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    hi i have an olevia 32" lcd tv, its about 2 years old and when i first bought it it did not come with a antenna connector or tuner. the connector so i can connect my dish network into. I got a dvd recorder with a tuner in it so can be able to connect my dish network cable in, the analog coaxial cable i believe its called. but the dvd player just died on me so i am looking for an alternative route to getting my dish network connected. i have done some googling but it's hard to find anything because olevia has gone out of business and there isn't much out on the tv. can't seem to find a dvd player also with the tuner that's needed, any suggestions
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  2. Can't you just run composite or s-video? I haven't seen a TV without at least composite input in many many years. Picture quality will usually be best with s-video. Both are better than RF via coax.
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    no because i have a dual receiever dish network box, my tv is upstairs and the box is downstairs they ran a coax cable from the box upstairs to my room. its one box sending two signals to two tvs basically.
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    I too don't understand the problem. What is the Dish tuner and how many do you have? That model number for Olivia?

    Can't play a DVD? What is the DVD player connected to?
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    the model of the olevia is 327-s12 and it does not have a tuner, so i cannot connect my dish network coax cable directly to it. I had a dvd recorder that had a tuner in it, an input that i can plug the coax cable into. the cable comes from the dish network receiver downstairs. I'm not having a problem watching dvd, its being able to watch my dish network is the issue because i have no way of connecting the receiver via cable to my tv.
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    My reading of the problem

    Disc Box downstairs, TV upstairs.

    Cable running from downstairs to upstairs is standard RF Coax.

    TV does not have RF input. (My reading - TV is not a TV, just a monitor - no tuner of it's own at all)

    OP was using a DVD recorder as the bridge between RF in and TV. DVD recorder is now dead.

    OP is looking for a simple way to get RF coax into a TV/Monitor that has no RF in.
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    thanks guns1inger, exactly what you said is the problem
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  8. You could use an old VCR (the tape mechanism doesn't have to be working) with a tuner and composite outputs (virtually all VCRs have these). That's a big, clunky solution though.
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    Name any TV that directly tunes Dish? Some Dish tuners output a channel 3/4 RF so the TV sees what is being watched. What are you asking?
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    edDV, guns1inger explained my situation exactly.
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  11. Originally Posted by edDV
    Some Dish tuners output a channel 3/4 RF so the TV sees what is being watched.
    He needs a tuner to connect to his tunerless TV.
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    Originally Posted by guns1inger
    My reading of the problem

    Disc Box downstairs, TV upstairs.

    Cable running from downstairs to upstairs is standard RF Coax.

    TV does not have RF input. (My reading - TV is not a TV, just a monitor - no tuner of it's own at all)

    OP was using a DVD recorder as the bridge between RF in and TV. DVD recorder is now dead.

    OP is looking for a simple way to get RF coax into a TV/Monitor that has no RF in.
    If that is it, you need another intermediate box to replace the DVD tuner.
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    yep, i am having trouble in finding one. any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
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  14. Did you see my post about using and old VCR?
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    is that the only option? i have been looking for a vcr but most of them are pretty darn expensive. but if its the only way then i will have to suck it up and buy it, just trying to look for as many alternatives as possible
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    Just by a secondhand one from ebay or craig's list or similar
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    An S-VHS VCR or DVD recorder with comb filter decoder and S-Video out will give the best NTSC decoded picture on your LCD monitor.
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  18. If your TV has a VGA input you can use this:

    http://www.amazon.com/External-Standalone-LCD-TV-Tuner/dp/B000XY6N5Y/
    http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-TV-LCDHR-Resolution-1680x1050-Projectors/dp/B0011NM17K/

    You might be able to find something like it with composite or s-video outputs.

    Or forget the cable in the wall and go wireless:

    http://www.amazon.com/Terk-Technologies-Leapfrog-LF-30S-Distribution/dp/B00009UHXR/
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