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Hooking a converter box up to an old TV?
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Post# 398390   9/18/2018 at 00:57 (655 days old) by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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I need some help connecting a modern converter box up to a 1980 Sears television. The instructions for the converter box want me to connect an RF coax cable and a set of AV cables to the back of my television. My TV has none of those things. All it has are a set of screws for a UHF antenna, and a set of screws for a VHF antenna. The VHF screws have a switchbox attached to them that we use for the Atari 2600. What adapters, if they exist, do I need to make this work?

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Post# 398407 , Reply# 1   9/18/2018 at 09:23 (655 days old) by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        
Take your Nintendo/Atari box off the VHF connector

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And add you one of these, OR if there are two screws on the TV side of the box, add it there: I have the same setup on my 1982 GE TV and it works just fine. The converter box works on either Channel 3 or 4 I believe, so you will want it on the VHF side, not the UHF side. Hope this helps:


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Post# 398450 , Reply# 2   9/19/2018 at 03:08 (654 days old) by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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Thank you!

Post# 398511 , Reply# 3   9/20/2018 at 17:11 (652 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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Yep, he beat me to it. I was doing this back in 2011. It works for the PS3 too if you have a PS1 RF cable.

Post# 398528 , Reply# 4   9/21/2018 at 00:33 (652 days old) by Seijun (Portland, OR)        

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Well.. My "transformer cable" arrived today, lol

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Post# 398533 , Reply# 5   9/21/2018 at 08:09 (652 days old) by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        
What the?!?!

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Someone didn't pay too much attention to what the bag label said before they sent it to you did they? GEEZ!

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