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RF to CATV...

RF to CATV...

RF to CATV...

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I own a VGA card with a TV-Input. you can see the TV-Input port at this URL: http://www.hothardware.com/reviews/images/r8500dv/conns.htm [LinkA]. As you probably know it's the far left port. The TV-Input i need is RF Antenna (an example of such port can be seen at http://www.linden-computech.com/images/larg/tv99.jpg [LinkB]).
What i wish to ask is if it is possible to convert the Antenna signal from a regular RF cable, that would normally be connected to the card of [LinkB], into something compatible with the TV-Input offered by the card at [LinkA].

Thank you very much for any help.

RE: RF to CATV...

(OP)
Thank you jbartos for that link. I just need another simple question answered. Is the TV-Input shown at [LinkA] an F-Jack? The reason for my confusion was that i was totally unfamiliar with that TV-Input. If it is F-Jack indeed then things will be clear.

Once again thank you very much

RE: RF to CATV...

The left-most jack shown in your Link-A is an 'F' jack as is normally used in North America (and elsewhere ?) for CATV.  If you look closely at the image in Link-A you will see "CATV" embossed just below the jack.  This is the normal Cable TV input jack (for NA).

The next question what sort of Cable TV (or TV Antenna) do you have.  In other words, where do you live and is your card's TV tuner input compatible ?  Hopefully, it is a universal input and you can set it to match your location's TV standards.

RE: RF to CATV...

(OP)
Thanks alot VE1BLL. Now that i identified the Input i found lots of information about but still i am not sure if the tuner will be compatible with the local TV antenna. I guess there is only one way to find out...test it. nobody really uses F-Jacks here(im not sure if they are used in other european countries) so finding one will be hard.

RE: RF to CATV...

(OP)
The TV-Tuner shown at [LinkA] accepts NTSC. The antenna signal of the local TV networks uses PAL BG. Can anyone suggest any cheap methods of convertions from PAL BG to NTSC?

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