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Connect a Cable Box Using RF Cable

Last Updated: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 > Related Articles

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Summary

This article reviews the steps for connecting a VCR recorder, DVD player, and a gaming console to the cable box using only the RF (coax) cable.

Solution

1

Connecting to a DVD Player

Connect the coax cable from the DVD Cable OUT port to the TV Cable IN port.

2

Connecting to a VCR Player: Option 1

  1. Connect the coax cable from the wall to the IN on the cable box.
  2. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the cable box to the IN on the VCR.
  3. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the VCR to the IN on the TV.

    All steps complete.
3

Connecting to a VCR Player: Option 2

  1. Connect the coax cable from the wall outlet to the splitter.
  2. Connect the coax cable from the splitter to the A on the A/B switch.
  3. Connect the coax cable from the OUT of the cable box to the IN on the VCR.
  4. Connect the coax cable from the OUT of the VCR to the B on the A/B switch.
  5. Connect the coax cable from the A/B switch to the TV.

    All steps complete.
4

Connecting a Gaming Console: RF switch

  1. Connect the coax cable from the wall outlet to the IN on the cable box.
  2. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the cable box to the IN on the RF switch.
  3. Connect the coax cable from the OUT of the RF switch to the VHF/Cable IN on the TV.
  4. Connect the RF switch to the gaming console.

    All steps complete.
5

Connecting a to Gaming Console (Coax With Video/Audio Option)

This connection includes but is not limited to Nintendo 64 and Sony Playstation.

  1. Connect the coax cable from the wall outlet to the IN on the cable box.
  2. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the cable box to the IN on the VCR.
  3. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the game to the IN on the TV. Or, connect a yellow video cable and a red-and-white audio cable from the gaming console to the TV IN port for VIDEO and the AUDIO Left and Right ports on the TV.

    All steps complete.
6

Connecting to a Device With Picture In Picture (PIP) Via Splitter

The following rules must be followed for this connection type to work correctly:

  • Never use the "OUT" or "Loop to Decoder" on the TV.
  • You do not need Audio/Video jacks with a 2 tuner TV.
  • The coax cable will carry the information to both inputs on the TV.
  • To view receiver or VCR, you must select the proper input and make sure the TV is on channel 3.

  1. Connect the coax cable from the wall to the splitter.
  2. Connect the coax cable from the splitter to the IN on the cable box.
  3. Connect the coax cable from the splitter to the CABLE/AUX IN on the TV.
  4. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the cable box to the IN on the VCR.
  5. Connect the coax cable from the OUT on the VCR to the IN on the TV.

    All steps complete.

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