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RF Modulator Trying to hook up an older tv with a DVD Player I'm confused on the setup for the RF Modulator.

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The RF modulator changes the outputs from RCA (red, white, and yellow) to a Coaxial Cable (COAX).

You connect the DVD players RCA outputs to the RCA Inputs on the RF Modulator, then connect the COAX Output from the RF Modulator to the television.




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Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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