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Video through antenna?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Alex, Nov 23, 2004.

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  1. Alex

    Alex Guest

    I have a little black and white sony watchman, and I want to wire up a
    little video camera to it. The problem is, the watchman doesn't have a
    line in. I'm pretty sure the same signal goes through the air as does
    through a cable, so is there a way I could bypass the amp for the
    antenna signal, and wire a "line in" cable to this thing?

  2. John

    John Guest

    Unless you have the schematic diagram of the watchman and are
    sufficiently knowledgeable to add a video jack, no.

    You can get a video modulator (or rf modulator, depending on the
    copywriter) that converts the signal from the camera to a signal on TV
    channel 3 or 4. This you can connect to the TV antenna.

    Jameco has one for $2.49

    The modulator needs 12 volts DC for power. Jameco also has a 12 volt
    power supply for $4.95

    For $7.50 and shipping you can connect the camera to the TV.

    Or you can go to your local Radio Shack where they will sell you the
    same thing in a pretty box for $39.95

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