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Question Using VCR as RF Modulator


Novice Member
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Because my Virgin digital box has no modulated RF outlet I have been using an old VCR to send both cable and terrestrial signals to tv sets in other rooms around the house.
The RF outlet now seems faulty, picture is breaking up and failing. I've connected the terrestrial aerial direct to the main tv and it's fine.
Can anyone please point me to a simple inexpensive RF Modulator which will do the job?

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
Many VCRs which folk are taking to the tip or recycling centre will have working RF modulators. They can also be picked up for peanuts at some charity shops or you could ask on your local Freecycle or Nextdoor site for an unwanted VCR, pointing out that even one where the tape playing mechanism is dicky will still be ok for your purposes.

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
Several at prices from around £10 to £80+.
Look up "RF Modulator" or "TV Modulator" or similar search term on Amazon, Ebay, Google etc.

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