Old TV

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Sami Cirpili, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Sami Cirpili

    Sami Cirpili Guest

    Okay,
    I think I've seen this posted before, but here it goes. I have
    an old TV set with one COAX in, no video in or S-Video, composite,
    etc. I'd like to modify the TV to allow for video input (the reason
    being this). I have an antenna and I run it to the VCR and then to
    the TV. Problem is, I am effectively using two RF tuners (the VCR and
    TV on channel 3) and I feel that this is partially killing my signal
    strength. I would like to run the VCR's video out directly to the TV
    so I don't need the TV's RF tuner to decode the signal. Furthermore,
    if the modification works, I'd like to run the DVD player directly
    into the TV as well (getting rid of that nasty f___'d up macrovision
    picture). Any suggestions? My theory is that the outs from the RF
    tuner can (inside the TV) are the same as the video out from the
    VCR...right? The TV is an RCA X20162GS (made circa 1990). I know, I
    could buy a new TV with video ins but 1) I am too cheap
    2) I'd like to learn more about this kind of stuff

    Sam
     
    Sami Cirpili, Feb 16, 2004
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  2. Sami Cirpili

    Sofie Guest

    Sami Cirpili:
    Go to WalMart and buy an inexpensive RF Modulator for $15. It will allow
    you to connect your DVD player's audio and video outputs and it will feed
    out channel 3 or 4 to your television. This is easier, cheaper, and SAFER
    for you and your equipment. Most television's are not easy to modify and
    many have a 'hot" chassis design that makes modification very difficult to
    do SAFELY to eliminate dangerous and lethal electrical shock hazards.
    --
    Best Regards,
    Daniel Sofie
    Electronics Supply & Repair
    ---------------------------------



    "Sami Cirpili" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Okay,
    > I think I've seen this posted before, but here it goes. I have
    > an old TV set with one COAX in, no video in or S-Video, composite,
    > etc. I'd like to modify the TV to allow for video input (the reason
    > being this). I have an antenna and I run it to the VCR and then to
    > the TV. Problem is, I am effectively using two RF tuners (the VCR and
    > TV on channel 3) and I feel that this is partially killing my signal
    > strength. I would like to run the VCR's video out directly to the TV
    > so I don't need the TV's RF tuner to decode the signal. Furthermore,
    > if the modification works, I'd like to run the DVD player directly
    > into the TV as well (getting rid of that nasty f___'d up macrovision
    > picture). Any suggestions? My theory is that the outs from the RF
    > tuner can (inside the TV) are the same as the video out from the
    > VCR...right? The TV is an RCA X20162GS (made circa 1990). I know, I
    > could buy a new TV with video ins but 1) I am too cheap
    > 2) I'd like to learn more about this kind of stuff
    >
    > Sam
     
    Sofie, Feb 16, 2004
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  3. Sami Cirpili

    James Sweet Guest

    "Sami Cirpili" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Okay,
    > I think I've seen this posted before, but here it goes. I have
    > an old TV set with one COAX in, no video in or S-Video, composite,
    > etc. I'd like to modify the TV to allow for video input (the reason
    > being this). I have an antenna and I run it to the VCR and then to
    > the TV. Problem is, I am effectively using two RF tuners (the VCR and
    > TV on channel 3) and I feel that this is partially killing my signal
    > strength. I would like to run the VCR's video out directly to the TV
    > so I don't need the TV's RF tuner to decode the signal. Furthermore,
    > if the modification works, I'd like to run the DVD player directly
    > into the TV as well (getting rid of that nasty f___'d up macrovision
    > picture). Any suggestions? My theory is that the outs from the RF
    > tuner can (inside the TV) are the same as the video out from the
    > VCR...right? The TV is an RCA X20162GS (made circa 1990). I know, I
    > could buy a new TV with video ins but 1) I am too cheap
    > 2) I'd like to learn more about this kind of stuff
    >
    > Sam


    There's not really a safe easy way to do what you'd like to do, the set was
    never designed to have those inputs and will not have internal provisions
    for them, you could tap in but you need line isolation. I suggest finding a
    broken TV with the inputs you desire and fixing it.
     
    James Sweet, Feb 16, 2004
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