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How to Connect Basict Cable to Philips 42' Plasma Monitor

by walkinman / June 24, 2006 12:27 PM PDT


I have a big problem. My dad bought a Philips 42' hdtv Plasma tv (Philips 42FD9954). When we got home and started connecting our 4dtv reciever(Motorola Dsr-922) that connected fine. The problem is with our basic comcast cable. We recently found out that the tv was actually a monitor because it does not have a tv tuner. We have tried connecting it through our 4dtv reciever, but it doesn't seem to work. My dad does not want to rent a cable box from comcast. I know there is the E-box that was included with the tv, but they don't make them anymore. If we were to get that would that let us connect basic cable without the cable box to the plasma or would we need something else. Is there some device or adapter that would let us directly connect our cable to the plasma?

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by stewart norrie / June 25, 2006 10:12 AM PDT

There new basic hi-def 211 system is just what the doctor ordered Your local network hi-def channels are free Just add the hi-def package to your basic service $10.00 extra I also have VOOM which has great programming, once you have your network, hi-def package and VOOM you will be in hi-def heaven Also take note Dish supplies only componit vidio cables to the installation so buy yourself a d.v.i. or h.d.m.i. cable for a picture that will be beautiful. In closing without a hi-def source you just wasted your money on the t.v. good luck and please post back stewee

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Re: Dish
by walkinman / June 25, 2006 2:34 PM PDT

We already have C-Band programming that is great and much cheaper than Dish Network. All I am looking for is to find a way to connect my basic cable to the plasma without a cable box. Thanks for you suggestion.

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You have to have a tuner, period.
by Coryphaeus / June 25, 2006 10:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Dish

Since the TV doesn't have a tuner, you'll need one, be it a cable box or satellite box. It's just the way it works. A VCR has a tuner, get one.

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by walkinman / June 27, 2006 7:00 AM PDT

Thanks for the info. I was wondering whether there is a vcr that takes RF input and outputs in A/V? Will the vcr let me scroll through channels?

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(NT) (NT) yes.
by masterying01 / June 27, 2006 8:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: VCR
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(NT) (NT) We need to dump you.
by kena10 / June 26, 2006 1:46 AM PDT
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by walkinman / June 29, 2006 7:42 AM PDT

I was able to get basic cable through a dvd/vcr reciever. Thank you for all your help!

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