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Coaxial into RCA inputs

by 99ajax / April 13, 2008 10:33 AM PDT

I am trying to run my coaxial cable (F-type) from my satellite dish into my new DVD/VCR which only has RCA or S-video inputs. I've checked a couple sites (Radio Shack and Computer Cable Store) and I can't seem to find the right kind of adapter. I basically need an adapter that has a female F-type on one end and 3 male RCA plugs (video, right audio, left audio)-OR- male S video on the other. Does anyone know if it even exists?

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But doesn't your settop box has rca output?
by ahtoi / April 13, 2008 3:31 PM PDT

My has both co-ax, s-video and rca output connections.

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No box
by 99ajax / April 14, 2008 3:20 AM PDT

This is the coaxial cable coming out of the wall from my satellite. I have a two-room satellite receiver and this is the cable running into the second room. There is no box. The remote runs via UHF to the box in the other room. I want to run this cable into the DVD/VCR before running into the TV so I can record shows.

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try this...
by Dabonka1 / April 14, 2008 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: No box

whatever signal {basic antenea service is assume?} you have thru the coax can be passed thru an "RF adapter" and will convert to R/W/Y basic output... I think some even offer s-video out. BTW: re your other issue... you could always just wait out the Direct TV contract and then switch to cable or Fios {at least save the cancelation fee $$}. I honestly have nothing but good things to say about my cable hookup {iO Cablevision}... VOD is pretty sweet. Whatever you decide, I do wish you the best... Good Luck.... Dabonka1

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No box?
by ahtoi / April 14, 2008 5:19 PM PDT
In reply to: No box

How do you select the channels in the second room? Is it working with the tv in that room? I didn't know directv works that way.

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crazy
by daciple / April 14, 2008 9:30 PM PDT

sounds like u need a better DVD/VCR player... Thats nuts that it has s video inputs but no coaxial inputs... Never heard of an adaptor that you were talkin about .... Good luck

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