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Old 07-30-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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OK, everyone did so well with my mystery of the sidewalk extension, I've got another one for ya!

We have an old Hitachi TV that I used to run off our cable box with an S-cable, but since we bought a new Phillips LCD it is moving to the bedroom. I want to plug it directly into the cable outlet but the only outlet on the back of the TV isn't a normal coxial connector but one of these...

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The odd thing is I have a female adapter that is just like the outlet on the TV but I don't have a male version. Does anyone know the name of this kind of cable (it is not an RCA cable!) and where I can find one locally? I've tried WalMart, Target and Best Buy to no avail...

Cheers! M2
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Google Belling-Lee connector and see if it's what you're looking for. Was the TV purchased overseas?
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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As far as a local source for something like that, I would try Radio Shack or Altex. They may have a adapter that would allow you to connect a standard coaxial cable to your old TV.

I can't say I've ever seen a TV with a connector like that. Usually they have a standard RF coaxial input, or if it's an older set it might have screw terminals for the twin-lead 300 ohm flat cable.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Kinda looks like a BNC connector... do you know if the TV can change channels, because I'm thinking it might only be able to be used as a monitor.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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Kinda looks like a BNC connector... do you know if the TV can change channels, because I'm thinking it might only be able to be used as a monitor.
That's a good point. He did say he was using it with a Cable box, so it might not have a built-in tuner. If the TV has RCA-type input jacks, you could use a device (like a VCR) with a built-in tuner. Use a standard coaxial cable to connect the VCR to the wall outlet. Connect the VCR to the TV with RCA cables. You would have to watch TV through the VCR's tuner.

If the TV doesn't have its own tuner or RCA input jacks, then it sound like the TV is actually just a monitor, probably intended for a CCTV-type setup.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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F-Pin Female / BNC Male Adaptor


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would fix the problem. This adapter will convert a BNC cable end into a TV-style F-pin (coax) end.
What you have, looks like a BNC connect. but the adaptor above should fix your problem

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Old 07-30-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Google Belling-Lee connector and see if it's what you're looking for. Was the TV purchased overseas?
Most likely, but I can't remember; we spent seven out of the last ten years I was in the USAF in Europe so it is very likely. But you are right, it is a Belling-Lee, or IEC 169-2, connector, more often simply known as TV aerial plug or PAL connector, according to Wikipedia.

Cheers! M2
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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Give kingfta a try, he has different type of gadgets and has a location in SA.
www.kingfta.com
They have more stuff at their business other than once posted on their site.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Give kingfta a try, he has different type of gadgets and has a location in SA.
www.kingfta.com
They have more stuff at their business other than once posted on their site.
Actaully, they are almost right on my way home! I will swing by this afternoon and see what they have. Thanks for the help!

Cheers! M2
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:16 AM
 
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I think this is what you need. Might want to call the local Radio Shack(s) to see if it's in stock.

RadioShack.com - Cables, Parts & Connectors: Connectors & connectivity: A/V connectors & adapters: European-TV Adapter
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