RF video (Not recommended )
- Labelled as: Coaxial, RF
- Hardly any players have RF video output
- Should only be used for older televisions.
- Only output in mono audio, even on stereo
general, avoid RF only connections since this is the least
satisfactory method to obtain the best sound and vision from
your equipment. On top of that, all but extremely high-frequency
radio waves can interact with RF video signals. This interaction
can produce a wide range of interference patterns.
you use only an RF interconnect between your VCR and your
TV, you can't get stereo sound when you play tapes, even if
your TV and VCR are both stereo. Why? Because VCRs use an
RF modulator to convert the sound and picture from the tape
up to radio frequencies that work with the RF connection.
some cases, though, you have no choice but to use RF interconnect,
especiaally if you have an older TV set or a small, inexpensive
current model, there's a good chance it has only an RF input.
you do have to run RF interconnect, using a top-quality interconnect
like Philex can make a big difference.