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rca conversion to hdmi

Dago125
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rca conversion to hdmi

My setup is about 10 years old so there are no Hdmi connections.  The current boxes are the version that Comcast does not make anymore so when one goes out it has been difficult for the techs to find a replacement box.  The boxes I have now have been functioning fine and I was hoping to wait as long as possible before making a lot of tv/receiver/speaker purchases for replacements.  I have been paying for the extra sports package which I use mainly during football season.  Last night I was going to watch the PAC12 Network and a message came up that I needed to swap devices.  I checked a couple of other channels in the package and got the same message.  In talking with Comcast they said I needed to swap boxes to get the channels.  I am not sure how long this has been the case.  Is there anyway to correct without upgrading the boxes?  Also, if I get new boxes is there a way to use a RCA to HDMI connection box so I do not have to upgrade my equipment?  Is there a recommended box so everything so sound will match video without delays?

CCAndrew
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Re: rca conversion to hdmi

It’s possible that those channels that you want to watch are IP channels and your old box can’t access. Google the rca to hdmi connector for examples, they’re not provided by Comcast. Can you not use coax out, since you’ll be watching in SD?

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Rustyben
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Re: rca conversion to hdmi

adding... all modern TVs have a setting for lipsync in their audio menu and it is done separately for each used HDMI input.



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Dago125
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Re: rca conversion to hdmi

Thx for reply CC.  I guess I can use coax out but how does speakers hook up now they go from cable box to receiver and then to TV.  I am not sure what SD means? Sorry

 

In the past when techs came they said the new box would not work so they always tried to find an older box.  They have worked fine in the past even for last year watching REDZONE.  Something changed within the last several months without any notification from Comcast.

CCAndrew
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Re: rca conversion to hdmi

SD=Standard Definition
Does your tv have audio out components?
Unfortunately with older personal and up to date Comcast equipment, it’s not a good mix.
The XG2 has RCA components, can you run hdmi to the tv and audio to your audio equipment?

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Dago125
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Re: rca conversion to hdmi

No hmdi to TVs. They are located in a different place from cable boxes and receiver so wires run inside the walls to tv and to speakers in surround. sound locations. Wires to one tv look like a cable that runs from a computer to a printer. One black and one white with large connectors on the tv end. The other tv has multi color wires running from catv box to tv thru the walls and using the speakers on the tv. The TVs are controlled thru infrared lights running from catv boxes to TVs. I am not sure what the cable boxes are but they are x1 and the TVs are hd.