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How to connect an dvd to old tv

Hi,
Is it possible to connect an dvd to an old tv?
The tv only has an Ant. input (coax)

I also have a vrc. I tried to set that up. Coax cable from ANT. out to ANT In on the tv.
Tried to tune the channels to find anything, but without success.
Maybe it just wont work on my tv?

The tv works with turn-buttons, maybe I do something wrong for searching the channels.
It can also setup only 12 channels and its like impossible to see which channels it's on.

I hope somebody can help, it's for a school project.

grtz

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  • angelo_welle Feb 04, 2009

    I just figure it out.
    After a long search. I needed tot set the tv to the U channel an set the frequentie on 75 UHF.
    I jused the vcr player as rf modulator and now can see dvd.

    thanx greets, i'm happy now

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They make a small box called an RF modulator. It takes the audio/video signals and turns them into a signal the coax can read. You can pick one up at electronic stores. There usually about 15-25 $.

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