To connect your TV to a cable outlet, you will need to use a coaxial cable cord.
Begin by connecting one end of the coaxial cable cord to the cable outlet.
What channel does the TV need to be on for the cable to work?
Re: what channel should my tv be on for cable
If it’s a little DTA box, or an old SD TV, and using coax, then use channel 3, as mentioned. For a full cable box, try to use an AV input (the yellow/red/white) cables, usually INPUT1 on many TV’s. For HDTV, you’d typically use an HDMI input.
Can you get cable channels without a box?
Most cable service providers offer the option of receiving cable television without a digital cable box, which saves the customer from paying equipment-leasing fees. However, cable customers who subscribe to service without a cable box will not receive scrambled digital cable channels and other digital cable services.
How do I hook up cable to my TV?
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Do you need cable with smart TV?
Does a smart TV need a cable box or broadband? If you want to continue receiving your current lineup of stations and channels, and make use of the smart-TV streaming services, the answer is yes: You still need a cable or satellite box to decrypt the stations that TV providers scramble to prevent pirating.