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Cable TV without coax cable?

by Harwood2 / July 19, 2013 11:26 PM PDT

Is it possible to receive cable channels without connecting directly to the wall jack with coax cable?

I ask this because before buying an LG smart TV, I read somewhere that it was possible to receive the cable signal wirelessly (through a router), so that the only hard wire you'd need is the power cord.

The TV has built-in WiFi, so I already have Internet access. Now I'm wondering about wireless cable connection.

Is this even possible?

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I'd ask more about that SiliconDust unit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 12:07 AM PDT

SlingBox might be an option but you have some research and questions to ask the vendors and makers now.

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after the lawsuit...
by Pepe7 / July 22, 2013 7:39 AM PDT

...there will most certainly be more rollouts in other markets. I really like the idea.

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Not as you would like it
by Pepe7 / July 22, 2013 5:10 AM PDT

If you do not have a cable box to tune in the channels, it's not possible. The built in tuner of some device is required to modulate (tune in) the content. Sorry.

Bob's mention of slingbox is what I had in mind too. Excellent product.

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Thanks for the replies
by Harwood2 / July 23, 2013 11:48 PM PDT

I've decided to punt on this one. No pressing reason why I should have a wireless connection; it would be a convenience, but the coax cable isn't a hardship.

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