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Is there a way to make the Vector Stormtracker's analog TV to work with digital signals?

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  • Mike Worsham Aug 29, 2010

    Hi Palaboy!



    I'm not certain that you understand what kind of "TV" I am talking about. It is an emergency device with the features I mentioned. It is not a regular TV.



    So what I want to know are the step-by-step directions for making this specific emergency device to convert to digital output from analog. I'm not sure that it can be connected to a regular TV conversion box. After all, it is not a "TV" as much as it is an emergency device. I would recommend that you check it out on the internet before you respond. If you know it can be done, please advise. If not, I will understand.



    Thank you,

    mike :)

  • Mike Worsham Aug 30, 2010

    Thank you, Palaboy! Your advice was great and well worth the fee. Although I might need you again for the step by step how to make it work as a B&W TV. Mike

  • Mike Worsham Aug 30, 2010

    I appreciate your assistance with my basic understanding, pal.

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• to work with digital signals , like viewing TV Digital

station programs you need to have a set top Box

to be connected on your TV Audio and Video Input.


• you may need to use the set top Box remote

to change programs , while your TV is set to

Audio and video In.

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  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 29, 2010



    Just one question?

    can you view television channel?

    If you can , and it doesn't have an audio video in, it has a tuner.

    from the tuner , you need an RF unit that coincide with the frequency of your tuner.


    then use the audio-video input of that RF unit.


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  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 29, 2010



    • On VHF channels there are two kinds of Modulators,

    one for Ch3 or 4

    one for ch 13


    some have UHF ( from VCR )


    • I do not know about yours , but i have both of them in VHF


    But don't expect your B/W will turn to Color

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 29, 2010



    • If it doesn't have an antenna IN connector,

    you may have to connect the RF out , direct to the Antenna and the negative of the

    battery supply


    If there is a will, there is a way.

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 29, 2010



    And possibly you are in area in where Analog TV transmission are stopped.

    You may need to downconvert the Digital Signal , using a set top box,

    a set top box have an analog out ( not all ) ,



    • these analog out goes to an RF modulator Input ( audio and Video )


    and view the station from within the TV channel ( your TV ).


    • same as above , you will need the remote of the set top box to change

    programs.


    • Dont expect a Miracle that a Black and White TV can be converted to a Color TV.

    ( unless you have to convert also ).


    But you can view the pictures being sent same with the sound.


    Black and white is still being used till today , on some applications ( but that is another case )

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 29, 2010



    I do not know if these looks like yours :





    http://www.amazon.com/Vector-VEC136-Elit...


    i am using a similar TV when troubleshooting Video problems via a RF Modulator.

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 29, 2010



    here is also a link from Ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...


    you might as well check these out.

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 29, 2010



    and here is snapshot on the page:

  • Mike Worsham Aug 30, 2010

    No, so far I have not seen even one tv channel. How do I get an RF tuner? Suggested vendor(s)? Thanks man.

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 30, 2010




    thanks for choosing Fixya for assistance!


    Hope to catch you again!

  • Rommel Cana
    Rommel Cana Aug 30, 2010



    • here is a sample Modulator Online:





    there are more other Models, Good luck!

    and thanks again

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