- Jan 11, 2010
First I apologize if I posted this in an incorrect forum. I choose this forum for I am a Directv subscriber. Here's my situation, my set-up and question. I have an traditional AV set-up with one exception because of an existing Hooker entertainment unit I was unable to install the side mounted speakers on my Pioneer Elite PRO-111fd plasma. Obviously this is not an issue considering the TV becomes essentially a monitor in 99% of AV set-ups. Recently I decided to purchase an indoor HDTV antenna to receive my OTA (Over the Air) channels in the event severe weather conditions knocked my satellite broadcast out so I could monitor local forecast for severe weather such as tornadoes. Problem is the antenna only has a cable coaxial connection. I haven't even looked at the rear of the Pioneer for it doesn't matter without the mounted speakers I have no audio therefore I am looking to convert the cable coax to another usable form such as RCA, component or HDMI to link into my AV receiver. Obviously I am attempting to do this as logically, reasonably affordable and with the best connection results for the money. I've looked for cable coax converters but don't seem to find any. I've considered utilizing a analog/digital set-top box but being it's use is for analog TV they all seem to have RCA outs. While that will work I wonder if there is a better solution. I've considered the thought I could buy an inexpensive VCR combo that may offer component or even HDMI if it had a DVD player but that option seems a little too much to be logical not to mention unnecessary. So my question is does anyone have a better solution or encountered this dilemma themself and found a more logical, better solution. Let me also add I also looked into using an outdoor HGTV antenna and using OTA support from the SWM but I was upgraded to a SWM16 when I upgraded to the HR34 and learned while the SWM8 has OTA support the SWM16 does not. I also understand the HR34 does not support OTA as well but the good news is the HR34 is not on this AV set-up but a different one so going a little more advanced I still could possibly diplex into and out of with an outdoor HGTV antenna but in all honesty I'm trying to keep this basic and more simplified. I'm still not certain that my HR23-700 offers OTA support either which is the receiver on the AV system I'm dealing with. I have several HR23's, several HR25's and a HR34. Thanks in advance and look forward to your replies.