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No visable way to connect to cable antenna

This particular model seems to be missing the antenna input and out put cable connections. I have another Philips dvd/vhs combo and on the right had side of the back panel ther are two screw on type connections for the outside antenna to be connected to as well as running a connections from the combo to the t.v.. Is this particular model used only for viewing or recording directly from the t.v. and not connecting to the cable.

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You're correct...sort of. I downloaded the manual for this unit (Owner's manual) and it says on page 9 that in order to connect to any cable or antennae source, you must connect through an extenal tuner, such as a set-top box or satellite receiver. If all else fails, an old VCR will suffice...just follow the hookup instructons on that page in the manual.
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Yes this model is used mainly for viewing and recording from the TV source
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