coax to composite

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff R., Oct 22, 2001.

  1. Jeff R.

    Jeff R. Stunt Coordinator

    May 31, 1999
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    I have a pretty simple question which I haven't yet been able to get an answer for.
    I know a RF modulator will convert composite to coax but is there a device that'll do the opposite - convert coax to composite?
    I have an old video game system that only has a coax output and I would like to hook it up to my composite switcher instead of putting it all alone on my coax input on the TV. I was using an old VCR to accomplish this for a while but it just wasn't a very clean solution. I know I'm not going to get improved video quality by converting to composite but it's not like the graphics on this old video game system are that good anyway.
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

    May 22, 1999
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    I hate to tell you this jeff, but you need that VCR.
    What you call "Coax" really contains RF signals. Your TV tuner is designed to pull out 1 channel (out of hundreds) and convert both the audio and video to .. channel 3 or 4.
    Your VCR was doing this function for you.
    Sorry bout that.

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