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#39482 14-Aug-2009 21:13
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Is it possible to change an RCA output (video L & R audio) to one coaxil cable?  I want to get the output from a DVD player to various TV's around the house.


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  #246868 15-Aug-2009 09:57
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Search for "RF Modulator", I think Jaycar carry them ( but RF really is the lowest of the low in terms of quality. Have you considered pulling CAT5 and using CAT5 to A/V baluns?

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  #246877 15-Aug-2009 10:16
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I hadn't considered CAT5, would I need three run's of it though? 1 for video, left and right audio?

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  #246918 15-Aug-2009 11:57
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No. You can run all 3 over a single cat5e cable. There are various options available including regular composite, component or HDMI. HDMI requires 2 x cat5e runs.


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  #246978 15-Aug-2009 16:29
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so something like this then

How do you distribute it to various tv's?  can you just do it through a normal ethernet switch?

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  #247028 15-Aug-2009 19:53
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they are a 1 to 1 connection, if going to several tvs then you need a video splitter ahead of several of them at the source equipment end.

RF is not much worse then composite if you are not trying to mix it in with off air signals - all the noise from an antenna is what really makes it a lot worse.


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