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Cable connection to my HDTV?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by phanboy, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. phanboy

    phanboy Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I have a great HDTV that I'd like to hook up to my existing cable subscription. I'm not concerned about the resolution or anything, I just want to get the connection before I worry about anything else. Problem is, there's HDMI, VGA, and a billion others, but no input for the cable (I think it's coax). Is there a middle-man box I need to buy, or some easy way to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. cheezzzz

    cheezzzz Regular member

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    Get yourself an STB with HDMI or components connections. Probably $5 more on your cable bill but you'll see the difference.

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  3. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    Sounds like your TV is a monitor. You need a tuner or something with a tuner in it. A VCR works fine for SDTV while an HDTV tuner like this would be better for you...

    Samsung HDTV Digital Terrestrial Receiver (DTB-H260F):
    http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/...box&subtype=hdtvtuners&model_cd=DTB-H260F/XAA

    It has HDMI and Component Video connection plus a Digital Cable tuner (clear-QAM) that can receive un-encrypted digital cable channels.

    You could also use a HD-Tivo unit if you wan't DVR service and premium channels. Last but not least a Cable Box, as cheezzzz mentioned, would also work just fine too.

    Ced
     

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