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Old 02-18-00, 07:56 PM
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My roomate's TV only has a Coaxial Input, AND THAT's IT!

Wierd eh? Because it's a newer style Magnovox TV, yet no composite cable input and no S-Video input...

What shall I do?

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Old 02-18-00, 08:07 PM
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Go to Radio Shack and buy a $30 RF modulator so you can plug that composite RCA coax cable into the magic box, which will provide that Cable TV Coax connection you crave.

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Old 02-18-00, 09:48 PM
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yeah, go with what patman said. Or, if you have an older VCR, you could go through that, kind of a pain, but its 30 bucks cheaper than buying the Radio Shack RF Modulator.

Anyways, my friend had this same problem, and he bought the RF Modulator and has been happy.
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Going through the vcr will activate the macrovision. If I am correct, the coax input will not be affected. Anyone know for sure?
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Nightliner, yes, you're correct. Do not go through a VCR with the video because the macrovision will screw up the video playback. But you can defeat the macrovision with a Sima CopyMaster unit, but that also cost money too, around $75-$100 I believe. Get the $30 Radio Shack unit, unless you do plan on copying DVDs to tape.

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Old 03-21-00, 07:56 PM
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Well I'm going to be getting the Toshiba 6109. Do I still need a RF modulator to connect this baby to the TV that only has coax?

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Old 03-21-00, 07:58 PM
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or.. wait. Will I have problems because of Macrovision?

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Old 03-22-00, 03:34 PM
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older VCR's dont have Macorvision problems.

My SONY VCR from 1993 plays fine with DVD input through it

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