I've seen many articles on this one, but I've never seen one teaching you how to many connect retro console with rf outputs to a tv with a single antenna input. Is the best way just to get multiple switchboxes and a vcr and daisy chain everything? Or is there like an 8 way switchbox for rf?
Dude you shouldn't be messing with RF, get you a TV with at least Scart/RCA inputs
You can get an RF slitter for cheap, or some RF boxes like the NES RF box has an extra input on it, so you could daisy chain them. This is pretty much the only option, there's nothing fancier than that.
Depending on the consoles you should attempt to get them all away from RF. You can get decent composite switches for cheap or euro scart
By now, none of my switchboxes are functioning correctly. My 3rd party switchbox for my Atari and my Colecovision has broken twin leads, my Famicom switch has no f type connector on it, so it doesn't stay on, and my Hyundai Super Comboy switch outputs a really fuzzy picture.
If I were you, I wouldnt daisy chain many devices to one scart connector. That makes extra capacitanc eon the video lines causing in reduction of quality.
Better make yourself a custom-made SCART switched (which will consist of relays for switching the a/v lines for active connection). You can make controlling even by remote.
Ditch RF and get a AV switcher.
A SCART-switcher will let you have composite, S-video and pure RGB with csync besides mono and stereo audio.
Avoiding RF on older systems like the Famicom isn't so easy though since you need to AV-mod them. But you might not have a choice if the TV doesn't take the RF signal.