what the hell is this box??

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  1. GBAfreak222
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    i found this box in my basement and it boggled my mind a lot.

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    it seems to fit in the "Monitor out" hole on my computer
     
  2. AlanJohn

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    Seems like a connector thing that connects a VGA cable and a TV cable. Maybe it's a TV without a screen?
     
  3. Psionic Roshambo

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    Is there a sticker on it? maybe on the other side, while it might not say what it is, it could have some information like an FCC number of some sort.
     
  4. GBAfreak222
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    nope it doesn't have any sticker or anything.
     
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    Well next would be to remove that screw and see whats inside.... lol
     
  6. GBAfreak222
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    good idea. i just opened it and there was anumber so i googled it and found out it was a PHILIPS TUNER BOARD GBKC7.820.1757

    now i just need to find out what it's used for.
     
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    I would indeed say it is a decoder, to decode the satellite or cable signal and to convert it to a VGA signal....
    It is a odd thing indeed, I haven't seen one this small though (have got something similar though, but it exits in SCART)
     
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    Looks like a VGA-to-Coaxial converter to me... But the site mentioned above says it's a tuner.
     
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    TV Tuner?
     
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    I sort of want to play with it.....