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Tv converter i have a new lcd tv that has 2 hdmi ports and a dvi port in the back, but no port for me to hook my cable up to it(i think the specific wire i want to hook up is called an "ant" wire but im not sure) is there any like converter i can buy that will convert the wire to hdmi or is there another solution out there?

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There is no way to convert your antenna/cable wire to use either hdmi or dvi. you must use either a cable box or satellite reciever. on any new tv sold within the last year there is a " rf connector " where you would attach the antenna or cable wire. take a look at your owners manual to find out exactly where.

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