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SD TV from THR22?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by wezel, May 20, 2012.

  1. wezel

    wezel New Member

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    Anybody know of a way to run a old sd tv on my patio from a thr22? It's about a 30' coax run that worked fine before I upgraded. I've tried an RCA adapter on the cable at the TiVo and just get static.
     
  2. Arcady

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    If you are running it into the RF (coax antenna, channel 3 etc.) input of the old TV, you will need an RF modulator to turn the composite (yellow, white, red) on the TiVo into a coax signal. They cost about $20.
     
  3. wezel

    wezel New Member

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    ...but do you know why the old style RCA out doesn't work. The manual says they're sd.
     
  4. Adam1115

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    They do, but you have to run RCA to your TV and your TV needs to have the input to support that. Since you're getting 'static', you're TV is either net set to the RCA input (or doesn't have one), static would only happen on an OTA type tuner.

    Your problem isn't that you need an SD output, your problem is that you need to 'encode' the signal as a 'channel' on your TV. That's what the RF Modulator does as the TiVo doesn't have a built in RF modulator like the old ones did.
     
  5. wezel

    wezel New Member

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    Well....with the distance involved, and the limited utility, I think I'll just file this away as too hard to do.

    I sure love my two new THR-22's. It's kinda crazy how DirecTV offers them and then tries to talk you out of them in favor of the DirecTV DVR. They also tried to tell me I could only have one!:confused:
     
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    Thanks Adam! It turned out I already had a radio shack modulator from several years ago. Works great; RCA's from THR22 to modulator, then coax to tv ch3.

    :):):)
     
  8. Adam1115

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    Cool! The UHF remote is a huge selling point for the THR. With all of the other tivos you had to do some IR repeater to make it work with the remote...
     
  9. Arcady

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    Which Adam? Me or the thing about "you need to 'encode' the signal as a 'channel'" nonsense?
     
  10. nmiller855

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    Arcady, did you have a bad day. This is the second non-helpful response I've read from you tonight?

    edited to add: I guess not because that appears to be your posting style. I'm so glad we have the ability to ignore people.
     

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