Originally Posted by cia_viewer
Which TV Converter Boxes allow 'mapping' the Digital channels to VHF/UHF channels (not 3/4) to permit scheduling recording of TV programs by time and channel?
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We have an antenna in the attic with Video amplifier in the basement feeding two analog VCR-TVs and one analog DVR-TV. Of the converter boxes I have heard about, only a handful allow 'passthrough'. I need a lot more than that!
There does (or did) exist boxes for apartment buildings that allow security cameras to be feed out as multiple UHF channels on the main antenna feed. HOWEVER, buy the time you add the cost of this box PLUS the cost of all the converters required, it not cost effective for home use. Boxes for; ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, One Other Independent Station, (6 total) would be $50 x 6 = $300, plus about another $300 for the 6 video input --> 6 UHF output box. So about $600 or so.
The best bet is to get one box for each device. It would be ideal to have one antenna for each device but if the signal strength of the stations is strong enough, a splitter can be used.
If you want to record multiple things over time, you might be able to get your VCR to switch between Channel 3 and Video1, but that would take 2 boxes. Some VCRs have 2 inputs; Video1 and Video2, so you could switch between 3 boxes. (Video1, Video2, and Channel3)I've never tried this
, but an antenna splitter should be able to work backwards. That is the outputs of two boxes (One box on channel 3 and the other on channel 4) go to the inputs of the splitter. Then, the input of the splitter goes to RF In on the TV. Thus, if it works and I'm not 100% sure it will,
you should be able to select between channel 3 and 4 for the different stations.
As soon I I get my coupons, I'll get a second box and try it....