HELP! is there such thing as a device that...

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  1. Kevin_P

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    somehow converts the audio and visual from a RG-6 F-connector cable into the red, white and yellow?

    (i.e., i'm trying to go from my cable box to my stereo)
     
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    A VCR will allow you to do this. If you don't own a VCR, I'm sure there is a demodulator that could be purchased (although I don't have a link to a specific product).
     
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    A "demodulator" of any kind would not do it- as I assume you're talking about an RF line carrying cable signal. In which case- SOME SORT OF TUNER will be required to pick the channel you're getting the audio and video from.

    As Greg said- a VCR would act as tuner and supply Composite Video and Analog Audio outputs. Also, there are hundreds of cable box models, both available from your cable company and from 3rd party providers, that will serve as a tuner and provide these composite outputs.

    But there could be no such thing as an "adapter" for these formats- as it is not simply an issue of connection type- rather a need for a tuner to pick the band and translate the audio/video signal...
     
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    Your best shot is to draw a diagram of all your jacks with a label describing each, bring this to your local Radio Shack, and ask them if they can help you.
     
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    What kind of cable box do you have?
     
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    my friend actually asked me this question, and the VCR suggestion is what i said to do.. however, he does not own a vcr and doesn't have a very sophisticated cable box...

    is there really no other choice but for him to buy a cheap vcr?
     
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    omg you can get vcrs sooo cheap. If you don't need them to play movies....find one at a yard sale that doesnt work, and poof! lol laughable that people fret over spending "big bucks" on a vcr. Look around, you'll find one somewhere for practically nothing....maybe like 2 dollars or something.
     
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    I have a friend that bought a digital, Hi-Def VHS VCR just because he was disatisfied with the recordings/picture on standard VHS machines.

    His TV is an aging 20" RCA. He is yet to get a DVD player.
     
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    thats funny [​IMG] How i'd love to have a 20" TV and a D-VHS machine. ROFL. Wow, that just takes the cake. Anybody have like, a surround stereo running of 8-tracks or anything? That would be hilarious. [​IMG]
     
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    It's not the size that counts, it's how you use it...yeah, I'm talking about the screen...[​IMG]
     

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