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Hello.

I need an advice on this issue. I have Verizon Fios DVR/cable box hooked to

TV by component cable. I would like to connect second TV set to the same box

(about 75 feet apart) Problem is my second TV set is old one with no component

ports, just old coax cable connector. Is there any splitter/converter to make

such connection or I need to buy new TV with component ports?


Thank you


Alex K.
 

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Run an RF coax (RG-59 or RG-6) from the STB output to the "old" TV's RF coax input.


Caveat being that both TV's can only show the same channel that was selected on the STB.
 

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I have Motorolla QIP6416-2 box.

Outputs:

HDTV Component video (Y Pb Pr), IEEE 1394, HDMI

Standard TV S-Video, composite video, RF remod (optional)

Audio Left/right baseband, optical and coaxial S/PDIF

Data USB 2.0, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, SATA (optional)



The problem is it's not regular STB box with TV-in and TV-out connectors,like Motorola2500-3, it's DVR/Cable box with NO TV-OUT!
 

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Originally Posted by shurik57 /forum/post/13460872


I have Motorolla QIP6416-2 box.

Outputs:

HDTV Component video (Y Pb Pr), IEEE 1394, HDMI

Standard TV S-Video, composite video, RF remod (optional)

Audio Left/right baseband, optical and coaxial S/PDIF

Data USB 2.0, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, SATA (optional)



The problem is it's not regular STB box with TV-in and TV-out connectors,like Motorola2500-3, it's DVR/Cable box with NO TV-OUT!

I'm lost. I see a couple TV-Outs. Are you trying to be able to tune to different stations when not using the DVR feature?


If so, split your cable before the box.. run one to your box and the other to the old TV. In addition, run the composite/audio to your old tv from the box. You'll be able to utilize the old TV's tuner via the split coax and still tap into shows that are recorded on the DVR.


Make sense?
 

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Dear Ratman and Frorule! I need more details on this issue (I'm very video virgin)

You can see back panel of my DVR/Cable box at: bdoadband motorola com/

catalog/product_documents/QIP6416-520408-001-a.pdf

Now box connected to new TV via component cable (Y, Pl, Pr) and A/V cable with two connectors from box Audio out outlet. So you suggest to use RF modulator from RadioShack. DVR box still has Video Out port vacant, so should I

connect Video/Audio Out ports on DVR box to Video/Audio In ports on modulator and then run coax cable from modulator to my old TV?
 

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Originally Posted by frorule /forum/post/13469732


I'm lost. I see a couple TV-Outs.

Perhaps he's referring to "RF out" (coax).
 

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If your old TV doesn't have a yellow/composite input option, then yes, that sounds good.
 

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If your old TV doesn't have a yellow/composite input option, then yes, that sounds good.

I'm gonna try this setup and then let you know on outcome

Shurik57
 

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I've bought RF modulator and hooked it up as advised and now everything works! Thank you very much for help.

Shurik
 

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Super! Glad you got positive results. Enjoy.
 

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I have a cable company-issued DVR where some shows get saved forever! There is a function built in to send a specific show to an external recorder. But the "OUT to recorder" is component and the manual on my DVD recorder says it will record from its RF In, which is coax.

Does anyone know if the above mentioned solution would work in my scenario?
 

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Most cable company -issued DVRs also have a composite out. Connect this to your DVD recorder. Just play the show on the cable company -issued DVR and hit record on the DVD recorder.
 

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I think I posted the question but do not see it, if double sorry..


I have a tivo Premiere which has hdmi cable out etc and all working fine, but the older tivo unit i had also

had a rf output which i sent to a splitter for other tv sets, all of this worked fine until i upgraded to the new

tivo.


Problem is getting signal to the splitter.


I have composite video out and picked up an rf modulator which showed signal coming in, but when sent to channel

3 or 4 I got nothing.


I have since come to the conclusion that this is ntsc output and not compatible with the new digital tuners of all my sets.


so what i am looking for is a modulator which has the digital output for the newer TV sets.


any help would be appreciated.


I was thinking of the following unit but it is also NTSC which I do not think will work

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230982577658?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
 

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Digital modulators are very expensive. Your TV's should have ntsc tuners too go in channel set up and change to it.
 

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Thanks your reply.


I am not up on the tuners that much


are you indicating that the new tvs have both the new and old signal format ?


I have tried a modulator to do what I wanted but it did not work, thus i am thinking the new tuners need

different signal ?
 

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Just select CABLE not over air or antenna however it's labeled in set up on your TV will give you the old analog 2-13 and cable channels. I have my Tivo HD feeding my modulator to old and new TV's just like you want to do.
 

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ok just looked at main set "this may have been messing me up"


cable is hdmi


but really does not matter as want signal going to other sets, bedroom indicates cable such as you are talking about

think i need to hook up on other set and give it a shot..


sometimes we cannot see the Forrest thru the trees..


will get back to you.


thanks
 

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no joy, hooked modulator direct to single set in bedroom and as said no signal.


what model modulator are you using ?


one i have could be defective also..


i am also using rg 6 coax in all my runs.
 
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