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Where can I find a coaxial to hdmi converter or adapter?

by wall85 / January 6, 2013 6:48 AM PST

I've got a question that I just can't find a reasonably priced answer to. I have a 58" commercial plasma display that only has 2 hdmi-in ports in the back of it. I have recently moved and now relying on the local digital antenna, which of course I can't hook up to my large plasma tv. So.. There lies the question, Where can I find a coaxial to hdmi converter or adapter?

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I think you have to be more exact.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2013 7:02 AM PST

I use a HD OTA TUNER. Is that what you want?

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Tuner
by sunwatcher / January 6, 2013 8:18 AM PST

As Bob said, you will need an digital tuner, and you're not likely to find one under US$100.

An example of what you need at this link.

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Tuner
by wall85 / January 7, 2013 10:01 AM PST
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Yeah, I came across the tuner while troubleshooting it, it's just so expensive. Was hoping maybe someone came up with a cheaper way of doing this. You would think at this point we would have already come up with a little converter box for $15.

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Where can I find a coaxial to hdmi converter or adapter?
by Donhe7 / January 7, 2013 11:59 AM PST

As Bob has said, more detail would be helpful, for instance what are you trying to watch, Free-to-air TV, cable (or any other pay)TV, or whatever. Pay TV of course requires a box and subscription to watch, Free-to-air (or as Bob said OTA) TV requires a tuner, (known here in Australia as a "Set Top Box" or "STB"), which can output a Free-to-air signal through an HDMI socket to your plasma display, (which, I understand from your post, does not, in fact, have a built in tuner), and so would be incapable of receiving a picture from your antenna on the HDMI inputs, which, after all, are audio/video data inputs, not RF inputs.
Regarding the price of the device in the link, it is certainly excessive, as an HD set top box in Australia can be found for as little as A$30, but these would not work on your US system

donhe7

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is this what you need?
by Donhe7 / January 7, 2013 12:50 PM PST

As I said in my last post, a TUNER (as Bob also said), is what is required, as the OP stated that the only connections on the back of the COMMERCIAL Plasma Display are two HDMI inputs, which are AUDIO/VIDEO Only inputs, therefore to watch TV a TV TUNER is required,
Another question has come to mind, what were you using to get a picture on screen at your last place of residence, wall85??

donhe7

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