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HDMI to coaxial converter

by kelray85 / January 10, 2016 2:39 PM PST

I just got a new DirecTV DVR that I am trying to hook up to my TV. The DVR does not have a coaxial output that I can attach my television to. All it has is a HDMI output that I can use. I am hoping to find a converter that will convert my HDMI to coaxial so I can attach it to the coaxial port on my television.
Before somebody mentioned it, no I do not have any of the RCA plugs available.
Thank you very much in advance for any ideas somebody might have.

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Clarification Request
Missed details here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2016 2:48 PM PST

That TV could be SD or other so don't spare the details. And you might be into more bucks for such a converter than a HDTV.

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More details?
by kelray85 / January 10, 2016 3:04 PM PST
In reply to: Missed details here.

It is a simple Visio flatscreen television. It has the HDMI plugs I just don't want to use them. I am disabled and I have a very complex set up. I control everything with my voice and in order for everything to work like I need it to I need to use the coaxial {antenna in} port on my television. Everything was fine until my old DVR died and I had to get a new one. The problem is the new DVR does not have the coaxial port {out to TV}. So from what you are saying above this converter would be quite expensive? I am hoping there would be a converter I could buy for less than $100.
Hopefully that will better explain what is going on.

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OK, that helped a little.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2016 3:25 PM PST
In reply to: More details?
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Thanks Pepe7. HDCP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2016 5:20 PM PST

"your content can not be HDCP protected." is noted over and over.

Don't whine about this. The industry has erected big protections and blocked that hole.

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Might not work given HDCP is involved w/ DTV
by Pepe7 / January 10, 2016 5:07 PM PST
In reply to: More details?

It really would be helpful if you could list all makes/models of the equipment involved, especially the voice control stuff you threw in the loop. I can at least give you a good sense of what you could expect given the limitations I know of most if not all consumer equipment provided by the major Cable & Sat companies currently. The analog 'hole' is simply not there with very few exceptions anymore (usually, only with small, local cable providers still running analog systems and got extensions from the FCC/etc.).

If you could take the time to explain how it is all hooked up now that would be useful too.

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