Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsOther - Electronics · 8 months ago

How do I interface my rotary phone with my VHS player?

10 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    Interface to do what, exactly? Remote control? Play or record via your phone?  For controls: you would probably need to engineer a proprietary interface to your VHS player unless it already has a standard control interface (e.g., RS-485).  For play and record you'd only need to adapt the mic and earpiece to the necessary voltage and impedance for the VHS.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    1. Place phone on VHS

    2. Sledge hammer that bad boy right down in there

    3. Enjoy advanced video calling features

    Source(s): I am an expert.
  • Dale-E
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    To be honest, what do you want your phone to do with your VHS player?

    It is like saying, "How do I interface my phone with my cat or dog?" OK? and do what, please?

  • 8 months ago

    wow, did I just join the late 70s?

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    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    You need an RS232 and a Sinclair C5.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    First, get a time machine set to yesteryear....just who are you calling with a rotary phone, Gladys the telephone operator ??

  • 8 months ago

    Doesn't work with VHS, only Beta.

    You have to find or attempt to make an IUE779 interface and the appropriate phone connection.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I am sure with your intelligence you can figure that out by yourself.

  • 8 months ago

    Start with a pulse counter. 


    Each different number dialled represents one of ten functions. 


    Design a circuit to Either convert the counted pulses to 

    an infrared command that the VCR can recognise 

    Or to trigger a relay contact closure which can be connected 

    across (in parallel with) a front-panel tactile switch.  


    It seems complicated, but it could be done quite readily

    by someone with enough knowledge. 

    Philco offered radios with a dial-type wireless remote control in 1939.

  • 8 months ago

    The challenges are considerable, but it's conceivable that a few VHS players with DVD recorders with the first generation of DivX technology would be more amenable to your goals.

    Good luck.

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