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Old 11-13-01, 12:18 PM
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Question about dvd players

I want to get a either a DVD player or home theater DVD combo system.
I have a TV that doesn't have input or output jacks.
Is it possible to set it up without those options on the TV set?
If so how? I don't want to purchase a new TV.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-13-01, 12:27 PM
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So your TV has only a coax (normal cable) input? If so you can buy an RF modulator for like $15-30 to convert the composite to coax.
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Old 11-13-01, 12:53 PM
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So in other words If I get this RF modulator I can hook up my TV to a home theater system just a dvd player No problem?
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Old 11-13-01, 12:57 PM
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By "home theater system" I assume you mean a home theater in a box. Yes you can connect your TV to it. The RF modulator is used to hook the video from the DVD player to the TV. You can get one at Rat-Shack.
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Old 11-13-01, 01:18 PM
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Yes by home theater I mean straight out of the box home system with the whole shabang (speakers subwoofer and dvd player).
Will I take a performance hit when using the RF modulator? By that I mean quality of sound and picture?
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Old 11-13-01, 01:19 PM
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to clarify things a little:
Only the video signal is passed through the RF modulator to the TV.
You'll need to hook up the audio cables to your receiver (or connect them with a digital cable, if your receiver is so equipped).
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Old 11-13-01, 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by dkmwong
Yes by home theater I mean straight out of the box home system with the whole shabang (speakers subwoofer and dvd player). Will I take a performance hit when using the RF modulator? By that I mean quality of sound and picture?
Yes, you can connect the DVD's composite (yellow) video output to the TV's antenna input. And yes, your picture will take a hit, but IMO not so bad. If you are upgrading from VHS, you will be impressed by the improvement.

Your audio will not take a hit, since it will be connected to the surround sound receiver.
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Old 11-13-01, 02:16 PM
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So to re iterate
All I will need is the RF modulator. As long as I have a home theater/dvd combo system. The sound will go through the surround system the video will go through the modulater. I will not need anything else to convert the audio.
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