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I was thinking of using a VCR tuner, via cable signal, to the projector. The PJ doesn't have a RF input but a "video" input. So I tried it and no signal. Am I doing it right or is there another way of doing it?

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Did you press the TV/VCR button on the VCR? Did you select the composite (I'm assuming) input on the projector? Your VCR may just not pass between the two formats but I doubt it.
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They make F-to-RCA adapters. Follow troubleshooter and confirm the input it set to composite (yellow RCA). In menu make sure composite is checked and also auto input is checked.

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I'm thinking out loud here so bear with me but -
You are going from an F output on the VCR to an RCA (Composite) input on the projector?
If so the signals are not the same (Multichannel RF vs Composite Video), if you go from the VCR Video Out (RCA - not F) to the projector then this should work. I utilize this setup for my tuner for my system. You'll need an RCA-RCA copper/copper coax. RG6 CATV may work but it is not correct for the signal in question and you'll get better performance with the copper/copper coax. Distance will not be an issue.

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It will work, they are both 75 OHM cable. I assume the VCR does not have RCA out? RG6 carries video signal, go here for the adapter

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=090-369

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F output is both audio and video at RF frequencies. Composite video is just that, video only. If you did try to do this, you'd have no way to get sound out even if it did work.

Check out Markertek. I believe they have a converter box to split RF into composite and LR audio.

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Very true and basic coax allows both audio and video to pass. For many they only have an RF connection on their TV or VCR and this is the only way to get both sound and picture. vitod, are you wanting to just interface video from your VCR tuner into your projector, or do you really want audio out of the small PJ speaker as well? As for the big audio you can just use a digital audio patch from your DVD player to prepro to amps.

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Hi guy's! Out for a while.

Ok. I just need the video portion and not the audio. Audio goes to the receiver. So far your responses have been great!:) Any other suggestions are very well appreciated.

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I never felt plugging a VCR directly into a projector was worth the effort. The PQ is not there.
My solution was to buy a $70.00 TV capture card for my PC and run the VCR signal into my PC then out to the projector.
My PC is three years old so the card doesn't require a large processor.
I also added a Walmart switcher so I can switch between the TV and capture card.
Even though I'm not getting a DVD quality picture it's about the same quality as my TV. I'm also recording at SP and using high grade tapes.
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How does adding the PC to the mix help?
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My projector doesn't have a good deinterlacer. When I plugged my VCR into the projector the picture was washed and the colour was poor.
I found the PC was able to scale the picture onto the big screen so that it looked at least as good as my TV.
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put in a video, press play


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dty.

It's the "cable" signal in question.

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Get a new VCR. If it won't convert F to composite and analog audio, it must be ancient!

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Assuming your connected to the PJ via Composite Video (Yellow ended cable) directly or in-directly through your A/V Reciever (Later preferred IMO) and depending on the VCR, Output may need to be set to L1 (Versus Channel X)

One of the reasons I really like Denon AVR's, they all "Transcode" (map Composite & S-Video) to Component Video. Then all you have to do with the TV/PJ is turn it on and off.

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