It comes with the cables that have the red, yellow and white connectors (I can't remember what they're called). I was able to easily connect it to my t.v. and watch both video cassettes and dvd's. I can't record with the VCR, however. I think I would need another set of cables to be able to do this.
This device came with basic connecting cables to a TV. But, it is not a traditional VCR. I has no tuner of its own and will only record the program currently being watched on the TV. So, you can't recorde one thing and watch another. I bought this only because I wanted a conbination VHS tape player and dvd player. My grandsons have lots of old VHS tapes they still like to watch. It works fine for that purpose.
It only comes with the RCA cables. (The red, yellow & white plugged cables) If your older unit connected like a VCR, through coax cable (the black cable that comes into your house from the cable or satellite company) you will have to connect it differently. This can vary depending on the type of TV your are connecting it to. Older TV's may not have the RCA type input jacks that this unit needs. Check the back of your TV before buying this.
These answers are correct. I think the cable is called a component cable. The very confusing list of features and such does have a "what's in the box" section. I believe "A/V Cable (RCA)" is what you are asking about.
so sorry for my LATE response but this had to go back because it was missing some out or inputs it didnt have the needed colors.. so frustrating.. I got what i paid for.. luckily it returned easily....