New home where cable TV jacks were not connected. Using the coaxle cable installed during construction, I added screw on F connectors and was able to receive basic service to each of the TV's. However, some of the channels are not coming in clearly....different channels in different rooms. Any thoughts as to why?
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Re: Cable TV connection
A couple of possibilities:
1. Line loss, some of the cables might be too long, shorted, loose ground, not connected right;
2. Splitter - passive splitter, you might be better off using a distribution amplifies (with gain control pref);
3. RFI - TV interference from external sources.
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if you dont see rca audio/video inputs or s-video, the tv must be pretty old and when vcr's first came out in the 70's the input was through the coaxl (antenna) cable. you would run the antenna in to the vcr then out to the tv.- all coax cable
You will have to purchase cable that was once used to connect an older VCR to the TV. This cable connector will go into the RF connection of the TV to the RF connection on the cable box. If the RF connector you are looking for in the back of the TV is gone...you will have to find a TV tech to attach a new RF connection to the tuner of this TV. Hope this will help with a solution!
At least you know the set does work. I'm also assuming your satellite receiver is working and that all your cables are good.
There are two ways to hook up to the TV: RF (antenna) and the A/V jacks. Maybe the seller was using the RF input (the threaded round connector where you screw on a cable connection, then choose channels with the set's tuner), and you're trying to connect using the A/V jacks (the red, white and yellow RCA jacks). If that's the case you need to switch the TV to those inputs. You may need the original remote to do that if the TV doesn't have a front panel TV/AV button.
The other possibility is you're connecting the satellite receiver to the RF connector and the TV isn't on the right channel (usually channel 3 or 4). If you're using the RF input, have the TV autoprogram and it should find the channel. Most sets can do that from the front panel menu button.
most stores sell both adapters needed to hook up dvd or any type of electronic equipment buy a a/b switch so u can switch from dvd to [cable or satellite] then buy coaxle adapter which has 3 wire hook up to coaxle for tv [rca $10 ] and coaxle wire. connection wire a or b from dvd to adapter and other from a or b to cable/satellite other end of a/ b goes to tv slide switch to watch dvd and slide back for reg tv
The simplest is to use the RF antenna cable supplied with the converter. Connect it from the box (the round threaded connector) to the TV's antenna/cable input connector and put the TV on channel 3 or 4 (whichever the converter box is set to). If your set has screw terminals for the antenna connection, you'll need an adapter to switch from the round cable connection to the screws. This may also have been supplied, but you'll probably need to pick one up at Radio Shack or another retailer.
The other way, if your TV has the inputs, is to use the audio/video output jacks on the converter. Again, the cable is usually supplied with the box. This direct connection gives better picture and sound quality than the RF method. The jacks are color coded: red and white for the audio right and left channels, yellow for video. Just connect them to the matching jacks on the TV and select the video input to watch the box. (If your TV is mono and has only a single white audio input jack, you'll need a Y-adapter to join the two audio signals from the box into one. This is also available at Radio Shack. If you don't do this, you'll only get one channel of the sound when watching a stereo channel.)
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I understand that but on your cable box there should be audio out jacks just like on mine. It will say audio out. On some cable boxes there is a video in. Another way is to go to a local Radioshack or place like that and buy an AV switch. They are about $10-$20.
Go purchase a coax male f connector, and the crimpers. Cut off 1/2 inch of rubber sleeving and fold the metal shielding back. Now cut the with part a quarter from the end but not all the way. You want the center piece to poke out. Now slide the f connector on and crimp.
How are you connecting up your tv? also getting new IF connector should not cost more then 100.00 at the most and thats to much .also what are you using for tuner source?you have to connect to vcr,satellite or cable box using externel jacks,use back av jacks yellow video- red&white audio,then you will be using channel 3 or 4 on tv to change channels thru your vcr,satellite,or cable box which ever one you are using for tuner.If you have it connected right your set should work.let me know if you need any more help with this.ThankYou for using FixYa and Have a Nice Day.