How to Convert Coaxial Cable to Audio Video Outputs

If you want to run video and audio signals from a satellite source to the television or any other receiver, you should consider using a coaxial cable connection. Considering the wide range of connectors, modulators and adapters easily available at home these days, you may think converting a coaxial video/audio to RCA output is a simple task. However, this is not the case as most of the equipment required to get this job done is not readily available in the market. Luckily there is a solution to this so you could put your old VCR to good use.

Instructions

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    Firstly, you will need to figure out the method you intend to use to convert coaxial video/audio to RCA output. Using your aging VCR can help you save some valuable time and money. It is also the easiest method to perform this kind of task. Most people have a VCR at home, gathering dust in a locker somewhere. If you don’t have one, ask your friends and relative to see if you can borrow their VCR for a few days. For those who are unable to find a VCR, they should consider buying a coaxial to RCA modulator. It can be tricky to find this device as it is usually not available in hardware stores. It is always recommended to speak to a customer services representative at your local electronics store to see if the product is obtainable.

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    Now use the coaxial cable to form a connection between the cable and VCR or modulator. Consider locating the coaxial input and connect the cable. Tighten the nut so the wire stays in there permanently. Form a connection between the RCA cable and the modulator/ VCR using the same method as above. Look for the red, white and yellow jacks named as Out. These RCA output connectors should be connected to one end of the RCA cable. Match the colours to make sure right connections are made.

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    Repeat the same colour matching process for connecting the RCA cable to the television or other Audio/Video source. Now make sure your VCR is plugged in and turn it on. If the VCR has a video/TV switch on it, consider changing it to TV option. Test the connection by turning on your TV or audio/video source. Make sure the TV is displaying the input supplied.

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