How to Connect an RF Modulator to a TV

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An RF modulator is a device for converting a coaxial cable jack on older televisions into a set of RCA-type composite audio/video jacks for connecting newer types of equipment, such as DVD players. Decades ago, when television sets typically connected with a coaxial cable for satellite or TV service, and possibly a VCR as well, a simple coaxial jack was the only necessary connection point. With an RF modulator, older TV sets can still be used with modern AV components.


Step 1

Connect a coaxial cable to the RF "IN" jack on the back of the TV, turning the coupler on the end of the cable clockwise on the threaded jack.

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Step 2

Attach the other end of the cable to the RF "OUT" coaxial jack on the RF modulator.


Step 3

Insert a set of composite AV cables into the yellow, white and red composite "IN" jacks on the RF modulator.


Step 4

Connect the other ends of the composite cables to the AV "OUT" jacks on a component such as a VCR or DVD player.




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