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Connect DTV converter box with VCR, DVD, RF Modulator, TV and Audio Receiver

These two setups show how to connect a DTV converter box with a VCR and DVD Player using an RF Modulator for a TV with only a RF VHF input and use an Audio/Video Receiver or Stereo for sound.


o VHF/UHF Antenna
o DTV digital to analog converter box
o Analog NTSC TV set.
o Standard VHS VCR.
o DVD Player
o RF Modulator box
o Audio/Video RCA cables (1-yellow, 1-red & 1-white audio).
o RF coaxial cables (RG-6).


• built-in speaker

• RF input for VHF signals and No RCA inputs


• Standard VHS VCR
• RF input; RF output
• Composite audio/video inputs and outputs
• VHF/UHF cable ready tuner
• Video
System NTSC

Digital to Analog TV Converter box

• RF input; RF Output
• Audio/Video Outputs

Philco converter box

Digital TV conversion 2009, DTV CECB boxes

Hook up DIAGRAM - TV, DTV Converter box, VCR, DVD Player, RF Modulator

Cables Connections and explanation:

A VHF/UHF antenna is used to receive digital TV broadcasts.

1. Connect a RF coaxial cable (RG-6) from antenna to DTV converter box antenna input RF jack.

2. Connect a RF coaxial cable (RG-6) from DTV converter box RF "OUT TO TV" jack to the VCR RF antenna IN jack.

3. Connect a RF coaxial cable (RG-6) from VCR RF OUT jack to antenna IN jack on the RF Modulator box.

4. Connect a RF coaxial cable (RG-6) from RF Modulator "OUT TO TV" jack to the TV RF antenna IN jack.

5. Connect 1 RCA video cable (yellow) from DVD Player output to RF Modulator RCA input (yellow).

6. Connect 2 RCA audio cables (white and red) from DVD player to Audio Receiver RCA inputs (white and red). Use DVD inputs or CD inputs or AUX inputs.

Select the input you used to connect the 2 audio cables on the Audio Receiver when playing DVDs. This way the sound will go to the loudspeakers.

Why would you want this configuration?

o To view TV shows from digital TV broadcasts using analog TV.
o To record TV shows to VHS recorder.
o Play recordings to TV.
o Play DVD-Video to TV.

What can you do with this configuration?

o Watch TV, record TV shows and play back

What settings do you need for this configuration?
The DTV converter box will output your selected digital TV channel on VHF channel 3 or 4. The VCR therefore has to be set to channel 3 or 4. The VCR will output on channel 3 or 4 to the RF Modulator. The RF Modulator will output to the TV on channel 3 or 4 therefore the TV has to be set on channel 3 or 4.

TV Channels are selected on the DTV converter box using the remote control for the DTV box. The DTV converter box will output on channel 3 or 4 (VHF) using the RF cable connection. VCR must be set to channel 3 or 4 if using the RF coaxial connection.

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