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martin_metal_88 April 7, 2011 12:19 PM

RCA alternative?
Hey guys! Just bought a new TV which is a Sharp Aquos Quattron 40 inch. The only problem is that she have no RCA. I actually need RCA for my hold VCR player. The TV have a MINI AV jack input but I can't find any RCA to MINI AV jack. Do you guys have ( provide link if possible ) Any cable that you know will work to take my RCA to HDMI or component or even a MINI AV jack.
Ask me if you need more info ;)

MacJunky April 7, 2011 12:29 PM

Did it come with any adapters?

JD April 7, 2011 12:31 PM

Definitely no point in adapting it to Component as that would require an Analog-to-Digital convertor and an upscaler, which cost more than it's worth.

Does it have traditional coaxial input? Probably best to just use that. Unless you get your TV over antenna, then I guess that won't work either.

Perhaps something like this: Sony AV Cable (Mini Jack-RCA Jack) Video Cables VMC20FR - Vistek Canada Product Detail would do?

martin_metal_88 April 7, 2011 01:52 PM

There is a coax out on the VHS but I have no idea if it's actually able to output the VHS signal.

LarkStarr April 7, 2011 01:53 PM

why do you need RCA at all? daisy the coax on the back of the VCR

edit: of course it is, why do you think it's there for? the signal cable goes in the input, and the output leads to the TV

sswilson April 7, 2011 04:51 PM

It'll be outputting on either channel 3 or channel 4 of the TV tuner.

martin_metal_88 April 7, 2011 05:23 PM

Lark, the problem is that all output are marked for DVD of VHS but the coax so I have no idea if I can plug it to TV and use it for the VHS. Since I have no coax on hand I can't try it unfortunatly -_- But well I think it will be less expensive to buy a cheap 6 feet coax and try it than searching for a RCA to something something.

LarkStarr April 7, 2011 06:09 PM

....what? why would a VCR be marked for DVD?

there should be an INPUT and an OUTPUT - you should already have a cable to the INPUT if you record from cable television.

martin_metal_88 April 7, 2011 06:41 PM

I didn't say that...in fact I have done a mistake :) All output are marked for DVD OR for VCR. But, the HDMI is not marked ( and it can only output direct signal, si can't be used with DVD or VCR ) so is it the same story with the coax output? I wont know until I get my hand on a cable and try it. Would be nice that it work so I wouldn't have to order a 40$ cable for the GF to be able to listen at her old movie...

LarkStarr April 7, 2011 06:50 PM

ok, I'm lost. What outputs are you talking about?

I'm referring to outputs from the VCR. Nothing about DVD or anything having to do with a DVD player.

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