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Old 01-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Cool HELP! I can't connect

The old funky tv works fine with the straight coaxal cable from the wall. But I brought a JCV 42" LCD and all I get is "weak signal" or no program. Can anyone help me? The dvd works pefectly well on this same tv so I know it's working.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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You have no HD provider. The cable in the wall may act as an antenna? Not sure, but get cable.or sat service with HD programming. Depending where you live, you may get OTA HD also, but need antenna
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As quad4.0 implied in his response, your question begs another question - where does that coax go???? Does it connect to an antenna, or a cable provider, or other??

You should be able to use your new TV if the old one works, but that might also require a setup of some kind (menu in TV).

Please give us a bit more to work with in terms of info.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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Thank you ....the coaxal cable is connected to a cable provider "Cox". It gets all of the basic channels on the old tv. I tried changing anything that looked like it applied on the menu options. At one point I actually got a "local" TV channel covering a city meeting... but I was never able to find it again..
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Thank you ....the coaxal cable is connected to a cable provider "Cox". It gets all of the basic channels on the old tv. I tried changing anything that looked like it applied on the menu options. At one point I actually got a "local" TV channel covering a city meeting... but I was never able to find it again..
OK you are getting "welfare cable" evidently, basic cable for poor folks. Like I said you need an HD provider: Dishnet/Directv/or local cable will provice a set top HD box. Depending where you live, on how many off air channels you have available. If you are in a large pop area, then a small indoor ant. will suffice for free HD.
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