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Windows 7: Best way to connect a coaxial TV?

18 Jan 2012   #1
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Best way to connect a coaxial TV?

Hey, so I'm not looking for any fancy HTPC proper setup yet, as from my understanding that can be quite expensive.

I have an old TV I'd like to hook up as another monitor, but the TV's only input is a coaxial nub.

Possible connections on fiance's computer:
(Newegg.com - ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3+ AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard)
DVI
VGA
Optical S/PDIF
(HDMI in use)

I'm looking for the most cost-effective way to connect them. Perhaps a converter, cable, or pci card? Audio would be a plus, but not necessary.
Would it even be possible to get both audio and video sent through? Would the Optical S/PDIF do that?



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18 Jan 2012   #2
Qdos

 

I don't know of any hardware that would convert, at least cost effectively, a PC's video output to the analog type of signal that a co-axial input requires - it would require emulation and since the co-axial standards are way below PC display capabilities what would really be the point?

It's possible that some kind of set top box might just do what you want, but I'd prefer to spend money on a nice monitor than waste it on something which, at best, will only produce a fairly poor image.
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18 Jan 2012   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well they make rf modulators that will turn a s-video into a standard coax signal.
I suppose out there somewhere is one that will do it with dvi.
Or perhaps you could convert to composite and run it through a old vcr or something.
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18 Jan 2012   #4
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
...since the co-axial standards are way below PC display capabilities what would really be the point?
I dunno. Lol, I didn't think it'd be that bad. ^_^"
Just an extra TV that was laying around. No big money for anything of a decent new monitor, but figured this might be worth a few little bucks. Thanks for the input, though. =)
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18 Jan 2012   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

keep in mind it's maximum possible resolution is somewhere around 580x360
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18 Jan 2012   #6
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

He just reminded me of the one all important reason he wants it: to throw Youtube over there so he can maximize everything else that he's working on. So that'll be fine enough.

Would these 2 work? I already have leftover coaxials from the cable guy.

Amazon.com: Cables To Go - 40018 - Coaxial to Optical Digital Audio Converter: Electronics

Belkin Pure AV Blue Series - Digital audio cable (optical) - Male TOSLINK to M TOSLINK
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18 Jan 2012   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
He just reminded me of the one all important reason he wants it: to throw Youtube over there so he can maximize everything else that he's working on. So that'll be fine enough.

Would these 2 work? I already have leftover coaxials from the cable guy.

Amazon.com: Cables To Go - 40018 - Coaxial to Optical Digital Audio Converter: Electronics

Belkin Pure AV Blue Series - Digital audio cable (optical) - Male TOSLINK to M TOSLINK

no, those are for audio only.
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18 Jan 2012   #8
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

...and they say such. Probably time for bed for me!
Thanks for the ideas though. =)
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18 Jan 2012   #9
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

http://www.amazon.com/Computor-Compo...6865555&sr=8-9

Amazon.com: Audiovox Corporation CRF907 RCA Compact RF Modulator: Electronics


using both of the above would probably be the cheapest way to hook up that TV.
I couldn't find a VGA converter that had an RF output, which would have been an all in one solution.
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18 Jan 2012   #10
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, I'll check it out tomorrow. =)
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