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RCA CRF940 RF Modulator and Video Switcher with Gold-Plated Connectors

by RCA

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  • 4-input, 1-output audio/video switcher
  • Stereo analog (left/right RCA) audio connections, composite-video and S-video jacks
  • Front-panel input accommodates spontaneous hookups
  • RF antenna input, RF output to TV
  • Perfect for connecting a DVD player with an older, RF-only TV
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  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 17.8 x 6.4 cm ; 816 g
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: CRF940
  • ASIN: B00008X5DD
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Aug. 14 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,318 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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RCA's CRF940 is the perfect accessory for managing competing devices on televisions with minimal inputs--not to mention enjoying DVD players or other audio/video components through older, non-"cable ready" television sets. The CRF940 accepts video inputs from four separate source components in three separate formats (one RF and four each composite-video and S-video) and routes their AV signals through its tri-format AV outputs. One of the CRF940's four sets of AV inputs is built into the front panel, facilitating spontaneous hookups of camcorders, VCRs, video game players, or other devices.

This would also be a fine asset for transferring S-VHS video or camcorder content to an older VCR lacking the requisite composite-video (yellow RCA jack) or S-video (black five-pin) inputs. Accompanying sets of stereo analog (left/right) RCA audio inputs handles the source sound.

The unit's gold-plated audio and video connectors ensure maximal conductivity and minimal corrosion so you can set it and forget it--the terminals won't need cleaning for two years. A VCR-like output switch lets you select channel three or four for your TV viewing when using the RF output, and a red front-panel LED indicates power status. A supplied AC/DC adapter plugs into the rear-panel DC input jack.

What's in the Box
Switcher, AC power adapter, and an instruction sheet.

Product Description

RCA CRF940 RF Modulator & Video Switcher


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This wonderful little contraption did a wonderful job of connecting the video games and players to the old TV !!!
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By Matthew on Dec 25 2013
I received this rca cable switch for christmas and it is nothing but great the build quality is excellent and i highly recommend it. the oily down fall is the buttons you have to use a little force to push tham in withc can be a pain but no big deal overall great product dose what it is meant to and nice compact designee.
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Amazon.com: 106 reviews
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
So-So RCA Modulator Jan. 6 2005
By Ryan Vallieu - Published on Amazon.com
We have had 2 of these items, and both have failed. The first after 9 months, and the store and RCA told us we were out of luck. We then got a second one, since it was the only one we could find at the time locally, and this time it came with it's own external DC Adaptor, whereas the first one was internally converting the 120V AC.

The systems failed in basically the same way, you plug it in and it goes into some kind of power overage shut off. It will work for the nano-second when it is initially plugged in and then shut off.

The 9V, 100mA DC adaptor appears to be functioning properly.

When it works, it does a great job. We tried a similar Radio Shack item and that thing was horrible with all kinds of cross over feed from the other channels.

I just want something that lasts! Guess I will have to get a new TV now or something....
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
GREAT MODULATOR AND VERSITLE May 20 2006
By J. Spett - Published on Amazon.com
I have had this for over modulator for over a year and it works great. no problems. It automatically switches back to the antenna/cable when the power to the selected connected device is turned off. In many ways this makes it hands free so it is easy to just switch from DVD back to antenna or cable. At the same time as I use it to hook devices to an older TV, I use it to hook different audio sources to my stereo system. You can use the different outputs at the same time so I have composite outputs going to my Stereo and RF cable type output to my older TV. So my DVD player now plays audio into my stereo for a more theater like experience. I have had no problems with the device and it has been very reliable and very high quality. The main case is made of metal.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Works great, needs better instructions July 2 2008
By Robert Grady - Published on Amazon.com
Initially, I had the same problem described by others of it turning itself off after a second (this is because the antenna function apparently needs no external power, and that is what it defaults to). However, after looking carefully at the pictures and those of a similar Magnavox product, I realized the problem is that the first set of plugs are actually for the output, not video 1. Once I turned around my my cables, it worked fine.

This is a very easy to use device. If only it had better instructions!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Does What I Wanted Jan. 19 2007
By R. Thornhill - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this product to hook up a DVD player, game console, and cable box to an old TV with only an RF plug for input. It does exactly what I wanted it to do and the price was reasonable ($26 w/free shipping). The input options are generous and I have room for a second game console my daughter wants to buy.

The front panel buttons are a bit clunky and require a firm push to switch between input options. The styling is a bit dour, but since its connected to a 15 year old TV set that wasn't a concern for me.

If you need to connect multiple items to an old device with only RF input, this item will do the job and is much cheaper than buying a new TV.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Don't waste your time or money March 18 2006
By J. L. Crawford - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this a few weeks ago in order to connect my many game consoles to my TV without the hassle of constantly unplugging/replugging wires. After plugging everything up I discovered that the AC adapter connection was faulty, so that the unit wasn't getting any power. No amount of jiggling the wire would fix it; the ON light would blink for a split second but wouldn't stay on.

Thinking I'd only gotten a dud, I returned it to Best Buy and exchanged it for another of the same. I got it home today and discovered that it has the exact same problem.

Other than the obvious power problem, this device also seems to be rather shoddily made -- it strikes me that the switch buttons would probably give out in a year or less. Don't waste your forty bucks, or the time it takes to make several trips to the electronics store.

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