new LCD now cable wont work.

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  1. TysonLee

    TysonLee New Member

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    posting this for a friend. he recently moved into his new apartment. he had a 27inch regular TV that he was using. one day he plugs a cable wire up to the jack on the wall and to his TV and to his suprise, he had channels 1-78. well he went out and bought a flat panel 37" proview LCD. now when he plugs the cable wire into that TV, the channels are all fuzzy and not clear at all (almost completely white noise) and he doesnt get all the channels after doing a channel scan (auto programming). the amount of channels he gets are random after scanning. he was told that he would have to get a special cable wire. is this true? if so do you guys know what cable wire he would have to get? keep in mind he does not have a cable box. just straight from the wall to the TV. free cable FTW! he is trying to avoid calling time warner and getting digital service because he isnt home enough to warrant getting full digital serivice. but it was nice to watch the usual discovery channel and what not when he is home.
     
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    amill94 OT Supporter

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    Did you try another tv to make sure they just didn't shut off his cable in the time between tvs? If they didn't, check if there are two antenna inputs...one is cable the other is air. Make sure it's plugged in cable. Also when you do the auto program, it should scan analog and digital stations.
     
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    yea he plugged up his regular TV to watch football. but i called him and he said that there is 2 inputs. one is TV cable and the other is HDTV air. the cable wire is plugged in the input that says TV cable. and the tv scans for both digital and analog. no digital stations are ever found and the amount of analog stations that get found are random. sometimes 17. sometimes 32. its different everytime he scans. he was told that he needs a cable wire that has something to do with a line amplifier
     
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    Tell him to pay his cable bill.
     

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