TVs & Home Theaters forum

General discussion

Help....no coaxial outlet on back of LCD TV

by NateAdamsRN / December 2, 2008 7:23 AM PST

I'm attempting to hook up my 32" LCD TV in our master bedroom. We do not have a cable box in the bedroom and the TV does not have a coax input on the back. I really don't want to rent another cable box so I was wondering what I can do to hook up the TV to the coax cable. The guy at Radio Shack said I needed a "reverse RF modulator box" but didn't have one to sell me.
Currently, I have the cable running to an old VCR and a red/yell/white cable running from the VCR to the TV. This is working as a quick fix but we are not getting many channels. The TV is an Olevia 32" LCD and has all the common inputs on the back....HDMI..S-video....VGA...just no coaxial input.
Any ideas on about how to make this connection?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Help....no coaxial outlet on back of LCD TV
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Help....no coaxial outlet on back of LCD TV
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
There is no way around it.
by ahtoi / December 2, 2008 2:54 PM PST

The cable company want your money.

Collapse -
I have an old TV in a bedroom with similar setup
by Pepe7 / December 3, 2008 1:40 AM PST

I will have to look tonight to see exactly how my older CRT TV is hooked up. It's been a long time since I set it up. Such a reverse modulator is probably included since we do receive the basic/extended Comcast channels w/o a set top box. A VCR/DVD combo can also tune in those channels but the TV does not have COax in.

-Pedro

Collapse -
In the old analog day,
by ahtoi / December 3, 2008 2:25 AM PST

no box is require; A splitter was all is need to get to many tv (of course this doesn't apply to premium channels).

Collapse -
(NT) the lack of coax in is the issue I think (n/t)
by Pepe7 / December 3, 2008 2:30 AM PST
In reply to: In the old analog day,
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET's Tech Minute

Top 3 news reading apps

With the latest tech, getting news delivered to your phone is easier than ever. Here's a roundup of apps that are customizable and useful for getting the news.