How to Convert Coaxial to RCA

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A coaxial cable is commonly used for connecting cable or satellite TV service to a television. The end of the cable features a threaded plug with a rigid wire inside. However, you may want to convert the coaxial plug to an RCA plug for some connections, such as hooking up a DVD recorder or VCR between the cable or satellite box and your television. This conversion is possible by using an adapter that is available at electronics stores.


Step 1

Unscrew one end of the coaxial cable from the device it is hooked up to. Leave the other end of the cable connected to the satellite or cable box.


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Step 2

Thread the outer ring of the coaxial cable plug onto the threaded RCA adapter, taking care not to bend or break the rigid wire inside the coaxial plug.


Step 3

Insert an RCA cable plug into the female RCA connector on the adapter.


Step 4

Plug the other end of the RCA cable into an electronic device to transmit the signal from the coaxial cable.

Things You'll Need

  • Coaxial cable and plug

  • Coaxial-to-Female RCA adapter

  • RCA cable