RF input broken off; how difficult or expensive to fix?

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  1. ccrshs

    ccrshs New Member

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    Any suggestions on repair for a broken RF input or how to work around it?
     
  2. True Colors

    True Colors Member

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    Can you handle a soldering iron?

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  3. replaytv

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    maybe just put the input to the RCA jacks instead? Use a RF modulator to transfer the signal to RCA jacks. They go for less than $5 bucks at thrift stores.
     
  4. jrm01

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    An RF Modulator converts composite inputs to a modulated RF stream for coax input, not vice-versa as you suggested.
     
  5. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    I think most VCRs would pass through RF input to composite output.
     
  6. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    It would, after passing thru it's tuner and de-modulating the signal to a single channel. That makes it hard for TiVo to change channels.
     
  7. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    and if you can't just take it to an old TV repair shop. We have one guy locally that just does repairs on VCRs. I'm sure someone like that could fix it.
     
  8. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    If the Tivo is using a composite input it must be a Series 1 or Series 2 which would most likely require the tivo to be using a set top box. The Tivo would still be able to change the channel on a set top box. The only scenario where this wouldn't work is for someone using the Tivo for only the analog basic cable channels and no set top box.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Which model number Tivo?
     
  10. jrm01

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    I assumed that this was an input that did not use a cablebox, since if it did he would then just use the composite outputs from the cablebox. However, I guess it could be a DTA.
     

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