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need coax (from tv, not receiver) to rca adapter

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tim_Stonesifer, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. Tim_Stonesifer

    Tim_Stonesifer Well-Known Member

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    First, let me explain the setup I'm trying to make. I'm planning on having a standard indoor antenna plug into a convertor box which goes into my computer. The problem is that my computer only has rca/s-video inputs and I'd rather not buy a tv tuner card. Are there any adapters out there that will convert a television coax signal into rca plugs? Kind of like a reversed rf modulator. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. RandyRush

    RandyRush Well-Known Member

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    I am currently using several coax cables as RCA connects; my local part supplier (Electrotex.com) has coax/rca connectors that just screw onto the coax connection. very cheap too!
     
  3. GordonL

    GordonL Well-Known Member

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    RadioShack has the coax/RCA adapters for $2.99. However, where on your computer are you trying to connect this to? Do you have some sort of capture card?
     
  4. Marvin

    Marvin Well-Known Member

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    Is this adapter really going to be good enough? I mean, doesn't the signal need to be demodulated or converted somehow in addition to the connector being made to fit?
     
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  6. Tim_Stonesifer

    Tim_Stonesifer Well-Known Member

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    I think Bob hit it with converting the signal. I'll probably go with a VCR, but if anyone does have a cheaper solution I'd love to hear it. And Gordon, I am planning on plugging it into a capture card.
     
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    I would have the agree that the easiest method would be a cheap VCR, especially since you will need a tuner.
     

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