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Connect antenna/coax cable to HDMI?

by cjttaylor / March 28, 2016 12:58 PM PDT

I would like to connect the coax cable from my MOHU Leaf digital antenna to an HDMI cable (that is connected to my TV).

Can anyone recommend hardware or appropriate cable?

FYI: Before I cut the cord, I had an HDMI cable installed from a closet to my TV. When I switched to the antenna, I had to run the coax cable directly to my TV. If I can connect the coax from my antenna via the HDMI connector, I can get rid of the visible cord and make my wife happy.

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There is no "cable" that does this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2016 1:19 PM PDT

The antenna in say the USA picks up what channels are in your area and uses a Tuner in the TV.

While there were a few tuners that output on HDMI the cost looks to be very high today and you can't use your TV remote to change channels.

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Re: cable
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 28, 2016 1:36 PM PDT

What you need is a PC or Android box with a TV tuner card that can receive the TV signal from your digital antenna and convert it to HDMI, either with a cable or wireless via a Chromecast. Then you use your PC or Android box as kind of a 'cable box' to choose the channel and to record broadcasts.

I doubt if that is what your wife prefers, if you give her the choice.

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That's very strange,
by Oldartq / March 28, 2016 6:10 PM PDT

you have a tv that has no antenna connection? In that case, you will need a standalone tv tuner or as someone suggested, a computer setup. They do sell standalone tuner awhile back but I have not been looking lately.

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