RCA CRF940 RF Modulator and Video Switcher with Gold-Plated Connectors
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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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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.
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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....
This is a very easy to use device. If only it had better instructions!
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.
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.