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My RF-modulator works when I use a short coaxial cable but will not work on longer runs. Why?

I tested the RF-modulator hook up on a short run from my dish reciever to a small tv via a short (3') long piece of coaxial and it worked. When I tried to extend the cable into the other room, I could not get an image.

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RF modulators are intended for short runs. There is too much signal loss for a long run

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  • Step 2 Hookup the first coaxial cable from cable box output, usually labeled "TV," "TV out" or "Out to TV" to the cable "In" on the VCR. Connect the second coaxial cable from the VCR's out to "TV" to the coaxial input on the RF Modulator.
  • Step 3 Connect the third coax cable from the coaxial cable "Out" jack on the RF Modulator to the coax cable "Input" on the television.
  • Step 4 Take one A/V cable, connect the red (right audio channel,) white (left audio channel) and yellow (video) from DVD player's "Output," to the corresponding DVD "inputs" on the RF Modulator. Place components as desired but still disconnected from power. Plug in all power cables including the RF Modulator's into the surge protected outlet strip.
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  • Step 6 Turn on the power strip and turn on the TV. Cable reception should come on as usual. Set the TV to Channel 3 and turn on the VCR. With VCR on test it by playing a video tape. The RF Modulator should sense the signal and automatically switch to "VCR."
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    Hi, I downloaded the manual for this TV to make sure of its connectivity. The only connection the TV has is a coaxial connection for ant/cable which will accommodate cable, antenna, VCR, DTV. It does not accommodate sources without coaxial outputs such as most DVD players. However, there is a solution. Radio Shack, Best Buy, WalMart etc, all carry a device called an RF modulator that will convert the A/V outs from the DVD to coaxial. Here are a few links below of the device you will need to get you up and running.

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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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