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General discussion 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?

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There is no way around it.
by ahtoi / December 2, 2008 2:54 PM PST

The cable company want your money.

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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.


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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).

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(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,
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