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Watching Cable TV

I just put up my Sony PFM-42X1, and I don't have a clue how to watch TV on it. There's not "Antenna In" connection. How can I watch cable TV?

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  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    Me too. I place the Plasma on the wall, and I donĀ“t have a clue on how to plug the coaxial tv cable.

  • Hugo Echeverria
    Hugo Echeverria Apr 02, 2014

    pero yo tengo un adaptador para el cable coaxial y la entrada del composite eso no sirve o cual seria la solucion



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This Sony is a MONITOR not a TV. You need a cable box or a satellite tuner/receiver. There is no built in TV Tuner in this model

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