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Coaxial to rca adapter?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
My neighbors kid just broke off the coaxial connection on the back of his 32" Vizio. Where can he get an adapter that he can connect the coaxial cable coming from the wall and convert it to an RCA connection to use the TV? I've seen this someplace.
post #2 of 21
You can not modulate a coaxial signal into a single RCA input. The RCA input on a TV has no tuner so you're out of luck.

If he's using CATV he can get a digital set top box from the cable company which uses a coaxial input and modulates to composite, component, or HDMI which can be connected to the TV. If he's using an antenna he will have to get some sort of external tuner which will connect to the TV in the same way as above.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
I've done this before. I had a little box with power supply that had a coaxial connection going in and the r,w and y connections out to TV. I can't remember where I got it from.
post #4 of 21
I think you're talking about an RF Modulator. They convert RCA into Coax, not the other way around.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Isn't what i want the same as a dvd or vhs box. I knows i can do this with one of those.
post #6 of 21
You don't mention it in the first post, but if your neighbor is using an antenna rather than cable, then a VCR is not going to work as those have analog tuners. Either he has to get a new tv, or a cheap digital/analog converter and use the composite outputs, but it will not be in HD.

If it was cable service, then probably getting an STB as mentioned above is the best choice.
Or possibly a VCR will work, assuming the cable company is still broadcasting in analog, but this method will not be in HD.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
They have cable. Comcast
post #8 of 21
It might be possible to open the set and solder (gasp) a short coax pigtail to the PCB where the broken male "F" connector was. Then you could use a coupler to connect your pigtail to the coax coming from the wall.
post #9 of 21
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You can not modulate a coaxial signal into a single RCA input

You can demodulate it though, and that's what you need, a tuner/demod.
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
So whats the cheapest option? Its not my TV so I don't want to open it up for them. Would a DVD or VCR make it work? They just called me to see what to do with it. They won't let me in the kids room??? It's a 19 year old kids room that I hear is a real mess.
post #11 of 21
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So whats the cheapest option?

Depends on the type of signal you're trying to demodulate.
post #12 of 21
I'm sure my suggestion above would be the cheapest. A VCR would only tune analog cable channels, and possibly none of those are available on your cable system. Nineteen years old? Should have known better. rolleyes.gif Let him or her live without for a while . . . eek.gif
post #13 of 21
I didn't think that my Comcast system had enough analog channels to make it worth any user's while to use the RF tuner in the TV, and I thought that all Comcast boxes had A/V output jacks.
Edited by AntAltMike - 9/21/13 at 1:00pm
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by SAM64 View Post

You can demodulate it though, and that's what you need, a tuner/demod.

That is meant for a single channel, not a cable system
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by rickwhoo View Post

So whats the cheapest option? Its not my TV so I don't want to open it up for them. Would a DVD or VCR make it work? They just called me to see what to do with it. They won't let me in the kids room??? It's a 19 year old kids room that I hear is a real mess.

They need to have their 19 year old get the TV repaired or hope Santa brings a new one. It's less expensive than the child's college tuition.
It's their mess to deal with... not yours. wink.gif
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by AntAltMike View Post

I didn't think that ny Comcast system had enough analog channels to make it worth any user's while to use the RF tuner in the TV, and I thought that all Comcast boxes had A/V output jacks.
Eventually, if not now, there will be almost no unencrypted channels on cable. This means a cable box of some sort is going to be needed eventually anyway. Regular cable boxes will have A/V outputs, (Yellow/red/white) while tuning adapters have only channel 3/4 coax connections.

You might not want to give a teenager access to PPV or On Demand that comes with a regular box so a tuning adapter (which is also cheaper) makes more sense. You would have to connect the coax to something like a VCR to demodulate the channel 3 output to A/V to feed the TV.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Dropkick Murphy View Post

That is meant for a single channel, not a cable system

what is?

Tuners can be set to demodulate any channel.
post #18 of 21
Please help.

I send a US LED TV to Sri Lanka. Because SL broadcasting is PAL and US TV is NTSC I bought http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A7B0YZI (Orei XD-1090 Premium 1080p HDMI PAL to NTSC Video Converter) from amazone.

Obviously I have bought the wrong product I should have bought Orei XD-1190 PAL HDMI/RCA to NTSC HDMI Converter with Built in Analog TV Tuner. it was in the same page with the product i bought.
Now I want to connect my Analogue TV antenna to the converter. How can I solve this issue.
Edited by asankapro - 9/21/13 at 9:10am
post #19 of 21
The Orei PAL-to-NTSC Interface converter simply converts the output of a "PAL-Compatible" Component (e.g. PAL OTA Tuner, DVR or VCR with 25/50-Hz framerates) so that a "NTSC compatible" HDTV can accept the signal on one of it's (30/60-Hz framerate) inputs. It does NOT convert OTA PAL signals to OTA NTSC signals.

The US LED HDTV only supports NTSC and Hi-Def ATSC OTA broadcast signals. What you need is an external PAL (or PAL/DVB-T2) OTA STB Tuner Box, which should be readily available in Sri Lanka....or from many European Websites. Some of them MIGHT come with HDMI, Component Video and/or Low-Rez Composite Video (Yellow) interfaces that support NTSC's 30/60-Hz framerates in addition to the usual PAL 25/50-Hz framerates. If not, then the Orei PAL-to-NTSC Interrface Converter might be just what you need to connect the Tuner to your HDTV.

Note that High Definition broadcasts are currently available in Sri Lanka in DVB-T2 (upgrade to original DVB-T) transmission format, chosing to use MPEG-4/H.264/AAC for surround sound...so make sure you buy a compatible tuner. Some countries seems to be doing their own thing wrt DVB-T enhancements...esp surround sound implementation, so make sure it provides the alternative AAC sound capability, not found in most European OTA broadcasts:
http://www.dvb.org/news/worldwide/list/country/sri-lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVB-T

There are DIFFERENT FLAVORS of PAL, with different channel spacings and video bandwidths. Sri Lanka (and India) REPORTEDLY use version PAL-B. Many (but not ALL) tuners implement ALL of the versions, so you might want to make sure that it does ALL PAL versions so you can use it in another country if you are ever relocated:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL
http://www.stjarnhimlen.se/tv/tv.html [Search for "Sri Lanka".]

More extensive info can be found in my earlier post (and others) in the fol. thread on this subject:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/934779/atsc-hdtv-set-use-outside-atsc-areas/30
Edited by holl_ands - 9/21/13 at 12:39pm
post #20 of 21
Thanks a lot. that was really helpful. I am planing to buy this http://www.dialog.lk/personal/tv/devices/television service when in Sri Lanka. I hope my TV and Orei converter will do the job. Is it correct ?
post #21 of 21
Although found under the "TV" category, those are Satellite Receivers equipped with ONLY Low-Rez (presumably PAL type) Component Video Interface....and NO Specs to check. I didn't see the PVR Receiver listed which is found under the "High Definition (HD)" label...nor was any useful info found other than saying it uses MPEG4 DVB-S2....that's "S" for Satellite (FYI: DVB-C is Cable and DVB-T2 is Terrestrial OTA).

Suggest you register at fol. Sri Lankan Forum, where you'll find a list of spec sheets in the third post....and can obtain more info from other users....
Edited by holl_ands - 9/21/13 at 4:39pm
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