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RF Modulator DVD TV Hookup Diagram

How to connect a DVD Player and VCR to a TV without AV inputs in the UK

Do you have a TV with only a RF input? Do you want to hookup a DVD player to the TV? Yes, it can be done by using a device called an RF modulator. Even though the DVD player has only SCART or RCA outputs, you can use the RF modulator to convert the input signals to a RF output signal your TV can recognize. The RF modulator has a SCART and/or RCA input which is used by the DVD player and a RF output which is connected to the TV.

The RF Modulator allows equipment with SCART or phono outputs to plug in to a TV or aerial socket.

• Aerial loop-through
• SCART and phono inputs
• Ideal for DVDs, digital TV boxes without RF/aerial sockets
and for TVs without a Scart socket
• Mains powered

Connect any composite video device, such as a CCTV camera or camcorder to the aerial socket of a TV.

Some modulators allow you to select the RF channel with DIP switches. Composite video and stereo audio inputs are via phono (RCA) sockets or the SCART socket. An RF input is provided as well as an output, allowing loop-through connection, so that the output of the modulator can be added into an existing aerial distribution network.

No Scart input on your old TV? - No problem. The RF Modulator takes the signal from your scart-only device (such as DVD Player) and converts it to the antenna (RF aerial) output required by older TVs without scart sockets. You existing aerial connection also plugs into the RF Modulator so there is no need to lose your normal terrestrial TV reception.

How to hook up a DVD player to your older TV using an RF Modulator.

TV prior to 2007 (before the conversion to digital)

Video and Audio Cable Connections

1) Cable to provide TV signals to RF input in VCR.
2) Cable to pass TV signals thru RF modulator to TV.
3) RF cable for TV RF input.
4) SCART cable to connect DVD player to RF modulator.

After conversion to digital

You can watch TV normally until you want to watch a DVD at which time the RF modulator will convert the SCART signals to RF and pass to the TV.

See Audio Video Connections for explanation of cables.

• TV Converter box

RF Input
If your TV only has an RF input and your DVD player or other device does not have an RF output, you can connect using an RF Modulator, which can be purchased at most electronics stores. The RF modulator will convert composite video and 2-channel stereo audio to RF on your old TV. Video and one-channel (mono) audio are carried combined on this cable.

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