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Old 04-24-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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No coax out on Direct Receiver

My next issue is that my Direct TV receiver / DVR does not have a coax out. Is there a way to convert the signal out to coax so I can connect to my splitter to allow the rear TV to see the receiver?
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Wow...I would call Direct tec support. Good luck with that.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:59 AM   #3
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Direct TV has a modulator available that will convert the video signal to a channel 3 or 4 RF output to run to your other TV's.

You can also get a unit like this from Radio Shack.
RF Modulator : Converters | RadioShack.com

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Old 04-24-2011, 12:03 PM   #4
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Is the DirecTV receiver one that is just for High Definition? All my regular receiver boxes have a TV out coax fitting. My High Definition one doesn't. You may have to call DirecTV and have them swap it out. The coax signal is an RF signal and all the composite fittings on the box are digital. It would be too hard and expensive to convert them back to a RF signal.
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If it is a composite output signal the Radio Shack RF modulator at about $29 should do the job as mentioned above.

Component signals are expensive to convert to coax.

My DirectTv HR24-100 HD receiver has both component and composite signal outputs. I believe their older boxes do also.
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Two answers:

1: If the receiver has composite AV out (Red/Yellow/White) AND you have a "Flex Vision" switch with the DVD option then you can get a low cost A/V switch (around 10 bucks at Big lots, 3 inputs too) and feed the A/V out from the sat receiver in in place of DVD.. Selecte DVD on the multi-switch and it should work

Option 2: As mentioned above, RF-Modulator, Any place that sells DVD players has 'em

Option 3: If you have a VCR or DVD,, Feed the A/V out to the A/V in and record-pause or just input pass through.

Alas, if you only have HDMI outs.. Get a different receiver
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Yep, I think the issue is HD. To my knowledge the SD receivers have coax outputs but not the HD DVRs. Are you wanting HD in the coach?

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We have an R-22 DirecTV SD receiver (DVR), and it has no coax output. If you want coax, you will need an RF converter (converts composite to coax) as several people have said. Some Walmarts carry RF converters, or try Radio Shack or Best Buy.
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Direct tv does not like you mirror imaging tv's. Good luck on support, maybe easier to add another box.
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I tried a RF converter from Walmart (Philips) and had problems (static sound) when changing channels on the sat receiver. Switched to a converter from Radio Shack and all is well.

FWIW I use the HDMI out for the front tv and coax for the rear via the converter. The signals are slightly out of sync but we rarely watch both at the same time.
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Direct tv does not like you mirror imaging tv's. Good luck on support, maybe easier to add another box.
I can't speak to HD, but Direct likely could not care less if you parallel TV sets. My box (not HD) has coax as well as composite. My RV has a switch box that does the job directly. I did, however get a second box from the house (I have 5 total) and run it on the rear TV.

BTW, I have never had a problem with Direct phone support. That is over 8 years and, as I said, 5 boxes and DNS. Courteous and fast.

YMMV
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