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Makin old Sony Tv work again?

by JCoolArts / May 9, 2018 3:06 PM PDT

So I've got an old Tv/Radio with a screen, exactly like the one seen here >
All it has as far as input hookups is a mic jack and a 3.5mm antenna jack.
And I was wondering, what would be the least expensive way, of getting a picture up on it's screen?

The $3000+ solution is to buy an old tv station transmit unit, but I'm hoping I can do it for under $50.

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I watched the video
by itsdigger / May 9, 2018 3:58 PM PDT

Did you try to telescope out the antenna ?
I do see replacement antennas Here , scroll down for more options

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Just a thing to put other old things on channel 3 or 4.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 9, 2018 4:03 PM PDT could get your channel 3 or 4 RF signal from many composite video sources. You must be able to deal with this from this point on or it's a dead end.

You'll have to adapt that coax output to connect to the antenna. A wire usually works just fine.

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Digital air is available in the area
by JCoolArts / May 9, 2018 4:18 PM PDT

A friend of mine has an old CRT tv, that does have hookups, and she gets local tv because of the digital to analog conversion box she uses. A couple different pbs channels etc, are still broadcast over the air.
I could do the same with this tv if it had the hookups. Instead though, I think I have to find a way of getting the signal converted and then put back into in the air for it to detect.

Do you know if there is a short distance (500ft maybe) digital air signal to UHF/Vhf transmitter?

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Not allowed in the USA.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 9, 2018 4:32 PM PDT

You can use the device I linked to, but not to broadcast. It will allow old composite devices like DVD players and such to work.

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Thanks anyways.
by JCoolArts / May 9, 2018 4:40 PM PDT

I'll see if there's a kit for what I'm looking for.

Thanks all the same.

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Thanks anyways.
by JCoolArts / May 9, 2018 4:39 PM PDT

I'll see if there's a kit for what I'm looking for.

Thanks all the same.

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