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Old 03-02-2016, 12:36 PM   #1
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How to connect an Xbox to a Solera 24R ?

I am getting an old xbox360 that I'd like to connect to the Solera so we can watch DVD's and/or play xbox on either the front or rear tv's. Does anyone have an idea how I could 'feed' the xbox into the coax ? Over the door is a cabinet with two wall plates. One is just jumpered from A to B, and the other looks like a powered receptacle with 12v outlet and a coax connector.

I have a rather primitive drawing I found that seems to suggest I could pull the coax jumper and run the xbox into the top connector (with the bottom connector being park-cable) ?

Of course my Solera only has the front radio/dvd head, and not a second dvd/radio system.

Your thoughts ?
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Why not connect it directly to the back of the TV? via A/V cable. Why try and go through coax?
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Why not connect it directly to the back of the TV? via A/V cable. Why try and go through coax?
I may want to watch a dvd in the rear bedroom or on the front tv, and I'd like to put the xbox in the cabinet over the entry door, so I was wondering if I can pump the signal into the coax - the question is how.
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Does the Xbox output to coax? If so you should be able to connect direct to coax turn off power antenna. Otherwise you need an RF converter. Or there are some wireless hdmi solutions. It would be sort of the same as if you had a satellite receiver up there. I posted a pdf of the satellite connections a while back. You can search by user for satellite connections or I'll check in the AM
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My 360 is hdmi or av plugs only.

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Ok - I looked at the Xbox 360 output ports, and this isn't really possible, as it only connects to a TV via HDMI. It is not possible to convert HDMI to RG6 coax. Also, there is no place for me to put a dvd player in the rear bedroom - the TV is mounted to the wall.

THEREFORE, I'M SERIOUSLY SWITCHING GEARS to get this done, and will use some modern technology instead. Take my laptop and DVD movies (or ipad, or smart phone, etc.), plug a 'chromecast' into tv hdmi port, use wireless lan device called a RAVpower Wireless Travel Router to setup a local wireless network in the RV, and stream the movies to the tv. It might sound complicated, but isn't all that bad.

If the campground had wireless or wired internet, I could even stream netflix from a laptop or iPad to the chromecast - which is kind of a generic streaming device.
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I converted all our dvds into mp4(or whatever a video is) and put them on a 1tb hard drive. It plugs into our DVD player via a USB port.

Also good luck streaming from the campgrounds WiFi.. They won't usually support the load.

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My 360 is hdmi or av plugs only.

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Yes - thanks - you are right. I don't have the X360 in my possession yet, so I didn't bother to investigate what outputs it has (and I'm not a 'gamer'!) What I was attempting to do doesn't appear to be possible. Now on to "plan B".
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I converted all our dvds into mp4(or whatever a video is) and put them on a 1tb hard drive. It plugs into our DVD player via a USB port.

Also good luck streaming from the campgrounds WiFi.. They won't usually support the load.

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Good to know - I have not yet tried to connect to any campground wi-fi, but I certainly have experienced poor power many times, so I guess that shouldn't be a surprise! And congratulations on building that hard-drive library - it had to be a lot of work.
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It actually is not that hard. Takes about 20minutes to save from a DVD. 5 minutes for my daughters TV shows. Once the setup is done I use the same settings for them all.

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