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Flat screen TVs & Cable hook-up.

by tlmorosco / September 16, 2006 8:04 AM PDT

We are planning on buying an LCD TV & planning on mounting it to a wall. We want to avoid the whole cable box hanging around. Any solutions? My husband seems to think there are models that don't require a cable box..... Yes-- No??

Any other suggestions -- we're thinking of 30 - 32" -- not a ton of money -- Its just for a back room..... We are major newbies!

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only one that i can think of right now
by masterying01 / September 16, 2006 11:51 AM PDT

is the sony 32xbr1 that i know FOR SURE has something called a cable card...which will essentially get rid of your cable box and still let you get all your channels.

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Yes there are
by breslin / September 16, 2006 3:20 PM PDT

Look for a TV with a "cable card" slot. The TV does not actually include the cable card, the TV includes a slot to plug the cable card into. You get the card from your cable provider. The card looks similar to the PC card you would use with a laptop computer. The FCC requires that all providers offer cable cards as an alternative to set top boxes.

A cable card may not have all the features of a set top box. For example you may not be able to order pay-per-view with a cable card, you can probably call to order pay-per-view.

If you are only using standard cable you may be able to connect the coax directly to the TV.

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