How to Have Your TV Display Caller ID From Phone
By Ashley Kurz
Updated September 28, 2017
Items you will need
Caller ID for TV box with instructions
AC power cord for your specific box model
Three-way cable splitter
Male RCA connector
3.5 mm stereo jack/audio out connector
Active landline telephone service with caller id subscription
Phone jack that isn't in use
Caller ID has been a convenient option with your landline telephone service for years. Now, there is an option to have the caller ID displayed on your television screen. If you have the option for this service through a "service bundle" from your cable or phone company, it's generally free of charge. If not, you can get the service at a small cost. You'll need to purchase a "Caller ID for TV box". They range in price from $50 to $120.
Plug the RCA connector into the video input on your Caller ID for TV Box, and the other end into the video output on your cable or satellite box.
Insert the 3.5-mm stereo jack/audio-out connector into the audio input on the caller ID box. The other end will go into the same device you plugged the video output into.
On your 3-way cable splitter, there are 3 receptacles. On the side that has two receptacles, attach your main cable or satellite line to one of these. On the other connector of the same side, connect a cable between the Caller ID for TV Box and the splitter.
Connect the remaining female connector on your splitter to your television using a cable.
Connect your phone cord between the wall jack and the Caller ID for TV box.
Attatch the AC power cord between your box and your elecrtical outlet.
Follow the programming instructions for your specific model of caller ID.
Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.