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Coaxial to HDMI conversion

by KDB0000 / December 9, 2012 4:15 AM PST

I am pre-wired with HDMI to hang an HDTV on my wall. And I have coaxial cable coming into the room.
Problem is I don't want to pay for a cable box in this room, and I don't want to run a coaxial cable across the wall to this HDTV hanging on the wall.
Is there a way to convert coaxial cable to HDMI. I'm hoping for a reasonably priced converter device. Thank you.

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Clarification Request
What signal is on that coax?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2012 4:19 AM PST

And let's keep in mind that many cable companies have removed clear channels from cable signals so you are not going to get another receiver unless it's from them.
Bob

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Kind of signal
by KDB0000 / December 9, 2012 4:40 AM PST

While I know a little about TVs, I didn't realize there were different signals from coax. Do you mean digital or analog? It's not getting converted in anyway, so I'm assuming analog, but not sure. How do I know what kind of signal?

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Bob is onto something
by Pepe7 / December 9, 2012 1:24 PM PST
In reply to: Kind of signal

There's a little more involved than simply digital/analog unfortunately. Nearly all of the cable companies scramble/encrypt at least some of their channel offerings. That's likely going to be the pressing issue with your plan. In some cases the cable company may only let you receive a much smaller selection of channels in the other room where you don't feel like paying for the second cable box ;(.

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I understand
by KDB0000 / December 9, 2012 9:41 PM PST
In reply to: Bob is onto something

I'm OK with that. I do it in another secondary room in the house as well, and get a decent number of channels. Do you know of any such device to help me with that connection? Thanks for your help.

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Try something like this
by Pepe7 / December 10, 2012 12:31 AM PST
In reply to: I understand
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Great
by KDB0000 / December 10, 2012 10:05 AM PST

I think this will do the trick. Not thrilled about paying that much for what seemed like a simple device need. But I very much appreciate you finding this for me. If you stumble across anything less expensive, I'd appreciate learning about it. Thanks.

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