Question about Akai PDP4294 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television

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Akai PDP4294 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma

I can't find the port to plug in my blu ray player. I have an HD cable that looks something like a computer plug but there is no place I can find on the tv to plug it in. I am now using the colored coded wires (It is a flat wire with three plugs on each end) and it is not the one they tell me to use for the best picture. Any ideas? and Thanks

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If I'm not mistaken, that model only has a VGA input. Unfortunately, you are stuck using composite, component, svideo, or VGA video inputs.

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