put new analogue sticks into its controllers, so I need to see some kind of video to check if they work correctly. I currently have no CRT TV here.
But there is no video. I only hear audio.
The TV has no SCART connector, so I had to unplug the N64's output cable's yellow, white and red cables from the SCART connector which they are normally connected to and then plug those cables into the TV's connectors on the back side individually. But it just says "invalid signal" or something along those lines. I think it's expecting/supporting only "component" cables, but these are the most basic cables... "composite video", I think it's called.
So is that it? I just cannot technically display the video output of a N64 on this modern TV? I'd have to buy some converter hardware or something just for this?
I did try to look in all kinds of settings on the TV but found no "pretend the component video connector is a composite one mode" or similar. But it seems strange to me that it would not support this, even if poorly.
Is there a way which I'm missing?
For your convenience, this is the product webpage with specs: https://www.lg.com/uk/tvs/lg-43UK6200PLA And here is a direct link to a photo of its back side: https://www.lg.com/uk/images/tvs/MD06014117/gallery/large05.jpg
I don't think I've ever had any kind of hardware in my life which actually had "component" cables.