Analog Cable to Digital converter

Discussion in 'Technology' started by bfun, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. I know a person that still uses analog cable. Sad thing is they still use old tube TVs as well. And by old I mean 12", colors half faded, wavy lines TV. I'd like to get them a newer TV but the problem is the current TVs are connected right to the cable line. There is no digital convert and I'm not sure if getting one from the cable company is an option. The house is well outside any town and several states away from me. So how do I convert the cable from the wall to something I can use in a new TV? I've been searching for converters and can't find one. Do TVs even come with built in tuners anymore?
  2. you should be fine. the tuners back in the day are the same now on hdtv's. I bought a pretty shitty one in 2006 or 2007 and it had both a qam and atsc tuner just like modern tvs. this was well before the fcc changes for cable companies and my cable provider was still running analog/digital hybrid signals and the TV picked them up fine with a direct connection.
  3. As khaid said, it should work fine with a direct connection. Just be prepared for a 480i analog signal to look like total shit on an HDTV.
  4. The TVs I've been looking at don't have the coaxial port.
  5. what tvs are you looking at exactly? only a monitor wouldn't have a coaxial port
  6. It was this one when it was on sale the other day.
  7. For $250, why not just buy a real TV?

    Samsung UN32J5205 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV

    VIZIO E32-C1 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV

    Also, on your TV it says RF input...
  8. you should be fine with the TCL
  9. You sir were right. And why not buy a real TV? Because it would have been $125 shipped to their house and I'm a cheep bastard when giving away free TVs.