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NEC plasma tv.........how the heck do i hook it up?

I bought it second hand and no cords when i got it and i have a cable box i want to hook up to it.........how do i hook it up without using the antenna input location on the plasma tv since i cant find it....lol email sweetgal5319 at yahoo.com please.........i had this tv for six months and found no manuals to connect it as of yet and i am about to start pulling my hair out.....lol please help me

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Hi i have a NEC PlasmaSync Plasma Monitor which was given to me ages age, im trying to connect an antenna to watch free to air tv but there dosnt seem to be one?? The model is Px42vm5hw.. can anybody help me as i have watched every dvd i own!!!

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