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Old 08-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #1  
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Default Passing coax signal to my TV through HDMI. Which box?

I recently got rid of my DirecTV and installed an HD Antenna on my roof.

All my video connections including the coax from my rooftop antenna come into my house behind my media cabinet, and my TV is mounted above my fireplace, with all the cables running through the wall from the media cabinet to the TV. Unfortunately, there is no coax cable through the wall. So I either have to have a coax cable going across my wall into the TV which looks terrible, or somehow convert the coax to something that I already have running through my wall to get the signal to my TV.

So I'm trying to figure out what I need to purchase that receives the digital signal through coax as input, and outputs either through an HDMI or component signal. I know a Tivo would work but then I'd have to pay a monthly subscription and I don't really want that. There must be some type of cheapy HD tuner or something that does what I need, but I can't seem to find one.

My TV is a Dell Plasma, it has an HD tuner in it so plugging the coax directly into it works fine, just looks ugly as I said because the cable runs across my wall and over my fireplace, and I'm looking to avoid that.

I also have an Onkyo TX-SR507 in my media cabinet that I use to pass my DVD and Sage Media box signals through an HDMI cable in the wall to my TV. And I also have a couple of Component cables running through the wall available for use.

Any suggestions would be great.

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #2  
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You can get a used HD terestrial tuner on Ebay or other places for around $100 or less. Does the same thing as your internal tuner but can connect HDMI from it to your Onkyo and eliminate the "ugly coax connection".. Since HD TV's have had them built in for over 7 years now, they are hard to find new outside of PC applications..

Here is a new 1 for around $130 but can find them for about half that used if you look hard enough.. I would just deal with the "ugly" or try to hide/run it best.

http://chucksaudiovideo.com/product/...DTB-H260F.html

Here is a used older used model with component for $50..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-HDTV...item1e70c95d9e

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