Originally Posted by gunste24
Tivo says that one cannot connect a Roamio to the coax input of a TV.
But there seem to be a cable available to run the HDMI to coax input.
Also Etekcity seems to have some boxes that convert HDMI to coax.
Has anyone made such a connection?
Or is this a lost cause?
Tivo people are very sparse with information.
Co-axial means a wire in the middle with some sort of insulation and then another conductor around that.
The cable that the cable company runs to and into your house is a type of co-axial cable.
The cables with RCA plugs on the end that you use to hook stuff up to the back of your stereo are another type.
The ones like that with a yellow RCA plug that are used to get composite video from one place to another, and the red, green, blue trio of RCA plugs that are used for component video are also co-axial cables.
So you're going to have to be more specific when you say "...the coax input of a TV", because my first thought was "the input to the television's tuner where you connect the 75 Ohm impedence co-axial cable from the antenna or the cable company, but your remark about HDMI makes me wonder if you're talking about composite or component video.
(depending on the TV, it may also have a "coax" input for digital audio over
A. Wire with an RCA plug on the end,
B. Fiber-optic cable)
Wouldn't hurt to specify which model Roamio you're talking about, either.