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Cant get cable on my tv

I went to the channel settings but it gives me no option for cable yes/no! i also have many adapters for my 2 other tvs that have cable as well. but i still cant figure out the problem

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Hello,

Sorry for the delay. I've been away from my computer for a bit.

Now, when you say adapter, do you mean a Digital TV converter box? If that is the case, then the plot thickens. If you have cable, the pay to watch service locally, you shouldn't need that converter box at all. The only people that will be affected by the Digital Changeover are the ones who have only an antenna on top of their houses. Just continue to watch your cable as you have done in the past.


If I am mistaken, let me know. I'm just clarifying your situation a little so I can help you the best way possible.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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