RF modulator (Scart device to coax aerial cable) (LIMITED AVAIL.)
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RF modulator (Scart device to coax aerial cable) (LIMITED AVAIL.)

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Found 17th Oct 2010
UPDATE: IT SEEMS THAT THERE IS BETTER AVAILABILITY THAN THE WEBSITE SUGGESTS! Basically I checked the one I drive past every day (Belfast Holywood Exchange) & sure enough, they had a few (possibly 6-10).

This is a great price - would happily buy 2 at this price, alas none near me (Belfast). There are limited stocks available to reserve - have found some in Blackburn, Grimsby, Sheffield & Sutton in Ashfield). If postage wasn't prohibitive, I'd beg someone to pick me up a couple!

Useful for older TVs with no scart (frankly limited), but also to distribute signals around the house using existing coax aerial (my use).

PLEASE DON'T EXPIRE PURELY BECAUSE OF OFFLINE/LIMITED AVAILABILITY.


description

A RF modulator takes a composite video signal (from either yellow phono cable or SCART) and converts it into an RF signal. This enables a phono video cable or SCART cable to be connected to a aerial socket on a television or VCR. This is especially ideal in situations where a TV does not have a SCART socket or not enough SCART sockets are available.
features

Brand: SLX

Fixings included: No

Thermostat: Yes

Waterproof (Y/N): No

Pack Qty: 1

WEEE Requirements: Consumer Equip

Manuf part no: 27851R/04

Interior/Exterior/Both: Interior

Single/Double Pole: Single

Category: Data Comms

Category: RF Modulator
additional information

* Scart or phono, audio & video input
* Adjustable output channel to avoid interface to other equipment
* Allows scart equipment to be connected to a traditional coax socket
* Adjustable video signal strength avoids distorted picture
* Suitable for connecting to a television without scart inputs or where no scart inputs are available


- flintstone

11 Comments

Actually, this sounds like a sensible way of keeping quantities of very old and potentially ancient tellies in respectable service long after a digital switch-over, once their collective RF sockets become otherwise useless.

This is ideal if you want to send output from a virginmedia samsung v+ box to other rooms via rf. It plugs into the vcr socket which outputs a composite signal all the time, even when you are using scart or hdmi to your main telly.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8536/slxrfmodulator.jpg

You could probably knock up a rough but functional door security system from this and an old black and white telly and an old camcorder that might be lying around in the attic - the SCART isn’t the only input, it can accept comp vid as well.

By the way, where does it get its power from? An included PSU?

Original Poster

It has a mains plug (permanently connected) I believe. I think it is the same as one sold by Maplins.

All old VCRs have this functionality for free,

but its cheap for what it is.

mikerr

All old VCRs have this functionality for free,



That's true, but VCR's often go into standby if you leave them alone so it's difficult to use that functionality.

mikerr

All old VCRs have this functionality for free, but its cheap for what it … All old VCRs have this functionality for free, but its cheap for what it is.



yeah had to use this way a few years ago to connect a PS3 to an old TV (without Scart), nephew was well happy at the time (he's since upgraded to an LCD with an obv higher quality screen output )

Original Poster

mikerr

All old VCRs have this functionality for free, but its cheap for what it … All old VCRs have this functionality for free, but its cheap for what it is.



Yes, but I find that the quality drops off - I am not sure if it is my set up or if it is deliberate (to stop copying)?

jnm21

Yes, but I find that the quality drops off - I am not sure if it is my … Yes, but I find that the quality drops off - I am not sure if it is my set up or if it is deliberate (to stop copying)?



I'd say more your set up...

as the Macrovision on the tapes is the main protection videos have

check this out howstuffworks.com/que…htm
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