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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.

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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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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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