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How to Convert Coaxial Cable to HDMI

Coaxial Cable to HDMI
Written by Kelly Houstan

Coax cables were actually considered the sole standard for connecting your TV as well as a cable box. It was actually the default output for many years. Nowadays, it may also sound outdated, however, they are still used extensively. Most of the time, Coax connections are used in order to receive a connection in our homes from a satellite. If you guys have an old cable satellite box at your home, also you must know that it only outputs Coax. Now the problem arises whenever you buy a new TV. As technology has advanced, new TVs do not really support Coax and support only HDMI and USB. So here we guys are along with the solution to convert Coaxial to HDMI cable. Just read this article to know all about How to Convert Coaxial Cable to HDMI. Let’s begin!

How to Convert Coaxial Cable to HDMI

There are a lot of Coaxial to HDMI cable connectors available in the market as well. You guys can get them online as well as offline. In this article, we are going to tell you how you can convert Coaxial cable to HDMI. However, first, let us see what an HDMI and a Coax cable are and the difference between them as well.

Coaxial Cable

Invented in the 19th century, Coaxial cable was used in order to carry out radio signals. It also has a three-layer architecture. Coax cables are made up of a copper core and also two-layer insulation above that. It was meant to transfer analog signals along with a minimum of a hindrance as well as an interception. Coax cables were really used in radios, telegraphs, as well as televisions. It also has now replace via fiber and many other technologies that promise faster transmission as well.

Coax cables are prone to data or signal loss over distance. Fiber technology is faster and much more reliable than Coax. However, needs more investment. Coaxial cables require minimum investment and maintenance.

HDMI Cable

HDMI basically stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It was invented in Japan via Japanese TV manufacturers and is actually the most famous replacement for the coax cable at homes as well. Also, it carries out signals among devices along with a colossal amount of data as well as broadcasts signals at a high definition or ultra-high definition interface. It carries audio as well.

HDMI is actually a digital cable. It is also void of any data losses. It basically carries more data than coaxial cable and can also deliver signals at a much faster speed as well. Also, it performs digital transmission and is thus void of any interference as well as a hindrance. Nowadays, each and every TV, broadband, and many other cable device comprises HDMI ports rather than coaxial ports.

2 Ways to Convert 

There are some methods with which you guys can convert your Coaxial cable to HDMI or vice-versa as well. You may need upgraded equipment in order to get things right. Now, let us hop right into the methods we can also follow:

1. Upgrade Set Top Box

The problem that maximum folks face along with HDMI a well as coax are the set-top boxes. Folks generally buy the latest TVs along with an HDMI port, however, have a set-top box of Coaxial port as well. The easiest way in order to solve this problem is just to get your set-top box, as well as cable box, replaced. Your set-top box not supporting HDMI is an indication that you are using away too old a box. Now is actually the time in order to replace and get an HDMI supporting set-top box as well.

Replacing an old box for a new one is actually the easiest way. However, if your service provider is asking for an illogical replacement charge. Then it might not be an ideal solution for you as well.

2. Buy a Coax to HDMI converter

This is actually an easy 4-step process.

  • You can get the signal converter.
  • Connect Coax as well
  • Connect HDMI
  • Then just turn on the device

You guys can buy adapters that work as an intermediary between Coax and HDMI. Also, you guys can get these adaptors at any electrical as well as cable shop. You can also order it online as well. The converter adaptor inputs the analog signals from the coax cable and converts them in order to digital to use HDMI.


You guys can get two types of adaptors in the market. One that has HDMI and Coaxes sockets and also one that has cables attached to it. All you guys have to do is connect the converter along with coax input first and then attach the HDMI port of your device to the converter. You have to follow the steps:

  • Just connect one end of the Coax to your cable box Coax Out port. Take the other end as well as connect it to the converter labeled as Coax In too
  • Now just take the HDMI cable in order to connect to the device and converter the same as you guys did with coax cable.
  • And then you have to turn on the device in order to test the installed connection.

Now that you guys have connected the converter and many other necessary cables and switched on your device. Then your device must start receiving signals as well. If it does not appear in a few minutes, then just consider choosing the input method as HDMI-2.

This method is really easy. You only have to invest some money in buying the signal converter, that’s just it. Post that, the conversion is also just a matter of minutes. Now that you guys have connected the converter and many other necessary cables. You have to switch your device on and then choose the input method as HDMI.

Steps to switch from HDMI-1 to HDMI-2

  • First of all, you have to connect all the HDMI-supported devices to your device and then turn on the power.
  • Now you have to take your remote and tap on the Input button. The display will basically show some changes. Continue pressing the button until the screen shows HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 as well. Tap on OK.
  • If you guys can’t find any input button on your remote, then tap on the Menu button and then look for Input or Source in the menu list.


Well, That is all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

Have a Good Day!

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