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Hi All- Not sure this belongs here but i tis for my HDTV, so here goes... I have VOOM and the box outputs on DVI, Component and coax simultaneously, so I want to mirror the output to the TV in bedroom so I can watch the Daily Show when I go to bed (wife loves the show but can't stay awake :) So I'm running a coax up to the bedroom tv. Here's my problem- when a well meaning friend was helping us move a year ago, he jammed the TV into a corner and snapped the coax threaded lead off the back off the TV. I took the case apart and the lead is integrated into and IC board and I called around and it was going to be more to repair than I paid for the TV. So now I have the coax going to a VCR, the VCR set for channel 3, and the RCA outputs of the VCR going to the back of TV. A little cluttered! Is there a modulator that will take an input from coax and output it as RCA jacks? Everything I've looked at does the opposite- RCA inputs and coax output. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! -Dan
 

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What you are looking for is an RF DEmodulator. It is basically just an NTSC tuner and does the same thing your VCR is doing. Of course, the cost of a demodulator may still be more than the cost of fixing the TV. I think they run from about $50 and up.
 

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Thanks all for the advise.... I was hoping to get a cheap, small dealie like the RF Mods for RCA to coax....the VCR works fine, just pretty big and makes the whole set up pretty cluttered. I might move it under a bureau or something- don't really need it except as a pass through...... Thanks again!

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Someone once made a stand-alone channel 3 demodulator in a tiny metal black box with a wall wart transformer. I bought one on eBay cheap and another identical unit was sold by someone else there at the same time, but I had never seen one before nor have I seen one since. The seller said in the description that he didn't know where it came from or who made it, and I disassembled it and found no clue either. It was constructed physically like maybe a Tru-Spec TA-15 amplifier, but it did not say Tru-Spec on either the case or the box.


I think that on eBay there is always someone selling an old, mechanical cable tuner box with demodulated, A/V outputs for $9.95. You could set it on channel 3 or 4 input to serve your needs.


Ten years ago, I had someone at the Taiwan Embassy try to find me a manufacurer of inexpensive, stand-alone demodulators but came up empty.
 
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